Author: Associated Press

Caeleb Dressel wins another gold medal

Dressel claims 4th Olympic victory in 50 free

TOKYO (AP) — Securing his place as one of the biggest stars of the Tokyo Olympics, Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal with a victory in the 50-meter freestyle Sunday. Dressel cruised to a relatively easy win in the…

San Francisco Giants defeat Houston Astros 8-6

Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders. Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade…

Durant sets record, example for US Olympic men’s hoops team

Durant is the top scorer to ever wear the red, white and blue, a player who has been unstoppable on the international stage from the moment he arrived

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant had been just ordinary so far in these Olympics. That’s probably not good enough for gold. Not on this U.S. men’s basketball team, an unproven and for now still unspectacular group. Durant is the…

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

The SEC said its leaders voted unanimously to extend invitations to the Longhorns and Sooners

(AP) -- Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. But how soon? The latest step in a move that has potential…

US to play World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati

The U.S. plays its first home match of pandemic-delayed qualifying for the 2022 World Cup against Canada on Sept. 5 in Nashville, Tennesse

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, ending a streak of five straight in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that the Nov. 12 match will be at…

Watson still wishes to be traded and reported to training camp

Watson practices with Houston Texans on 1st day of camp

HOUSTON, Texas-- Deshaun Watson was on the field for the start of training camp with the Houston Texans on Wednesday. The future of the quarterback is uncertain after he asked for a trade in January before 22 women filed lawsuits…

Dusty Hill of ZZ Top has died at the age of 72

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill died at his Houston home

HOUSTON (AP) - ZZ Top says bassist Dusty Hill, one of the Texas blues trio's bearded figures, has died at his Houston home. He was 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill…

Team U.S.A. shut out by Japan in softball final

Japan beats US 2-0, turns incredible DP to win softball gold

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — They marched single file onto the podium near shortstop with the blank expressions of the condemned. When silver medals were handed out, they dangled them around each other’s necks like weights. Eyes were red and damp.…

Packers have training camp with Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers arrives in Green Bay for start of training camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has made it to Green Bay on the eve of the Packers’ first training-camp workout. Rodgers was seen arriving at Lambeau Field on Tuesday morning, the day after NFL Network and ESPN reported…

Simone Biles exits from Olympics

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized…

Aaron Rodgers still unsure about future with Packers

Packers’ CEO ‘hopeful’ about sorting things out with Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy remains hopeful quarterback Aaron Rodgers the three-time MVP will play for them this season, but says he doesn’t know whether Rodgers will arrive for the start of training camp.…

Team USA gymnastics go for gold

Biles tries to lead Team USA to third consecutive gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal. Simone Biles and her squad trail the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee heading into Tuesday’s women’s…

Dressel wins US Olympic swimming gold

Dressel led off an American victory in the men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming Monday, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position. Second place. Dressel led off an American victory in the men’s 4x100-meter freestyle…

Katie Ledecky knocked off at the Tokyo Olympics

Aussie Terminator takes out Ledecky in 1st Olympics matchup

TOKYO (AP) — The Terminator knocked off Katie Ledecky at the Tokyo Olympics. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus chased down Ledecky to win one of the most anticipated races of the Summer Games, capturing the gold medal with the second-fastest time in…

Greinke leads Astros to 3-1 win

Rangers lose 12th straight

HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke threw six solid innings, Abraham Toro homered and the Houston Astros sent Texas to its 12th straight loss, beating the Rangers 3-1 Sunday. The Rangers’ skid is tied for second-longest in team history and the…

Watson reports to Houston Texans camp

Texans DeShaun Watson still requring for a trade

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson plans to report to Houston Texans training camp Sunday, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized…

U.S.A. basketball snaps winning streak

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn’t really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic…

Astros win as Rangers continue to lose

Astros lose combo no-hit try in 8th; Rangers’ skid hits 11

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez used so many pitches as he struggled to find the zone early on Saturday night that he was forced to leave the game after the sixth inning without giving up a hit. Houston’s bullpen took…

U.S.A. swim team collects six medals

Powerhouse US swim team shines with 6 medals, 1st US gold

TOKYO (AP) — Chase Kalisz got things started, claiming the first American gold at the Olympic pool. By the time the morning was done, the powerhouse team had a whole bunch of medals. Six of them in all, quite a…

U.S.A. athletes on top during second day of Olympics

Biles and Ledecky headline Day 2 of Olympic competition

TOKYO (AP) — Two of America’s star Olympians headline Sunday’s events at the Tokyo Games as Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky both begin their quests to rewrite the record books. The U.S. men’s basketball team begins play, while surfing makes…

U.S.A. soccer defeats New Zealand at the Olympics

US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women’s soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand. And they rebounded in a big way. The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand…

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

The league has said that determining who makes the roster can’t involve whether a player is vaccinated

AP-- The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier…