The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city by the end of next year.
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.
NEW YORK (AP) - New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.
SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are perfect examples of how things have changed with the Oakland Raiders in the post-Al Davis era.
NEW YORK (AP) - If Commissioner Roger Goodell gets his way, change could be coming to the NFL.
NEW YORK (AP) - Regis Philbin wore a UFC championship belt around his waist and tossed a challenge at Ricardo Lamas.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A company tied to St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has purchased a prime piece of land in the Los Angeles area amid speculation the NFL franchise is considering a return to the city it left for the Midwest nearly two decades ago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It was a rally that truly came out of left field.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Mickelson made it to the weekend in the Phoenix Open. Another popular left-hander and a fellow former Arizona State player set the pace.
CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan's passion for soccer is rejuvenated heading into his fourth World Cup run, and he spent the past few weeks stoking that fire in training camp with his U.S. teammates in Brazil.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The captain was a few minutes late, though no one seemed to mind.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 Thursday night.
When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Mark Giordano scored the game-winning goal and Karri Ramo made 27 saves as the Calgary Flames extended their winning streak to four with a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
LONDON (AP) - Michael Schumacher's doctors have started trying to wake up the Formula One great from the medically induced coma he's been in since a skiing accident last month, his manager said Thursday.
Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman can agree to agree.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets each had two players picked as reserves for the NBA All-Star game, while the Indiana Pacers had to settle for just Roy Hibbert despite the league's best record.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - They are former kids who played in their backyards and dreamed of scoring the winning touchdown, making the big play on defense and somehow sharing in the spotlight of helping a team win the Super Bowl.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Demaryius Thomas' mother and grandmother will cheer for the Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape.