A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena....
McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer
LONDON (AP) -- Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews....
Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life....
World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away....
US enjoys 1 final title celebration before leaving Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head....
Women's World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television....
AP source: Giants aware of Pierre-Paul's fireworks injury
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end, a person with knowledge of the incident tells The Associated Press on Monday....
Big moves made, but dealing isn't done in NBA free agency
LeBron James is available. Marc Gasol, too....
Djokovic must wait to try to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals
LONDON (AP) -- For two sets in Wimbledon's fourth round on Monday, defending champion Novak Djokovic was in serious trouble, unable to solve 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Kevin Anderson's big serve....
Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals
LONDON (AP) -- The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words - and a pair of shorts....
Now that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other's capitals, the State Department must formally notify Congress of its intent to reopen the embassy in Havana. Congress then has 15 days to review the notification. There's virtually nothing U.S. lawmakers can do to prevent the upgrading of the existing mission to an embassy. They could block or slow down the approval of an ambassador's nomination.
Do you think the Vatican recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a state will hurt the prospects for advancing a peace agreement?