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Horton applauded by fellow swimmers for stand…

Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes' village and the applause began for the Australian swimmer following his personal protest against China's Sun Yang at the world championships.

Tokyo 1-Year Out: Scandal, high costs but unrivaled demand

Scandals and rising costs have not deterred interest in Japan in the Tokyo Olympics

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split…

Manny Pacquiao has beaten Keith Thurman by split decision in an exciting welterweight bout

3-time Grand Slam doubles winner Peter McNamara dies at 64

Peter McNamara, an Australian tennis player who won three grand slam doubles titles and reached a highest singles ranking of No. 7, has died

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LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut…

LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting, Jones faces former Orioles teammates, Yankees-Twins, Athletics-Astros, Woodruff injured

PHOTOS: Tokyo 2020 _ Japan's capital 1-year until Olympics

Tokyo 2020: Japan's sprawling capital _ a dense mix of the traditional and the eccentric

Olympic silver medalist Stevenson wins in Jersey hometown

Shakur Stevenson stamped his homecoming fight with a third-round knockout of Alberto Guevara, keeping the New Jersey native and 2016 Olympic silver medalist undefeated and in line for a title fight

Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in…

Li Na breaks new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, becoming 1st Asian-born player to be inducted

Gausman makes strong return from IL as Braves…

Kevin Gausman pitched into the eighth inning after missing more than a month with a foot injury, Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 to protect their NL East lead

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help…

Japanese automaker Toyota is readying various robots for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Vargas grinds out decision over Kameda, keeps 122-pound belt

Rey Vargas grinded out a unanimous-decision victory over Tomoki Kameda to defend his WBC super bantamweight title

US tennis player Tatishvili wins appeal of French Open fine

US tennis player Anna Tatishvili wins appeal over loss of French Open prize money

Herman rides Trump's putting advice to victory in…

Jim Herman rode President Donald Trump's putting advice to victory in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship

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Report urges new board, funding model for US…

Report urges new board makeup, end of 'money for medals' funding formula for US Olympic system

Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to…

Li Na, the first player from Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title, will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend

Kevin Harvick holds off Denny Hamlin at New…

Kevin Harvick held off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season

Alibaba to run Olympic ticketing for Beijing, likely beyond

The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles

US Open purse to surpass $57 million, richest in tennis

The U.S. Open total purse this year is more than $57 million, the richest in tennis history

Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction…

Large crowd greets 6 new baseball Hall of Famers; Mariano Rivera fittingly closes induction ceremony

A different era: Oda wins Japan's first Olympic gold in 1928

It's been over 90 years since Japan won its first Olympic gold medal and Asia's first individual gold

Serena among 13 Grand Slam champs in US Open women's field

Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open

Fan walks to plate, Hoskins HR in 11th lifts…

A fan casually walked to home plate and approached Philadelphia hitter Brad Miller for a handshake before being apprehended, and the Phillies later beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Rhys Hoskins' home run in the 11th inning

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Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal

Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, has won an appeal against his lifetime ban from the games

Venus Williams to play San Jose for second straight year

Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event

Texans' Watt, Hopkins on physically unable to…

The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list