National Sports

Adam Silver offers up 1-16 seeding compromise for possible playoff changes

Feb 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated the possibility of a modified playoff seeding system Saturday that could pit the league's best two teams against each other in the Finals without changing the number of teams from each conference th…

Mikaela Shiffrin drops out of downhill to focus on combined

Feb 19, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Back at the last Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin exuberantly talked about chasing five gold medals this time around. Now it turns out she'll only enter three races at the 2018 Games. The two-time gold medalist has dropped o…

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in the No. 3 two decades after Dale Earnhardt

Feb 19, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnha…

Devin McCourty says Malcolm Butler knew he wasn't going to start Super Bowl LII

Feb 19, 2018

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick shocked many by not playing cornerback Malcolm Butler on defense in Super Bowl LII, but the limited role wasn't a surprise to Butler's teammates. "We all knew he wasn't starting all …

Donald Cerrone scores first-round KO of Yancy Medeiros

Feb 19, 2018

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone?moved into a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history on Sunday, as he knocked out Yancy Medeiros in the first round at UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas. The finish came with just two secon…

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

Feb 19, 2018

Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game

Feb 19, 2018

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in All-Star Game

Shiffrin drops out of Olympic downhill after schedule change

Feb 19, 2018

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is dropping out of the downhill at the Pyeongchang Games so she can focus on the combined event that was moved to the following day

Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement

Feb 19, 2018

Doping charge against curling medalist could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement before the end of the Winter Olympics

US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

Feb 19, 2018

Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for two decades after beating Finland 5-0

Bubba Watson trending in right direction after Riviera win

Feb 19, 2018

Bubba Watson's victory at Riviera gives him a new outlook on golf

Cubs' Rizzo rejoins team after mournful Florida trip

Feb 19, 2018

Cub's Rizzo returns from Florida after lending support following massacre at his former high school

Freestyle skier's complex path offers Olympic Rorschach test

Feb 19, 2018

Freestyle skier Liz Swaney finished last during women's halfpipe qualifying and her presence at the Games offers a Olympic-sized Rorschach test on what the games mean

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

Feb 19, 2018

Eager to focus on his win, White waved away the accusations.

Only On AP: Puck, player tracking being tested at Olympics

Feb 19, 2018

Puck and player tracking is being tested in the Olympic men's and women's hockey tournaments in what could be the next step in that technology making it to the NHL