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  • Love gets an earlier start on knowing Ryder Cup team

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Ryder Cup team traditionally starts to take shape at the Memorial when the top players are invited to one of the cottages at Muirfield Village to be fitted…

  • No. 2 South Carolina looking to refocus after 1st loss

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There are few things South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson hates in basketball more than losing. And she can’t wait for the second-ranked Gamecocks to get back on the court after their…

  • Women’s Top 25 Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Thursday’s Games No. 2 South Carolina vs. No. 16 Florida, 7 p.m. No. 5 Maryland vs. Purdue, 7 p.m. No. 7 Ohio State at Iowa, 8:30 p.m. No. 10 Florida State at…

  • Top 25 Schedule

    All Times EST Thursday’s Games No. 4 Iowa at Indiana, 9 p.m. No. 11 Oregon at California, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games No. 17 Arizona vs. UCLA, 9 p.m. No. 19 Dayton at Rhode Island, 7…

  • Hawaii’s big-wave surf competition called off

    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Legendary surfer Eddie Aikau would have gone out. But Wednesday’s surf in Hawaii didn’t stack up to his namesake competition’s big-wave standards, and the event was called off hours before it…

  • Correction: Super Bowl-Broncos Parade story

    DENVER (AP) — In a story Feb. 9 about Denver celebrating the Broncos Super Bowl victory, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a fan and several of her relatives. The fan was Dorothy…

  • Florida St looking to continue success against zone defenses

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s success against zone defenses has played a major role in the Seminoles’ four-game winning streak. Now they are about to square off against maybe the ultimate zone defense in…

  • Thiem, Almagro into quarterfinals in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria reached his second quarterfinals of the young season when he defeated qualifier Gastao Elias of Portugal 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Argentina Open on…

  • UNC spokesman: Williams expected back at next practice

    North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team’s next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday’s win at Boston College.…

  • No. 7 Virginia back track with a little luck, lots of ‘D’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Virginia had lost its way, then got a fortuitous bounce and the Cavaliers have been on a roll since. The shot that might have turned Virginia’s season around had no…

  • 2nd-seeded Cilic beats Muller to reach last 8 in Rotterdam

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Second-seeded Marin Cilic reached the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals by defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) in the second round on Wednesday. Neither player faced a break point…

  • APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

    EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Thursday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at OKLAHOMA CITY 11½ (220½) New Orleans at MILWAUKEE 1½ (211) Washington COLLEGE BASKETBALL Thursday FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at SYRACUSE 4 Florida St at TOWSON ST 2½ Northeastern UCONN…

  • APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned. Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday…

  • The odds are high that Spieth enjoys Pebble Beach

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand. Walking off the 15th tee at Pebble Beach earlier this week,…