'Super-coach' era arrives in cash-laden Premier League

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Awash with more cash and global appeal than ever before, the English Premier League is still struggling to lure or retain the elite players in world football like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

  • Written by STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer

Many players to watch outside US in Olympic men's basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.

  • Written by BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

Power remains centered in Big Ten East Division

The big change in the Big Ten is the move to the nine-game conference schedule. What doesn't figure to change is the dominance of the East Division.

  • Written by ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer