Weston McKennie of the United States leaves the pitch at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and the United States, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The Netherlands won 3-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

American soccer success in World Cup remains a dream

American soccer success on the world stage remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better in this year’s World Cup, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014 _ elimination in the round of 16 …
Argentina's Julian Alvarez, right, and Lionel Messi, left, celebrate their side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Australia at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Messi's sidekick Julián Álvarez flourishing at the World Cup

This season has been quite an education for Julián Álvarez. He has gone from being the understudy to Erling Haaland in his first year at Manchester City to being the sidekick to Lionel Messi for …
FILE - Rory McIlroy, left, of Northern Ireland, and Sergio Garcia, of Spain, walk up the 15th fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament April 5, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. McIlroy, in a lengthy interview in the Sunday Independent in Ireland, says his close friendship with Garcia ended over a testy text exchange at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

McIlroy says Norman rift began with his 'brainwash' comment

Rory McIlroy is detailing how his relationship soured with Greg Norman in a lengthy interview with the Sunday Independent in Ireland. He says he thought they had patched up their differences in …
Michigan running back Donovan Edwards (7) runs with the ball as Purdue safety Sanoussi Kane (21) defends during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 2 Michigan beats Purdue 43-22 for Big Ten crown

Donovan Edwards ran for 185 yards and a score, J.J. McCarthy threw three touchdown passes and No. 2 Michigan beat Purdue 43-22 on Saturday night for its second straight Big Ten title and a likely No. …
Georgia celebrates a win against LSU in the after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

SEC halftime contest booed, both students awarded $100,000

Two college students have won $100,000 in tuition after a confusing finish in the SEC championship game’s halftime competition. Boos rained down from the fans in attendance for the game between No. …
NFL

Deshaun Watson has a better chance of leading the Cleveland Browns to their first Super Bowl title than rebuilding his public image. The disgraced quarterback wouldn’t address his 11-game …

The Arizona Cardinals are trying to remain optimistic about their season, clinging to the possibility of a miracle run into the NFC playoff bracket. In reality, it’s almost certainly too late. Even …
Today in Sports History-Week Ahead, Dec. 2-8, Take Two
NBA

Anfernee Simons scored a career-high 45 points and blocked a potential 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 116-111 win over the Utah Jazz. The Trail Blazers had …

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points in his return to action and the Oklahoma City Thunder took advantage of Rudy Gobert’s early ejection to post a chippy 135-128 win over the Minnesota …
Andrew Wiggins scored a season-best 36 points and matched his career high with eight 3-pointers, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 120-101 in the second game of back-to-backs …
College sports

No. 4 Arizona plays the California Golden Bears after Oumar Ballo scored 22 points in Arizona's 81-66 loss to the Utah Utes. Sunday's meeting is the first this season between the two teams. Arizona …

Utah visits the Washington State Cougars after Branden Carlson scored 22 points in the Utes' 81-66 win over the Arizona Wildcats. The teams play Sunday for the first time this season. Washington …
Stanford travels to Arizona State in Pac-12 play Sunday. Sunday's meeting is the first of the season between the two teams. Arizona State is 1-0 against the Pac-12, and Stanford is 0-1 against …
Alabama is going to get one last look from the College Football Playoff selection committee. Whether the Crimson Tide deserves it is debatable, at best, but after both TCU and Southern California …
Caleb Daniels scored 22 points and top freshman Cam Whitmore brought instant energy in his debut following a thumb injury to lead Villanova to a 70-66 win over Oklahoma on Saturday in the first game …
MLB

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding a veteran arm to their pitching staff ahead of the winter meetings. A person familiar with the …

With signs pointing toward Deion Sanders becoming the next coach at Colorado, the school’s board of regents called a special meeting for Sunday. Nothing’s official yet. The university hasn’t …
NHL

The Arizona Coyotes enter the matchup against the Calgary Flames as losers of four games in a row.

The Vancouver Canucks host the Montreal Canadiens after Bo Horvat's two-goal game against the Arizona Coyotes in the Canucks' 3-2 overtime win.
Andrew Mangiapane scored twice, Adam Ruzicka had a goal and two assists and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Saturday night. Blake Coleman and Elias Lindholm also scored for …
Suns Basketball

Phoenix takes on San Antonio following Booker's 41-point game

Phoenix visits the San Antonio Spurs after Devin Booker scored 41 points in the Suns' 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets. The teams play Sunday for the first time this season. San Antonio is 2-15 …

Anthony Davis, LeBron James help Lakers beat Bucks, 133-129

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 44 points, LeBron James overtook Magic Johnson on the NBA’s career assists list and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 133-129 in …

Rockets rally from 16 down to beat Booker, Suns 122-121

Jalen Green scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets overcame a 16-point deficit to stun the short-handed Phoenix Suns 122-121 on Friday night. Houston won after blowing …
Coyotes Hockey

Kings host the Hurricanes after Kopitar's 2-goal performance

The Los Angeles Kings host the Carolina Hurricanes after Anze Kopitar's two-goal game against the Arizona Coyotes in the Kings' 5-3 win.

Coyotes bring 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Canucks

The Arizona Coyotes enter the matchup with the Vancouver Canucks after losing three games in a row.

Kings host the Coyotes after Vilardi's 2-goal game

The Los Angeles Kings host the Arizona Coyotes after Gabriel Vilardi's two-goal game against the Seattle Kraken in the Kings' 9-8 overtime loss.
Other sports

NASCAR Cup Series Champions

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Presidents Cup Individual Points Table

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Presidents Cup Individual Points Table

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Presidents Cup Individual Points Table

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2023 Baltimore Orioles Schedule

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