LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro Thursday by flirting with one of the few feats he hasn't accomplished — golf's magic number.
LONDON (AP) — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki will have her most daunting challenge in defense of her Australian Open women's singles title when she takes on five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.
NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Hardy's eyes popped as he saw his name in bold print on the oversized placard that identified him as a UFC fighter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs. Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport's top performers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are going on the road again in the playoffs, a place that hasn't always been kind to them during the Tom Brady era.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No one was entirely sure what to expect from the first LPGA Tour event of the year — least of all Stacy Lewis.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shea Theodore and Alex Tuch had to have faith. When the Vegas Golden Knights decided to send them to the minors at the start of last season, Theodore and Tuch chose to believe what general manager George McPhee told them.
LONDON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team's game against the Washington Wizards.
NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years.
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.
NOT THEM AGAIN! Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is headed back to the Super Bowl.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½ hours Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Better late than never, right? Garbine Muguruza finally won what is believed to be the latest-starting match in Australian Open history, edging Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5 in an after-midnight marathon that began at 12:30 a.m.
PARIS (AP) — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments on a massive scale.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:12 a.m. An Australian Open match that began after midnight is finally over — and didn't end until past 3 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All these years later, although with much less on the line, Novak Djokovic again got the better of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams figured it was important to get off to a strong start against Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open's second round Thursday.
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Police say a former NFL player beat a man after catching him outside his 14-year-old daughter's window. Former cornerback Tony Beckham told Palm Beach County sheriff's officers he was walking to his car on Monday when he saw the man with his hands in his pants, which were down.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry stepped back time and again and released the ball from way back. Most of the time with at least one defender in his face, too.
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