Atlanta debuts in MLS at stadium known for college football

ATLANTA (AP) — Goals sit at each end of Bobby Dodd Stadium — only these come with nets, not uprights. A worker unwinds a tape measure in what is normally the end zone, measuring off the last bits of the larger field that need to be painted for Atlanta United's very first game.


  • Written by PAUL NEWBERRY , AP Sports Writer

Cal, Olympic star Ryan Murphy eager to build on Rio success

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — On any given day in the California pool, three-time Rio de Janeiro Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy might be going at it against U.S. teammate Tom Shields in start drills off the blocks and a short sprint to the other side.

  • Written by JANIE McCAULEY , AP Sports Writer