FONTANA, Calif. – A blistering first in qualifying. A surprising first in the Xfinity Series race.
And a steady, tenacious first when it really mattered on Sunday.
Kyle Larson was second to nobody in his home state.
Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana, adding his ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The North Carolina Tar Heels now are a win away from getting back to a national championship game they narrowly lost a year ago.
And this time, the Heels made the last shot.
Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 ...
AUSTIN, Texas – Dustin Johnson won the Dell Technologies Match Play with more drama than he needed to cap off an otherwise dominant week that made him the first player to sweep the four World Golf Championships.
The scorecard will show Johnson never trailed in any of his seven matches over ...
NEW YORK – South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history.
The school of Frank McGuire, Kevin Joyce, Brian Winters, Mike Dunleavy and Alex English is going to the Final Four for the first time.
Add the names Sindarius Thornwell and Frank Martin to the top of the ...
By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Dorsey had just led Oregon to its first Final Four in nearly eight decades when he looked into a TV camera and passed along a very simple message to all those East Coast fans.
The ones who are often asleep before the Ducks have ...
By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jusan Hamilton grew up working on cars in his grandfather's garage, and he has been in love with motorsports ever since.
He dreamed of driving all the way from upstate New York's dirt tracks to the bright lights of NASCAR. When it ...
GENT, Belgium (AP) — Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet won his second race in three days Sunday, beating fellow Belgian Jens Keukeleire in a two-man sprint finish to take the Gent-Wevelgem classic.
World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia, who won last year's race, finished third.
By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roy Williams wanted another chance at Kentucky after his North Carolina Tar Heels lost to the Wildcats in December.
John Calipari is certain someone knew he hoped not to see North Carolina in the same bracket.
Well, Williams got ...
DESOTO, Fla. (AP) — Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida.
A Manatee ...
By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An already banged-up U.S. soccer team lost four more players heading into Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Panama, including two starters from Friday night's 6-0 victory against Honduras.
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget, defenders John ...
By Patrick Donnelly
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brock Boeser’s college career ended in crushing fashion on Friday night. Scoring in his NHL debut the next day in front of his family and friends wasn’t a bad consolation prize.
Boeser scored in his first NHL game a day ...
By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It's finally time to award the first spots in the Final Four.
And for the four teams chasing those tickets Saturday, it's another shot to break through an often frustrating roadblock in the regional finals.
Kansas lost in the Elite ...
By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has kicked out the signage on scorer's tables, tossed sweat-stained suit jackets and screamed so loudly at players and officials that his face turned beet red.
Good thing he's mellowed over the years.
By ROB MAADDI, AP Sports Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Get 'em on, move 'em over, drive 'em in.
That old-school philosophy doesn't play in the major leagues anymore. Teams rely more on the long ball than small ball.
As a result, the sacrifice bunt is a dying art.
There were only 1,025 ...
By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Reaching the Sweet 16 seems to be a rite of spring for Geno Auriemma the UConn Huskies.
They've made the regional semifinals in 24 consecutive years. Still, the Hall of Fame coach takes nothing for granted, despite winning 109 ...
By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer
His adrenaline rushing at the top, former U.S. skier Cody Marshall steeled himself to tackle the daunting course.
Three deep breaths. A quick pep talk. A determined gaze.
Eighteen grueling steps later, he reached the bottom of the stairs at the rehab center ...
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — To the casual skier, Sugarloaf's storied Narrow Gauge Trail doesn't seem so cramped or crazy. But that changes when it's prepared for competition and skiers are reaching highway speeds.
Suddenly those trees seem awfully close.
"The name says it all. That ...
By Kyle Hightower
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night.
Booker joined Wilt Chamberlain, ...
By Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow
AP Hockey Writers
Two players told The Associated Press on Friday they had declined an inquiry from USA Hockey to replace members of the women’s national team at the upcoming world championships.
Brittany Ott, a goaltender for the Boston Pride of the ...
By Andrew Dalton
With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors’ plans for the first time for a stadium on the current ...