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  • Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee allowed to add his surname to hers

    NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has approved a request by the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to add his last name to hers. A probate judge in Rhode Island…

  • AP Exclusive: Deaths of Yosemite jumpers remain a mystery

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to…

  • American Katie Ledecky lowers own world mark in 1,500 free

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky of the United States has lowered her own world record by 2.23 seconds in winning the 1,500 freestyle at the world swimming championships. The 18-year-old swimmer led all the…

  • Kohlschreiber, Melzer advance to 2nd round of Generali Open

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Philipp Kohlschreiber overcame 14 aces by Jan-Lennard Struff to beat his German compatriot 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the Generali Open on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Kohlschreiber, who…

  • Wake Forest suspends 2 football players for rules violations

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has suspended two football players from the team for violating undisclosed team rules. Coach Dave Clawson on Tuesday said defensive back Thomas Brown will be suspended for one game…

  • Peaty takes world mark from Van der Burgh in 50 breast

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships. He won the first semifinal heat in 26.42 seconds, bettering the mark of…

  • Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

    DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions’ running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70. A Lions spokesman says Farr’s son confirmed his father died…

  • Cincinnati picked to win first AAC championship game

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Cincinnati has been picked as the favorite to win the American Athletic Conference’s inaugural football championship game. The Bearcats return 15 seniors from a team that won a share of the…

  • No. 6 seed Petkovic advances at Bank of the West

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic got her body realigned and returned to form to beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a first-round match of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. “I…

  • Citi Open Results

    Monday At William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center Washington Purse: Men, $1.51 million (WT500); Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Chung Hyeon, South Korea, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-2, 6-1. James Duckworth, Australia,…

  • Andy Murray returns to DC tournament for 1st time since 2006

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Murray is back on hard courts for the first time in four months — and back at the Citi Open for the first time in nine years. The two-time major champion…

  • Son, Barbaree lead Junior PGA Championship

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Yujeong Son matched the women’s course record with a 7-under 64 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Junior PGA Championship, and U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree topped…

  • Citi Open Results

    Monday At William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center Washington Purse: Men, $1.51 million (WT500); Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Chung Hyeon, South Korea, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-2, 6-1. James Duckworth, Australia,…

  • Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found sleeping on a lawn five miles away Monday afternoon, hours after another missing competitor turned up…

  • Robbie Maddison Rides Modified Dirt Bike Through Ocean Waves

    (PAPEETE, Tahiti) — Tahiti is a surfer’s paradise. Now, it’s paradise for stunt rider Robbie Maddison. Maddison, who partnered with DC Shoes, was able to fulfill a three-year dream and ride a modified-motorcycle across the…