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Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors

The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. Their star Giannis Antetokounmpo earned MVP honors at the NBA Awards.

Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy's north-south divide

Italy's winning bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics highlighted the growing gap between the north and south of the country

Andreescu withdraws from Wimbledon

Bianca Andreescu won't play at Wimbledon as she needs more time to recover from a shoulder injury

Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3

Willson Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders

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Star quality can't save Sweden from 8th Olympic bid loss

Sweden sent its heir to the throne, its prime minister, and a hockey icon to help persuade International Olympic Committee voters

Analysis: New No. 1 Barty's rapid rise could be just a start

Fendrich on Tennis: Ash Barty's rapid rise to the top of tennis could signal just the start of a lengthy run

Michigan beats Vandy 7-4; 1st title since '62 is…

Michigan beats Vanderbilt 7-4 to move within a win of first national title since 1962

Sweden shrugs and sighs as Italy wins fight for 2026 Games

Stockholm-Are's failed bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026 provided insight into the psyche of the Swedish population when it comes to getting behind ventures like a major sporting competition

Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1

Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held

Phillies snap 7-game losing skid with 13-7 win…

Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura and Jay Bruce also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 13-7, snapping a seven-game losing streak

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026…

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years

The Latest: Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP…

The Latest: Giannis Antetokounmpo of Bucks wins NBA MVP honor

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026…

The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote for the perceived underdog against Milan-Cortina

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Mets fine Callaway, Vargas after run-in with…

Mets fine manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas for their expletive-filled confrontation with a reporter

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in…

Two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 Winter Olympics host

Day after girl struck by foul, Dodgers studying…

The Los Angeles Dodgers are studying how to better protect fans from being struck by foul balls after a young girl was hit in the head by a liner from slugger Cody Bellinger

Krakow confirmed to host 2023 European Games

The Polish city of Krakow has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games

Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

A former top Sacramento Kings executive has been sentenced to seven years in prison for siphoning $13.4 million from the team

European Games struggle for attention as Belarus hosts

Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday in Belarus, one of the continent's most isolated countries

Fever have travel woes getting home from Seattle

The Indiana Fever had quite an adventure getting back home after finishing off a three-game road trip in Seattle on Sunday

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be…

Tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics are seeing unprecedented demand; most fans won't get any

Warriors GM to meet soon with Kevin Durant, Klay…

Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson ahead of free agency

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Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping…

The Russian anti-doping agency says the number of athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win…

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Spain on Monday

Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify