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Russia fans celebrate in Nikolskaya street after their team defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 15, 2018 - 4:59 pm
The overnight rating from major markets of the World Cup opener was less than half of the overnight for the first game of the 2014 tournament, hurt by a much earlier kickoff and less glamorous teams. Host Russia's 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia, which kicked off at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, got a 1.6 average...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, United States forward Alex Morgan, left, shoots on goal as Denmark forward Stine Larsen, right, defends during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in San Diego. She’s already an internationally recognized soccer player with a World Cup title and an Olympic gold medal. She’s also the author of a series of kids’ books. Now you can add actor to Alex Morgan’s resume. The U.S. national team forward makes her theatrical debut in a new feature “Alex & Me” about a young player who is inspired by Morgan. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:07 pm
She's already an internationally recognized soccer player with a World Cup title and an Olympic gold medal. She's also the author of a series of kids' books. Now you can add actor to Alex Morgan's resume. The U.S. national team forward makes her movie debut in a new feature "Alex & Me" about a...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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Actor Michael Fassbender gets ready for the Ferarri Challenge practice at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix auto race in Montreal, Friday, June 8, 2018. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 7:21 pm
Michael Fassbender thought he was going to be sick. But the two-time Oscar nominee was not in front of the camera in a demanding new role. The stage fright was a totally new experience: He was moments away from racing a car for the first time. "I was extremely nervous, to the point that I was in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2012 file photo, Kenny Dalglish manages the Rest Of The World team against an England team during the Soccer Aid charity soccer match in aid of UNICEF at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish was knighted on Friday, June 8, 2018. The Anfield icon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
June 08, 2018 - 8:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish was knighted on Friday. The Anfield icon was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool. Dalglish, 67, was the only sportsperson knighted in the Queen's Birthday List, while Bournemouth...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman presents a book titled "Trump The Art of the Deal" to North Korea's Sports Minister Kim Il Guk in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman says he will travel to Singapore “for the historical summit” between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, even though Trump says he wasn’t invited. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)
June 08, 2018 - 11:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he will travel to Singapore "for the historical summit" between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, even though Trump says he wasn't invited. Rodman announced his plans via tweet Friday and thanked the cryptocurrency company...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, center, and forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)
June 05, 2018 - 9:14 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is being honored as a gamer — on and off the floor. Cleveland's star will appear on the cover of NBA 2K, the popular video game that's celebrating its 20th anniversary. The cover will include inspirational words chosen by James, who is chasing a fourth NBA title. James...
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This Dec. 15, 2017, photo provided by ESPN Images shows Doris Burke before an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Basketball has been part of Doris Burke's life for as long as she can remember. And it's not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday, June 4, 2018, they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well as a reporter for the conference finals and NBA Finals. (Allen Kee/Courtesy: ESPN Images via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Basketball has been part of Doris Burke's life for as long as she can remember. And it's not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:04 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Actor Anthony Anderson will host the second annual NBA Awards. The show honoring the league's top performers will air June 25 on TNT from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The league MVP, defensive player of the year, rookie of the year and lifetime achievement...
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Alexander Rossi waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly could view the Indy 500 as another leg of "The Amazing Race." The close friends and former reality TV teammates are starting side by side in the last row of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" — farther back than any previous winner. It's their...
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