Central Michigan stuns Ohio State in NCAA regional

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cassie Breen threw the ball high the air as the clock wound down Monday night on the biggest victory in Central Michigan women's basketball history. Seconds later her joyous teammates and coaches were falling into each other's arms.

  • Written by By MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer

Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to get in on the action, and professional leagues and casino interests are lobbying against each other for the biggest cut of the winnings.

  • Written by By BEN NUCKOLS , AP Sports Writer

Column: Another victim of Russian doping bites the dust

PARIS (AP) — The squat glass bottles held the urine of sport's greatest stars and helped confound its cheating scoundrels. The "click, click" of their locking caps being firmly screwed on was a familiar sound to athletes around the world, on early mornings when sample collectors knocked on their doors and at doping control stations at the Olympic Games, World Cups and other major events.

Russia doping

  • Written by By JOHN LEICESTER , AP Sports Columnist