Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) — Less than three years after the most humiliating loss in its proud football history, a resurgent Brazil has become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.

  • Written by MAURICIO SAVARESE , Associated Press

Pairs competition wide open at figure skating worlds

The pain Alexa Scimeca Knierim felt in her abdomen was excruciating, the vomiting and sleepless nights that it produced draining, and figure skating was the farthest thing from her mind.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA , AP Sports Writer

Receivers standing out as Ohio State retools passing game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Parris Campbell is distinguishing himself at receiver, and K.J. Hill, Terry McLaurin and Binjimen Victor are right behind him as the Buckeyes try to breathe some life back into their passing game this spring.