TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start June 21.
COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday, thanking supporters for their "sweet and amazing" well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship.
There is Arizona Edge and Buffs with a Brand. Oklahoma State rolled out OSU Elite and Texas Tech launched Beyond Verified.
Eight teams closed out their regionals in the NCAA baseball tournament Sunday and moved one step closer to the College World Series.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Caylan Arnold and Kathryn Sandercock combined for a shutout and Florida State beat Alabama 2-0 on Sunday in a Women's College World Series semifinal.
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams turns 40 in September. Roger Federer hits that milestone the month before. No one knows how many more French Open appearances each will make, and this year's tournament ended for both on Sunday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Montana Fouts threw a perfect game with 14 strikeouts on her 21st birthday, and Alabama defeated UCLA 6-0 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the Women's College World Series.
Duke Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach his final season with the Blue Devils in 2021-22, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
TOKYO (AP) — It may be too little, too late.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons began their offseason training program Tuesday without longtime star receiver Julio Jones, who apparently has no intention of returning to a rebuilding team that is still struggling to get under the salary cap.
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government Tuesday was quick to deny a U.S. warning for Americans to avoid traveling to Japan would have an impact on Olympians wanting to compete in the postponed Tokyo Games.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence was fielding calls, posing for pictures and still hugging everyone in sight when he realized the Jacksonville Jaguars were about to be back on the clock during the first round of the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have picked up receiver Calvin Ridley's fifth-year option, meaning he will make $11.1 million in 2022 and be in line for a long-term deal.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns that "Football City, USA" basks in the glory of the dozens of youth leaguers who have gone on to win college championships and land coveted NFL contracts.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by a half-length on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race's 147-year history, with seven victories.
The National Hockey League is coming to TNT.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's leading scorer guard Jaden Shackelford is testing the NBA draft waters.
TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics who come down with minor symptoms of COVID-19 could be isolated in a hotel lined up by local organizers of the games.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn freshman point guard Sharife Cooper says he plans to enter the NBA draft and give up his remaining eligibility.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball announced Friday it was moving this summer's All-Star Game from Atlanta's Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights.
The Elite Eight marks the halfway point of the NCAA Tournament, but don't blink. It has the shelf life of chicken nuggets.
No. 11 seed UCLA (20-9) vs. No. 2 seed Alabama (26-6)
There were roughly 20 million brackets filled out on ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo, according to NCAA.com, and none of them perfectly predicted the results. A few weeks ago, I wrote a column on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In that article, I predicted who would reac…
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Lewis had a career-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to help seventh-seeded Alabama beat No. 10 seed North Carolina 80-71 on Monday in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jaden Shackelford and Alabama stuck with what got them to the NCAA Tournament, torching Maryland with 3-point shooting in a 96-77 second-round rout on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elgin Baylor, the Lakers' 11-time NBA All-Star who soared through the 1960s with a high-scoring style of basketball that became the model for the modern player, died Monday. He was 86.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's not like anyone's going to the office anyway.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No bands. No cheer squads. No packed buildings filled with neutral fans suddenly throwing their support behind a plucky double-digit underdog hoping to pull off an upset.
Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is.
TOKYO (AP) — At last it's official after countless unsourced news reports and rumors: spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Oral Roberts welcomed the madness back to March.
Gonzaga and Baylor spent almost the entire season holding down the top two spots in the Top 25.
Nate Oats didn't just speed up Alabama's playing style by urging his players to put the pedal to the metal whenever they got the chance.
The 68 teams whose names popped up in the March Madness bracket only thought it was time to celebrate: The next four or five days figure to be the most nerve-wracking part of their seasons.
Alabama coach Nate Oats didn't inherit nearly the same kind of rebuilding task as Auburn's Bruce Pearl, but he has sure made quick work of it.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — For the first time in 45 years, Alabama is the Southeastern Conference champion in football and men's basketball.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was moved Thursday to another Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in suburban Los Angeles and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County, authorities said.
Gonzaga's bid for a wire-to-wire run at No. 1 keeps chugging along.
Marty Schottenheimer's NFL coaching career was as remarkable as it was flummoxing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot who crashed the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, killing all nine aboard, made a series of poor decisions that led him to fly blindly into a wall of clouds where he became so disoriented he thought he was climbing when the craft was plunging toward a Southern Cal…
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for the mayor's order requiring masks at Super Bowl parties. Throngs of mostly maskless fans took to the streets and packed sports bars as the clock inside Raymond James Stadium ticked down on a hometown Super Bowl win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady made the Buccaneers, their fans and their city believe from the moment he arrived in Tampa Bay.
Though others have eclipsed him in some sections of the record book, Peyton Manning's stamp on the NFL is very much a thing of 2021 and beyond.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference:
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — With whistles blowing, players moving from station to station, everything appeared to be business as usual Tuesday at the Senior Bowl — even if they're anything but normal.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball's greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.
This Week's Circulars
Margaret Holt Hogan, 91, passed away June 18, 2021. Her funeral services are 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation is from 12-2:20 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Hodges Cemetery.
Passed away Saturday, June 20, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, with a chapel service to follow at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Andrew Curtis Legg, 73, of Athens, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Legg was born August 26, 1947, to Andrew Lervis Legg and Mary Ellen Berzett Legg. Mr. Legg is survived by his wife, Mitzi Legg; son, Andrew Wesley Legg and wife, Breanna; daughter, Stephanie Liberto…
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