Bills safety Damar Hamlin is preparing for the next step to resume his career by suiting up in Buffalo's preseason-opening game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. The game will mark the first time Hamlin appears in a competitive setting since the 25-year-old went into cardiac arrest…
Cameron Smith was determined to erase memories of his worst finish of the year last week. He did just that at LIV Golf-Bedminster. Smith shot 66 and has a one-shot lead over Charles Howell III at Trump National. Smith finished 35th last week at The Greenbrier. This is his first time playing …
Lucas Glover is handling the mud and slop one day and oppressive heat the next. Glover shot a 64 and has a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth in the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Spieth had four bogeys in his round of 68. There are 16 players within four shots of the lead. That includes the lik…
IndyCar championship leader Alex Palou has changed his mind again and informed McLaren Racing he will not be joining the team at the end of this season. In a letter sent to the Arrow McLaren Racing employees by boss Zak Brown, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Brown wrote…
There’s a golfer hailing from America’s South and with a passion for hunting who is running away with the British Open thanks to precise driving and a red-hot putter. Ally Ewing is putting up a good impression of Brian Harman as she goes for a first major title this week at Walton Heath. The…
Some of the best competition in the NFL this summer takes place on practice fields. More teams are holding joint practices and holding their star players out of preseason games. It’s been a growing trend since the preseason schedule was shortened to three games. A total of 27 teams are sched…
Gregg Popovich didn't want to be inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame until the players that helped his teams win NBA championships had already gone in. With Tony Parker joining him, the NBA's winningest coach is ready to be celebrated for an impact on the sport that is now global.…
Sweden first knocked off the United States. Then the Swedes bounced Japan to snag a spot in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup.
Sweden will face Spain in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup after beating Japan 2-1 in a thrilling encounter on Friday.
We now know two of the final four teams in the Women's World Cup, after a thriller between Spain and Netherlands with the Dutch finalists from 2019 being knocked out in extra time. And the game between Sweden and Japan finished in the past half hour. The Sweden victorious, tears for the Japa…
FrontPageBets takes a look at drivers to watch in the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard NASCAR Cup Series road-course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Salma Paralluelo has scored deep in extra time to give Spain a 2-1 win over Netherlands and send the sixth-ranked nation into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time. The teenager struck in the 113th minute of an epic clash between European heavyweights whose men’s teams also have storied World Cup histories. The 19-year-old made her break down the left hand side, pivoted momentarily and from a difficult angle sent the ball into the back of the neck for an historic match-winner.
Collin Morikawa is pledging $1,000 for every birdie he makes the next three PGA Tour events to help with relief for the deadly fires in Hawaii. For him, it’s personal. Morikawa's grandparents were born in Lahaina and owned a restaurant there. Lahaina is a historic town on Maui and a popular tourist destination. It was the hardest hit by fires that have claimed at least 36 lives and destroyed fabled Front Street.
Jordan Spieth kept a clean card and clean pants in the rain-soaked opener to the PGA Tour postseason. Spieth chipped in for eagle on his way to a 63 in the FedEx St. Jude Championship. That gives him a one-shot lead over Tom Kim, who did what he could to stay clean. Kim rolled up his pants to make it look as though he were wearing capris. Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler each had 67. Top-seeded Jon Rahm shot 73.
Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the U.S. Open. That means he will have missed all four Grand Slam tournaments this year. He reached his first major final at Wimbledon in 2022 and the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open. But the 28-year-old from Australia has participated in just one official match all of this season — a loss in June in Stuttgart, Germany. Soon after that he withdrew from Wimbledon because of an injured wrist. He also missed the Australian Open in January and the French Open in May. The U.S. Open begins on Aug. 28 in New York. Jan-Lennard Struff also pulled out on Thursday.
The United States is seeking its third female major champion of 2023 at the AIG Women's British Open this week. Ally Ewing is leading the American charge to the likely surprise of many. Ewing made eagle from 5 feet at the par-5 16th to leapfrog a five-way tie for first place and parred the last two holes to shoot 4-under 68 for the solo lead at Walton Heath in the opening round. Ewing is ranked No. 39, missed the cut in two of the last three majors and her most recent top-10 finish in the biggest events in golf came at the Chevron Championship in early 2021. Former Women's U.S. Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 is among those in second place.
The Indianapolis Colts will start rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson in Saturday's preseason opener at Buffalo, coach Shane Steichen announced Thursday. Richardson, the fourth overall pick in April's draft, has been working primarily with the starters over the past week and has shown glimpses of the raw talent that intrigued the team.
Suspended NASCAR driver Noah Gragson has asked Legacy Motor Club to release him from his contract so he can work through the series' reinstatement process. Gragson was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last Saturday after liking an insensitive meme with a photo of George Floyd's face. Floyd died in 2020 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for 9 1/2 minutes. Legacy already has announced two-time Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller will replace Gragson in the No. 42 Chevrolet for the next two races. Legacy's statement says it's "proud" that Gragson is taking ownership of his actions.
American cyclist Chloe Dygert's comeback from a career-threatening injury culminated with a world title in the women's time trial on Thursday. Dygert crashed heavily in the same event at the 2020 worlds in Italy, leaving her with serious injuries to her left leg. She also dealt with illness and other injuries over the past three years, often keeping her off the bike for months at a time. But she stamped herself as the favorite for next year's Paris Olympics by holding off Australia's Grace Brown by six seconds to win the gold medal. Christina Schweinberger of Austria won the bronze medal.
Kyle Dubas doesn't expect the Pittsburgh Penguins to make any more moves before the 2023-24 NHL season opens after completing the biggest trade of the summer. The Penguins dealt players and picks to two different teams to get three-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson. But the rival Washington Capitals are among those still looking to wheel and deal in the six weeks left before training camps open. General manager Brian MacLellan says the Capitals are still looking for a top-six forward. Trading away Evgeny Kuznetsov remains a possibility.
Scott Dixon didn't expect much as a young New Zealand racer. The Iceman is now IndyCar's Ironman. Dixon on Saturday will move past Tony Kanaan for a record 319th consecutive start in IndyCar. Dixon is the greatest driver of his generation and his championships and wins trail only A.J. Foyt. He's also the longest-tenured driver for owner Chip Ganassi. The Kiwi accidentally made his way to IndyCar and become one of the most successful drivers ever.
Neymar is heading for an exit from Paris Saint-Germain. He would be following his former teammate Lionel Messi away from the French champion in the club's turbulent summer. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press talks are moving toward Neymar leaving the club this month. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential negotiations. The 31-year-old Brazil star was widely reported to have told PSG this week he wants to leave. It's days before the team begins its French title defense. His expected preference is a return to Barcelona. PSG is also dealing with uncertainty over Kylian Mbappé's future with the club.
The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not remove NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre as a defendant in a civil lawsuit that seeks to recover millions of dollars of misspent welfare money. Three justices issued a brief ruling Wednesday. They affirmed a trial court judge's decision that Favre must remain as a defendant in the civil lawsuit filed by the state Department of Human Services. Prosecutors say millions of welfare dollars for low-income Mississippi residents were squandered on projects supported by wealthy or well-connected people from 2016 to 2019. The department sued more than three dozen people or businesses in 2022 to try to recover some of the money.
Renowned gambler Billy Walters writes in his book that Phil Mickelson wagered more than $1 billion in the last 30 years. Walters' book is due out on Aug. 22. Firepit Collective obtained the excerpt and its stunning allegations. They include Walters telling of a conversation in which Mickelson wanted him to bet $400,000 for him on the Americans winning the 2012 Ryder Cup. Mickelson played on that team. Walters talked him out of it. He's not sure if Mickelson placed the bet. Walters was sentenced to five years for an insider trading case that involved Mickelson as a relief defendant.
There have been 21 different winners in the last 22 major championships in women's golf. So the field is wide open for the final major of 2023 even if two players stand out. Celine Boutier and Rose Zhang are dominating the conversation heading into the Women's British Open starting Thursday at Walton Heath in southern England. Boutier is the hottest player around after following up her first major title at the Evian Championship by winning the Scottish Open last week. Zhang is a 20-year-old star widely regarded as the next big thing in women's golf and has top-10 finishes in all three majors as a pro.
Jon Rahm is the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin Thursday at the St. Jude Championship. That's not a good omen based on recent history. Only one player in the last 13 years has started the PGA Tour's postseason as the No. 1 seed and gone on to win the FedEx Cup. That was Jordan Spieth in 2015. Spieth had a big lead that year. Rahm does not. He's narrowly ahead of Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy. This is the first of three playoff events. Only the top 50 from the 70-man field advance to next week.
ASHBURN, Va. — Ron Rivera said Wednesday he spoke to Eric Bieniemy about his comments that some Washington Commanders players expressed concern over the new offensive coordinator’s coaching style, apologizing for the remarks that put him in hot water around the NFL.
This we know: Legalized sports betting is growing. College coaches and administrators know it, as well. They’re concerned about the potential problems it means for student-athletes. Nick Saban is among those coaches. So the Alabama coach got an idea. Who would be the best person to talk to his Crimson Tide football team about the effects of gambling? His answer: Pete Rose. The all-time hits ...
Aaron Rodgers had his first opportunity to face an opponent as member of the New York Jets. Bryce Young got his first taste of NFL competition, period. The 18-year veteran and this year's No. 1 overall pick draft both turned in solid performances as the Carolina Panthers hosted the Jets for the first of two days of joint practices. The 39-year-old Rodgers dominated the early portion of practice, completing 8 of 10 passes during 11-on-11 drills with two deep completions to Allen Lazard and C.J. Uzomah. But things didn’t end well for Rodgers as the Jets went three-and-out during two-minute drills at the end of practice. Young looked particularly sharp in two-minute drills going 5 of 7 and leading the Panthers to a field goal.
Video review for double bounces and certain other rulings will be making its Grand Slam tennis debut when main-draw competition begins at the U.S. Open later this month. Players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at Flushing Meadows will get three challenges per set for things such as whether a ball touches a player's body, a player touches the net or a player was hindered by noise made while she or he was attempting a shot. The chair umpire will review a replay on the screen and decide whether a call should be changed. The system will be available on five of 17 competition courts during the two-week tournament in New York.