LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for Giants, Paddack…

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for resurgent Giants, Paddack faces Alonso in matchup of top rookies, Strasburg tries for 13th win

1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics

The United States would lead the medal table if the Tokyo Olympics opened today

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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Martinez lifts Boston 9-4; Rays pitch position…

J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 9-4

Australia's Queensland state to fund 2032 Olympic bid study

Australia moved closer to launching a bid for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games after the Queensland state government announced it would help fund a study into how much the events would cost taxpayers

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

Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally…

Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants continued their winning ways since the All-Star break by rallying past the Chicago Cubs 5-4

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

Twins hit 5 homers, turn triple play in 8-6 win…

Garver hits pair of homers as Twins go deep 5 times, hang on for 8-6 win vs Yankees

Year to go to Tokyo Games, with costs, ticket demand rising

Year to go: Scandals, rising costs do not deter interest in Japan for Tokyo Olympics

Angels' Skaggs remembered and praised at memorial…

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs has been remembered at a memorial service

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

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

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Ledecky withdraws from 2 events at worlds due to…

Katie Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle and 1,500 free final at the world swimming championships because of illness

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help…

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

Twins turn 3 vs. Yankees on Encarnación's grounder

Twins turn 1st triple play in 2 years, vs Yankees in 1st inning on Encarnación's grounder

Report urges new board, funding model for US…

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

White Sox host 1st MLB game with foul…

The Chicago White Sox have become the first team in the major leagues to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole, starting with their game against the Miami Marlins

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

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant…

Tim Duncan returning to Spurs, now as an assistant to Gregg Popovich

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

Cristiano Ronaldo won't face rape charge in Las…

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009

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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

Falcons open camp with questions about hiring of…

The Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Maryland coach DJ Durkin to serve as a guest coach during training camp, drawing immediate scrutiny over the wisdom of taking on someone who was fired from his previous job after the death of a player

UFC's Jon Jones disputes strip club waitress…

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is denying charges that he assaulted a waitress in a New Mexico strip club