Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic walks off the court after the team's loss in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The Warriors won the series. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

U.S. hockey player Haley Skarupa, center, demonstrates a drill during a hockey clinic presented by the Washington Capitals and the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Girls hockey programs show promise in nontraditional markets

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, right, greets fans as the team returns to the team's hotel following the Women's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Minneapolis. South Carolina defeated UConn earlier in the night to win the national championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

South Carolina's Dawn Staley becomes force on, off the court

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Olympic luge champion Johannes Ludwig of Germany retires

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Olympic champion Johannes Ludwig had the best luge season of his life, then decided that would be the perfect way to end his career.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China withdrew as host of soccer's 2023 Asian Cup on Saturday in the latest cancellation of the country's sports hosting duties during the COVID-19 pand

FILE - Team Australia, with Tom Slingsby holding the trophy, celebrates after winning the $1 million, winner-take-all Season 2 finale of the Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix, on March 27, 2022, in San Francisco. The Champagne showers from Team Australia's Season 2 championship have barely dried and it's already time for SailGP to start another dash for $1 million in cash. The third season of tech tycoon Larry Ellison's global league starts this weekend on the turquoise water of Bermuda's Great Sound, where, to no one's surprise, Tom Slingsby's juggernaut Aussie crew remains the one to beat. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Slingsby's Aussies aim for SailGP 3-peat, another $1M check

The Champagne showers from Team Australia’s Season 2 championship have barely dried and SailGP is already starting another dash for $1 million in cash.