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Police: BMX rider Dave Mirra dies at 41 of apparent suicide

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41. Greenville police said Thursday night that Mirra's ...

Djokovic ties record with 6th Australian Open championship

MELBOURNE, Australia — In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at ...

Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australian title

MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to win the Australian Open title on Saturday, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak ...

Judge OKs reworked NCAA concussions settlement

CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a reworked head-injury settlement between thousands of former college athletes and the NCAA ...

McKeesport product Neal plans to transfer from Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois starting linebacker T.J. Neal plans to transfer before his senior season. Sports information director Kent Brown said Tuesday the former McKeesport standout ...

Plum's Fratangelo continues to make pro impact on tennis court

Boasting a new attitude, professional tennis player Bjorn Fratangelo of Plum was excited to be a part of his second Grand Slam tournament and the ...

Federer: It's time to name players suspected of match fixing

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer has heard enough speculation about match-fixing in tennis. If players are suspected of corruption, he wants names. Federer was responding to ...

NYCFC trades for top MLS pick; Robert Morris' Brett taken 40th

The Chicago Fire made Jack Harrison the first pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, but Harrison was a Fire player for little more than a ...

Gutsy play helps Alabama beat Clemson for national title

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of ...

Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of ...

College football notebook: Stanford's McCaffrey named AP Player of Year

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is the Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor ...

Doctor who found football, brain trauma link, works for CTE cure

The forensic neuropathologist who turned football on its head by finding a link between the game and brain trauma vows to help find a cure ...

Romanian giant focuses on health over hoops

ROME — At 7-foot-6, 15-year-old Robert Bobroczkyi already is taller than New York Knicks sensation Kristaps Porzingis — or any other current NBA player. He has ...

World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament games coming to Consol Energy Center

Consol Energy Center will be the site of two World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament games, the NHL announced Wednesday. Czech Republic will play Team North America ...

Heisman race down to 3 finalists

NEW YORK — Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The announcement ...

Louisville self-imposes postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex ...