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FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Texas' Kody Clemens (2) watches his home run against Baylor during an NCAA college baseball game in Austin, Texas. Kody Clemens, the youngest of Roger's sons, has hit his stride for Texas after a disappointing 2017. He has a Big 12-leading 19 homers, six in the last seven games, while leading the Longhorns to their first regular-season conference title since 2011. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:30 pm
Nothing in his first two years at Texas suggested Kody Clemens would blossom into one of the top sluggers in the nation. The youngest son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens has hit six of his Big 12-leading 19 home runs in the last seven games for the regular-season champion...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. everal of Serena Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw. Williams, who is expected to play her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that befits the No. 1 ranking she held when she left the tour, the players say. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams' return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher. French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding. "This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women's seeds based on the WTA...
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 21, 2018 - 2:19 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane for the marquee event since. A Ford driver hasn't hoisted a Cup championship trophy since 2004, either. There have been some highlights during this past decade of...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming, alleging it covered up sexual abuse by her former coach.
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 21, 2018 - 1:01 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown. A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar with the...
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FILE - In a Saturday, March 10, 2018 file photo, Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, left, and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. That Lovren will finish the season as the man entrusted with marking Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday is testament to own determination and the continued faith shown in him by Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
May 21, 2018 - 12:49 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — There were times this season when it felt like Dejan Lovren's days at Liverpool were numbered. Like when the defender was substituted 31 minutes into a humiliating 4-1 loss at Tottenham in the English Premier League in October, having been at fault for the opening two...
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Brian Bowen II, from South Carolina, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 21, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Brian Bowen had the opportunity to spend a couple of days last week playing in real basketball games, replete with scoreboards and referees and with every courtside seat filled. It's unclear when he'll be able to do that again. Bowen might have been one of the most talked-about players in NCAA...
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May 21, 2018 - 12:03 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, with Chancellor Douglas Girod noting "progress has been elusive" in some areas other than the storied Jayhawks men's basketball program. The chancellor said Zenger had been a "loyal Jayhawk" and that...
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May 21, 2018 - 11:50 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The home of the St. Louis Blues is getting a new name: Enterprise Center. The NHL team on Monday announced a 15-year arena naming rights agreement with suburban St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent a Car and National Car Rental...
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This photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018 shows a view of the Olympic Sports Center where Panama's soccer team will live during the 2018 World Cup in Saransk, Russia. Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals. In the host city of Saransk, a training center notorious for doping abuses and tainted medals will now be the home of Panama’s soccer team. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
May 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history. Athletes from the V.M. Chegin Olympic Training Center dominated race-walking for over a decade, winning nine Olympic and 18 world...
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