Nation, World Sports

Hundreds of thousands cram Cleveland for Cavs' parade, celebration

CLEVELAND — "Next year" finally arrived, and Cleveland fans were ready for the celebration — even if police weren't. Fans cheering the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA championship ...

Messi leads Argentina to shutout victory over U.S. in Copa America semifinal match

HOUSTON — Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi set up Ezequiel Lavezzi's opening goal in the third minute, scored on a free kick ...

Cavaliers stun Warriors in Game 7, give Cleveland 1st title since 1964 

OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he ...

Gorman: McIlroy ready for 'toughest test' at U.S. Open

They say the U.S. Open is the toughest test in golf, Oakmont Country Club its most challenging course and the best player will win. Five ...

Pistorius 'must pay,' father of victim testifies

PRETORIA, South Africa — His voice breaking with emotion, the father of Reeva Steenkamp testified in a South African court Tuesday that her fatal ...

Warriors win Game 4, move closer to repeat

CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry found his long-range touch and scored 38 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors moved within one win ...

Capsules for the 148th Belmont Stakes

1. Governor Malibu (12-1) Jockey: Joel Rosario. Rode Tonalist to Belmont win in '14. Trainer: Christophe Clement. Tonalist won '14 Belmont win. Sire: Malibu ...

Belmont Stakes analysis and picks: Expect 3rd winner in as many '16 Triple Crown races

Picks by Trib staff writer John Grupp for the 148th Belmont Stakes. 1. GOVERNOR MALIBU: Does anyone see him becoming the first New York-bred ...

Foreman reminisces about Ali during Monroeville stop 

Four decades after The Rumble in the Jungle, George Foreman has gone from pugilist to pitchman. Yet the 67-year-old former heavyweight champion knows he forever ...

LeBron dominates as desperate Cavs grab 1st win of NBA Finals, 120-90

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 32 points, Kyrie Irving added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered ...

Sharapova suspended from tennis for 2 years for doping 

LONDON — Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, and immediately responded by ...

Street fighter and MMA pioneer Kimbo Slice dead at 42

Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42. ...

Ali made impact in Pittsburgh inside, outside ring

Before he became "The Greatest" or took the name Muhammad Ali, a brash boxer known as the "Louisville Lip" drew a record crowd that braved ...

Ali's impact transcended sports

NEW YORK — During the Beatles' first visit to the United States in 1964, publicity agents arranged a meeting with Cassius Clay, then training for ...

From Howard Cosell to Beatles, boxing icon buoyed those near him

Don King was trying desperately to get on the Muhammad Ali gravy train when he helped put together the fight that would live in boxing ...

Commentary: Ali truly was The Greatest

It was 1980, and Muhammad Ali had no business being in the ring against a younger, stronger Larry Holmes, no matter how much his entourage ...