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Putnam shoots 63 to take Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, California (AP) ― Phil Mickelson got most attention in his return to competition after a four-month break, Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round, and Michael Putnam took the lead in Thursday’s opening round of the Humana Challenge.Putnam made nine birdies in an ...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:58

Rose scores 22, struggling Bulls beat Spurs

CHICAGO (AP) ― Derrick Rose scored 22 points and the struggling Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-81 on Thursday night.The Bulls came away with a much-needed win after dropping six of eigh...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:56

Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

LAUSANNE (AFP) ― The 2021 World Games will be hosted by Birmingham, Alabama, the International World Games Association confirmed on Thursday.The town of just over 1 million inhabitants beat competition from Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia to become the second U.S. city to host after Santa Clar...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:55

Federer out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE (AP) ― For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won’t be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) Friday in the third round by An...

Updated : 2015.01.23 20:55

Djokovic joins Williams in 3rd round

MELBOURNE (AP) ― Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.Men’s No. ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 20:58

Park calls for full preparation for 2018 Games

President Park Geun-hye called Thursday for thorough preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea amid concerns of construction delays.South Korea’s alpine city of Pyeongchang won the bid to host the 2018 Olympics, beating Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France, in a v...

Updated : 2015.01.22 20:58

Korea coach counts on winger to carry offense

MELBOURNE (Yonhap) ― On the eve of his squad’s quarterfinals match against Uzbekistan at the AFC Asian Cup, South Korea head coach Uli Stielike said Wednesday he will look to winger Son Heung-min to...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:56

Sharapova advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (AP) ― Maria Sharapova had a narrow escape in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, saving two match points with big forehand winners before beating No. 150-ranked Alexandra...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:55

Messi, Arsenal lead AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) ― Lionel Messi topped the Associated Press Global Football 10 for the second straight week on Tuesday after his latest hat trick.His 22nd Spanish league treble in Barcelona’s 4-0 rout of...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:51

Aoki finalizes deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Nori Aoki is offering a bold challenge to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, one of his new San Francisco Giants teammates. “I’ve heard that Madison likes to wrestle, I think I’m going to initiate the wrestling,” the left fielder joked Tuesday.Aoki brings more th...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:51

Chelsea, Liverpool draw in cup semi

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) ― Raheem Sterling found a way past formidable Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with an exquisite solo goal to earn Liverpool a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their English Le...

Updated : 2015.01.21 20:47

With deal in sight, Kang set to visit Pittsburgh

Reportedly close to getting a deal done with the Pittsburgh Pirates, South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho will depart for Pittsburgh this week, his current South Korean club announced Monday.The Nexen Heroes said Kang will leave for the U.S. city on Wednesday. Once there, Kang will undergo ...

Updated : 2015.01.12 19:54

Federer claims Brisbane crown and 1,000th win

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP)--Roger Federer brought up his 1,000th victory at tour level in style Sunday when he beat Canadian Milos Raonic in three tough sets to win the Brisbane International. Federer was forced to absorb some superb shotmaking and blistering serves from the 24-year-old be...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:43

Patriots hold off Ravens

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) ― Tom Brady’s third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.Justin Tucker had given the Rave...

Updated : 2015.01.11 20:32

Boston to be American bidder for 2024 Olympics

DENVER (AP) ― U.S. Olympic leaders surprisingly cast their future with Boston, hoping a compact, college-centric bid will overshadow the city’s organized protest group and convince international voters to bring the Summer Games to America after a 28-year gap.During a daylong meeting at t...

Updated : 2015.01.09 19:32