James' courtside crash raises concerns for NBA fan safety

CLEVELAND (AP) — For years, NBA fans have been willing to pay thousands to sit courtside and watch some of the world's most powerful athletes run and jump.

Up close, there is nothing quite like the experience.

On Thursday night, that thrill came with a heavy price.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Le Monde: Diack tells police of Russian political donation

PARIS (AP) — The Russian doping scandal took a new twist Friday when a French newspaper reported that former IAAF President Lamine Diack asked Russia for more than $1 million to fund the political opposition in his native Senegal.

  • Written by JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer