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February 14, 2016 9:30 PM Guyana women upset Guatemala 2-1 in Olympic qualifying

HOUSTON (AP) — Alison Heydorn scored the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute and Guyana defeated Guatemala 2-1 on Sunday in a group stage match in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Mariam El-Masri tied the score about five minutes before Heydorn's goal, and Guyana won its first-ever match at the senior level in a CONCACAF tournament. Ana Lucia 20

February 13, 2016 9:46 PM Costa Rica women rout Puerto Rico 9-0 in Olympic qualifying

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno and Karla Villalobos each scored three goals and Costa Rica defeated Puerto Rico 9-0 in a group stage match Saturday at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Diana Saenz, Melissa Herrera and substitute Shirley Cruz also scored for Costa Rica, which scored as many goals as the team had collected in 13 previous 38

February 13, 2016 4:33 PM LeBron James: 'I wish I could be around (Popovich) every day'

The game’s greatest coach, and the game’s greatest player. Enough of James meddling with first-time coaches. For basketball’s sake, couldn’t we just give LeBron the Pop treatment and watch basketball magic unfold? In short, it’s not going to happen, so the best we can hope for is more head-to-head Finals chess matches, which isn’t a bad alternative 22

February 12, 2016 10:34 PM Nadal into semifinals in Argentina; sets up match with Thiem

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals of the Argentina Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Paolo Lorenzi of Italy on clay in the Argentine capital. The Spaniard and former world No. 1 will get a tough test on Saturday against Dominic Thiem, a 22-year-old Austrian and one of the game's rising stars 17

February 12, 2016 5:17 PM Mikel Oyarzabal signs new deal with Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal has extended his contract at the Primera Division club until 2021. The 18-year-old's contract had been due to expire in 2018, but he has now signed a three-year extension after an impressive breakthrough season at the Anoeta. "It's a dream come true, Real is like a family to me," Oyarzabal told Real Sociedad TV. Eibar-born 25

February 12, 2016 8:36 AM Five Aside: Arsenal-Leicester City, Manchester City-Tottenham previews

Sunday may be a defining day in the Premier League season. For the first time in eight years, the top four Premier League teams are all playing each other on the same day, as surprise league leader Leicester City visits third-place Arsenal, and fourth-place Manchester City hosts second-place Tottenham. -- In its last 11 games against Premier League leaders 33

February 11, 2016 3:30 PM Scientists Glimpse Albert Einstein's Gravitational Waves

Washington, United States: In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, international scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago. When two black holes collided some 1.3 billion years ago, the joining of those two great masses 69

February 10, 2016 9:35 PM Chris Christie suspends his presidential campaign

CONCORD, N.H. — Chris Christie — the brash New Jersey governor whose fast rise in Republican politics was undone by a petty scheme to clog traffic on a bridge — has decided to suspend his presidential campaign, according to two Republicans briefed on his deliberations. Christie held a meeting and conference call with campaign staff at 4 p.m. to inform 24

February 9, 2016 1:16 AM Panthers sabotaged every single chance against Broncos

Questionable coaching decisions, poor offensive line play, drops, turnovers, head-scratching play calls — Carolina truly did it all. SAN FRANCISCO — I don’t know how they do things down in Charlotte, N.C. Maybe Panthers fans will welcome their team home with open arms and thank them for the magical run this year, which included 17 wins, an MVP for Cam Newton 27

February 8, 2016 4:31 PM Richard Gasquet defends title in France

It was Gasquet's third title from four straight finals at the ATP World Tour 250 indoor tournament. The 29-year-old Gasquet is now 13-12 in ATP World Tour finals, having last clinched a trophy in May 2015 at Estoril, Portugal. Gasquet missed the Australian Open last month because of a back injury. Mathieu, 34, swept into a 3-0 lead at the start of the pair's 20