Highlights of Thursday’s National Football League games:
Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country’s weightlifting federation said on Thursday.
Double world champion Fernando Alonso has become the first Formula One driver to launch his own eSport virtual racing team.
Formula One faces an uglier future after Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the ‘halo’ head protection device due to be introduced in 2018, four times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.
Formula One’s four-times world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel engaged in some light-hearted end-of-season banter on Thursday, already looking beyond the final race of the season and ahead to the next big battle in 2018.
Young local Cameron Davis upstaged Jordan Spieth and Jason Day by shooting an eight-under-par 63 in benign morning conditions for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
James Neal scored the decisive goal and Maxime Lagace registered 17 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday.
Goran Dragic scored 27 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 104-98, snapping the Celtics’ 16-game winning streak Wednesday night.
Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau were omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.
The International Olympic Committee and anti-doping authorities are to blame for a Russian doping scandal that tarnished the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.
India’s SSP Chawrasia mastered windy conditions to grab the first-round lead at the Hong Kong Open with a superb five-under-par 65 in the co-sanctioned event on Thursday.
European Team captain Thomas Bjorn tapped into Paul Casey’s vast match play experience on Thursday in naming the Englishman as one of his two wildcard selections for January’s EurAsia Cup against hosts Asia.
Senior Allerik Freeman scored 24 points and freshman Braxton Beverly added 20 to help unranked North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday.
Tim Cahill led the way as a host of Socceroos paid tribute to the contribution coach Ange Postecoglou made to Australian football after his abrupt resignation as coach of the national team seven months before the World Cup.
France’s strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.
South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.
World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year’s tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.
Calling all golfers: The 21st Annual St. Lucie County Amateur Championship takes place at Fairwinds Golf Court the weekend of Dec. 2-3.
Training for the opening World Cup men’s downhill at the Lake Louise resort was canceled on Wednesday due to wet snow overnight and warm conditions.
Jean Todt is sure to be re-elected for a third term as president of Formula One’s governing body after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Wednesday that no other candidates were standing.
Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday at Staples Center.
Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has cut Russian forward Danis Zaripov’s doping ban to six months from two years after new evidence came to light.
Polish driver Robert Kubica will test for Williams again in Abu Dhabi next week as he presses for a Formula One comeback with the former world champions.
The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order.
Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco on Tuesday but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw with Columbus in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final in Ohio.
Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month’s Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.
Tiger Woods is waking up “pain free” for the first time in three years ahead of his return to golf at next week’s Hero World Challenge, his fellow former world number one Jason Day said on Wednesday.
A probe into an assault by a sumo grand champion against a junior wrestler threatens to stain the image of Japan’s ancient national sport just as its popularity was recovering from previous scandals and a shrinking fan base.
A Dutch sales manager whose teenage hopes of a motorsport career ended when the money ran out won an eSports competition on Tuesday to become a McLaren Formula One simulator driver.
Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year’s Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.
UNLV’s run of blowout victories to start the season stretched to four on Monday night with a 95-68 rout of Rice at T-Mobile Arena.
A minnow of English soccer, Stevenage FC, is an unlikely candidate to be at the forefront of financial innovation in the game.
FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.
Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes and Seattle came up short on a game-tying field-goal attempt with two seconds remaining as the Falcons held on to defeat the Seahawks 34-31 in Seattle on Monday.
Designing, building and eventually sailing the new breed of America’s Cup boats will pose “one hell of a challenge”, Land Rover BAR’s new CEO Grant Simmer said on Tuesday.
World number six Justin Rose will compete in the final event of this year’s Asian Tour at the Indonesian Masters in December, the tournament organizers said on Tuesday.
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New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins was ejected on Monday for striking Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook with an elbow.
The boats teams will race at the 2021 America’s Cup in New Zealand will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year’s competition in Bermuda, the designers said on Monday.
Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died early Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in Irving, Texas. He was 43.
A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer’s world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch should be suspended by the NFL if he continues to protest during the national anthem after Lynch sat during a rendition of the song before Sunday’s game in Mexico City.
Formula One’s governing body has returned the entry fee paid a year ago by the now-defunct Manor team, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Monday.
The New York Mets today announced that the club will open its 2018 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule on Friday, February 23 vs. the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m. at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, FL. The Mets will play 31 exhibition games in 2018, including 17 home games in Port St. Lucie.
UNLV redshirt freshman quarterback Armani Rogers was named Mountain West offensive player of the week for his performance Friday at New Mexico.
Britain’s former heavyweight world champion David Haye has pulled out of next month’s scheduled showdown with WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew after suffering a “freak accident”.
Only a few area high schools remain standing following the second round of high school play off action on Friday night. One of those teams surviving is the undefeated Harmony Grove Hornets. 2A conference champions. Harmony Grove defeated East Poinsett County Friday night 56-14. On the KBJT-AM1590 and
Beaten but exhilarated, Belgium’s David Goffin believes his exceptional run at the ATP Finals has strengthened him for the last great challenge of his breakthrough season — helping his country win the Davis Cup for the first time.
Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time grand-slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Monday.