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Unites States' Alex Morgan (13) and Morgan Brian (14) celebrate a goal scored by Morgan against Costa Rico during the first half of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

US opens Olympic qualifying with 5-0 victory over Costa Rica

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women’s team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night. Morgan’s goal was the fastest in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying history, and the team said it is believed to be the …

Ski jumping the latest event to step to the plate at Fenway

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park’s Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. “Sliding into home plate, coming in safe, hearing the crowd cheer like I just hit …

Lisa Borders announced as new WNBA president

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW YORK — Lisa Borders has been a fan of the WNBA ever since she helped bring a team to Atlanta. Now she’s the league’s new president. The WNBA announced the move Wednesday, three months after former president Laurel J. Richie stepped down. “I have been more than a fan. I led the …

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CLEVELAND — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel’s late-season concussion. The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report that they lied about the injury to cover up …

Nyquist 1st out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

Monday, February 8, 2016

He’s an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What’s not to like about Nyquist? Nothing so far, and that’s why the bay son of Uncle Mo opens at No. 1 on The Associated Press …

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Kurt Rambis gets interim job

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 11/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired Monday, with …

Von Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

Monday, February 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. “I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if …

Peyton Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do — the way he dissected defenses with clinical precision, the way …

Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

Monday, February 8, 2016

SEATTLE — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the …

Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she …

Von Miller powers Broncos to Super Bowl 50 win over Cam Newton, Panthers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. Manning and Panthers quarterback …

Brad Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 …

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to …