Can Oklahoma avenge last year's Buckeye blowout?


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield clearly recalls the blowout in Norman when Ohio State came to town a year ago. The young Buckeyes dominated, quieting the home crowd in a 45-24 thumping of the Sooners.


  • Written by By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

The African basketball championship: Unique and entertaining


DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The African basketball championship may lack star power — even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains.

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  • Written by By KEN MAGUIRE, Associated Press

Using tennis as therapy, veterans make it to US Open court

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Atkins was once so overcome by anxiety and depression that he would barely even leave his house. Now he has taken to tennis so much that he found himself hitting on the main stadium at the U.S. Open.

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  • Written by By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer

Top IOC member wants action with 'teeth' in vote-buying case

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top International Olympic Committee member wants his organization to act with "more teeth" in response to a vote-buying scheme to land last year's Rio Olympics. Dick Pound says the Olympic body is taking "hit after hit in the eyes of the world."

  • Written by By STEPHEN WADE , AP Sports Writer