Nation, World Sports

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 ...

Olympic greats gather in Pittsburgh to salute trailblazing black medalists

The Olympic stars came out Monday night at the Senator John Heinz History Center, a glittering cast whose sparkle outshone their trove of medals. There was ...

Diaz unanimously outpoints Monessen boxer Vasquez

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Felix Diaz unanimously outpointed Sammy Vasquez on Saturday night in a super lightweight bout. The 10-round fight was initially announced as a ...

NBA legend Duncan retires after 19 seasons, 5 titles 

Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad ...

UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion 

LOS ANGELES — The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG. UFC President Dana White confirmed ...

Portugal overcomes Rinaldo injury

SAINT-DENIS, France — Portugal overcame the loss of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat France, 1-0, in the European Championship final Sunday, with a goal ...

Murray defeats Raonic for 2nd Wimbledon title 

LONDON — Andy Murray's first Wimbledon championship was for his country. This one was for Andy Murray. Dulling big serves with quick-reflex returns, conjuring up daring ...

Lesnar beats Hunt, Nunes stuns Tate for title at UFC 200

LAS VEGAS — Brock Lesnar returned from a 4 1⁄2-year UFC absence with a unanimous-decision victory over Mark Hunt, and Amanda Nunes took the bantamweight ...

Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon title 

LONDON — Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22. Said she wouldn't discuss it. Kept coming close without quite getting it. Now she finally has ...

Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year free agent deal with Golden State

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant decided his best chance for "growth" means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to ...

Pittsburgh-area coaches, players reflect on Summitt's impact 

When Pitt women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio got a call from Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, she assumed it was to arrange a game between the ...

Plum's Kirilloff settling in to new venture as baseball professional

On June 9, Alex Kirilloff's life changed forever. That evening, with family and friends by his side, Kirilloff was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the ...

Fratangelo dealt three-set loss in Wimbledon main-draw debut

Bjorn Fratangelo's fourth straight appearance at a tennis grand slam tournament didn't turn out the way he had hoped. The 22-year-old Plum native suffered a 6-3, ...

Legendary basketball coach Summitt dies at 64 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during ...