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Stars Richardson, Lyles among track athletes looking for first gold medals in Paris

There are big races, and then there are the Olympics.

Stephenson homers twice to power Greene, Reds to 8-1 win over Rockies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson homered twice and drove in five runs, helping Hunter Greene and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Thursday.

Simone, LeBron among athletes expected to bid ‘adieu’ to the Olympics in Paris

Icons of their sports. Voices for equality and social justice. Elite performers.

Paolini wins Wimbledon’s longest women’s semifinal to reach a second Grand Slam title match

LONDON (AP) — Jasmine Paolini kept coming back, kept coming back, kept coming back, against Donna Vekic in what would become the longest Wimbledon women’s semifinal on record — after dropping the opening set, after being two games from defeat in each of the last two sets, after twice trailing by a break in the third.

Olympians’ early memories of seeing Phelps, the torch kickstarted their careers

Jordan Larson remembers the little, white TV that was perched on a swivel in the kitchen, making it easy to keep an eye on things while cooking or eating. One summer during Larson’s childhood, the Olympics were on — Olympic gymnastics, to be more specific.

WC athletics to be feature July 30 in Clinton County History Center speaker series

Wilmington College has a long and storied history in athletics dating back to the late 1800s. Highlights will be featured when the Clinton County History Center’s series, “Beyond the Scoreboard,” celebrates sports at WC on July 30.

NBA agrees to terms on record 11-year, $76 billion media rights deal, AP source...

The NBA has agreed to terms on its new media deals, a record 11-year agreement worth $76 billion that would assure player salaries will continue rising for the foreseeable future and one that will surely change how some viewers access the game for years to come.

Reds rally in 9th against lowly Rockies but fall short 6-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hilliard homered twice, his first homers since last April, and Kyle Freeland had a season-high nine strikeouts, and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Uruguay players enter stands as fans fight after Copa America loss to Colombia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darwin Núñez and about a dozen Uruguay teammates went into the stands as fans brawled at Bank of America Stadium following a 1-0 loss to Colombia in a Copa America semifinal on Wednesday night.

One-way electronic communication approved for HS softball

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — High school softball coaches will be able to use electronic devices in the dugout for one-way communication to the catcher while the team is on defense beginning in 2025.