PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has won five PGA Tour events that he played for the first time. Two of them no longer exist (Disney and BellSouth Classic in Atlanta). One of them he stopped playing 12 years ago (Tournament of Champions). He has been ineligible for another (World Golf Championship now in […]

On Tuesday, basketball extraordinaire LeBron James had some choice words for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA is currently under FBI investigation for corruption. Athletes from more than 20 Division I men’s basketball programs are allegedly breaking NCAA rules due to illegal recruiting, and many of the sport’s top players and coaches could face punishment. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start? Catch curling on the USA Network, and you might miss that superb — or disastrous — figure skating routine that will be […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nigeria was winning the Olympic women’s bobsled race. Yes, really. That sentence is 100 percent accurate — albeit with some massive reservations. The Nigerians were the second sled down the track in the opening heat of the women’s competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and over the first few turns of […]

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end. “You did that thing, baby ,” she said, […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next. “I honestly knew I had it,” White said. “I knew I had to put it down.” Put it down he did, soaring and spinning Wednesday through a half-dozen near flawless tricks […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday by winning the team figure skating competition, finishing […]

Racism could make Black athletes lead protests at the 2018 Winter Olympics, following in the footsteps of other athletes who used the games to send powerful messages of justice.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a feel-good story for a few hours: Luge veteran Erin Hamlin gets the chance to enter her last Olympics carrying the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games, winning that distinction after a vote by some of her fellow athletes. And then Shani Davis tweeted. […]