Nation, World Sports

Wawrinka outlasts Djokovic to win U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Stan Wawrinka is the first to acknowledge he hasn't always been the most consistent player — or the strongest mentally. That's why, ...

Kerber tops Pliskova for 1st US Open title

NEW YORK — Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop ...

McKeesport's Cash awaits WNBA retirement ceremony

NEW YORK — Swin Cash has been synonymous with winning over her entire career. She's had success at virtually every level she's played at, from ...

2 Western Michigan players, including Central Catholic grad, face criminal charges, kicked off team

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan kicked linebacker Ron George, a Central Catholic graduate, and receiver Bryson White off the team Sunday after a prosecutor announced ...

Despite increased money, TV exposure, college football still dominated by blue-blood programs

Parity in college football, or the idea of it, was all the rage in 1984. Scholarship reductions implemented six years earlier and increased TV exposure ...

Who are the favorites to emerge from Power 5 conferences?

ACC Favorite Florida State: The Seminoles have 17 returning starters from 10-victory team, including running back Dalvin Cook, who could reach 4,000 career yards. Contenders ...

Western Pa. natives Fratangelo, Riske part of U.S. Open main draws

Two Western Pennsylvania players are in the singles draw for the U.S. Open. Plum native and Boca Raton, Fla., resident Bjorn Fratangelo, playing in his ...

Solo suspended from U.S. women's national team for 6 months

CHICAGO — U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's ...

Cost of high school football stadium in Texas hits $70M

McKINNEY, Texas — Rising construction costs have pushed the price tag for a high school stadium north of Dallas to a whopping $70 million. Voters ...

Starr resigns, cuts ties with Baylor

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Baylor University President Ken Starr resigned his post as a law school professor Friday, severing his last tie with the faith-based ...

Longtime ESPN broadcaster Saunders dies at 61

NEW YORK — John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" for the past 15 years, died Wednesday, the network announced. ...

Furyk makes history with round of 58

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jim Furyk has a place in PGA Tour history all to himself with a new magic number in golf. Three years after ...

Walker shoots bogey-free 67, earns 1-shot victory at PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jimmy Walker did everything required of a major champion on the longest final day in 64 years at a PGA Championship. And then ...

Meet the Olympians with Western Pennsylvania ties

Fencing Aug. 6-14 Monica Aksamit, 26 (alternate) Event: Foil Local connection: Penn State graduate (Matawan, N.J.) Notable: During her collegiate career, Aksamit was a ...

Wet finish for Wheatcroft at Canadian Open

Steve Wheatcroft's chance for his first PGA Tour victory was dampened Sunday on the 18th hole at the Canadian Open. Wheatcroft, a Trinity graduate, needed a ...

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for ...