PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.
BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading ...
LONDON (AP) - A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 108 mph serve from none ...
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - In Gee Chun's modest goal for her first U.S. Women's Open was to enjoy every new experience.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be.
PLUMELEC, France (AP) - Race leader Chris Froome heads to the first mountain stages of the Tour de France in confident mood - and with an unexpected ...
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - California Chrome, who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby and went on to earn Horse of the Year honors, has a bruised ...
FOUGERES, France (AP) - Staying in front has meant staying out of trouble so far for Chris Froome at the Tour de France.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Four holes into Friday's second round, Jordan Spieth knew he was in danger of missing the cut.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez are going to the All-Star Game as winners ...
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Amy Yang has experienced success at the U.S. Women's Open. Now, she wants the ultimate prize.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor's boastful Irish charm and exceptional trash-talking skills have turned him into a UFC star, and his reward is a ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Will Bruin scored on a breakaway in the 81st minute and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday ...
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Speedway gave Jeff Gordon a parting gift that would make a native of the commonwealth jealous - 24 bottles of its trademark ...
LONDON (AP) - It's not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachussets (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored in the 47th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Haiti in the CONCACAF Gold Cup ...