- Amid turmoil, chess helps Ferguson kids cope, excel Updated: May-24-16 7:53 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ten-year-old Tyson Stegall stared intently at the chess board as his opponent, grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, pondered a move. The fourth-grader gave a little grimace, then a smile, when Ramirez finished him off with a checkmate.
- UCLA agrees to 15-year deal with Under Armour Updated: May-24-16 4:26 pm
NEW YORK - UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to an athletic shoe and apparel deal that will pay the school a record $280 million over 15 years.
- Isinbayeva vows lawsuit if Russia barred from Olympic track Updated: May-23-16 12:35 pm
MOSCOW - Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to file suit if Russia's ban from global track and field competition remains in place and she is barred from competing at the games in Rio de Janeiro.
- Bach: Russia faces range of sanctions if state doping proven Updated: May-18-16 11:35 am
LONDON - The latest allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia could lead to suspension of entire national federations, heavy fines and lifetime Olympic bans, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday.
- Report: US launches investigation into Russian doping claims Updated: May-17-16 9:49 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors are investigating claims that dozens of top Russian athletes participated in a sophisticated state-sponsored doping program, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
- Greenbrier owner to state: Remove sponsorship of tournament Updated: May-16-16 6:39 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - In disgust over Republican criticism and the West Virginia Legislature's delay in implementing a budget, Democratic nominee for governor Jim Justice has asked lawmakers to remove a $1.75 million state sponsorship of the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic.
- 76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub Updated: May-16-16 2:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports.
- Sports minister denies conflict of interest in Olympic works Updated: May-16-16 1:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's new sports minister is accused of a conflict of interest because a family business partners with a company selling gravel to construction companies working on Olympic projects.
- Coe visits Rio track, won't speculate if Russia will compete Updated: May-15-16 6:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of athletics, visited the track for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday but declined to speculate if Russia will be allowed to compete there.
- Russia has doping problem and is 'sorry,' says minister Updated: May-15-16 10:37 am
MOSCOW - Russia has a "problem" with doping and is "very sorry" that its cheating athletes were not caught sooner, the country's sports minister said.
- Nebraska's Midland University to offer video gaming as sport Updated: May-14-16 5:43 pm
FREMONT, Nebraska - Midland University in Fremont has added more than two dozen programs to its sports roster since 2009. Next year, it'll add one more: video gaming.
- Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Olympian runner's company Updated: May-14-16 12:20 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - A federal judge has dismissed a federal antitrust lawsuit filed by a company co-owned by Olympian middle-distance runner Nick Symmonds.
- Congress putting daily fantasy sports games under scrutiny Updated: May-11-16 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday launched a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games - a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.
- Paris signs 3 new sponsorship deals for 2024 Olympic bid Updated: May-10-16 5:37 am
PARIS - Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics have signed up three new sponsors to bring total sponsorship revenue so far to 20 million euros ($22.8 million).
- WADA president: Tax TV rights deals to fund anti-doping Updated: May-09-16 8:03 am
LONDON - A tax on TV rights deals and contributions from companies that sponsor drug cheats could help fund the fight against performance-enhancing drugs, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Monday.
- 2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in Updated: May-03-16 9:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.