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FILE - This Nov. 29, 2015 file photo Oscar De La Hoya arrives at the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol says boxing great De La Hoya has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Officer Stephan Brandt says De La Hoya's Land Rover was pulled over for speeding in Pasadena shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
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  • FILE - This Nov. 29, 2015 file photo Oscar De La Hoya arrives at the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol says boxing great De La Hoya has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Officer Stephan Brandt says De La Hoya's Land Rover was pulled over for speeding in Pasadena shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya suspected of DUI in California

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says Hall of Fame boxer Oscar De La Hoya has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Officer Stephan Brandt says De La Hoya’s car was pulled over for speeding in Pasadena shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Brandt says the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol […]
  • Michael Conlan, left, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, who boxed for Ireland at the London Olympics, listens during his introduction at a press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Conlan makes his pro debut in New York on St. Patrick's Day, Friday March 17, in a junior featherweight bout against Denver's Tim Ibarra. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Denied Rio medal, Irish fighter debuts on St. Patrick’s Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan wasn’t going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision win. His pro debut on St. Patrick’s Day at Madison Square Garden isn’t expected to be very quiet, either. “We’ve got a lot of rowdy Irish people coming over,” Conlan […]
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao raises his WBO welterweight championship belt during a news conference upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao, 38, will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Manny Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided. Promoter Duco Events said Wednesday the location for the fight involving the 38-year-old Pacquiao could be in one of Australia’s major cities, possibly […]
  • FILE - In this June 19, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James answers questions as he holds his daughter Zhuri during a post-game press conference after Game 7 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.  On Tuesday, Dec. 27,  James, who ended 52 years of sports heartache by bringing Cleveland a championship and used his superstar platform to address social causes, was chosen as The Associated Press 2016 Male Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File, Pool)

    The king of 2016: LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland’s streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn’t supposed to happen. James looked at his wife, Savannah, their baby daughter and two sons and feared for their safety. “We were […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, a bus carrying Chicago Cubs players, family and friends passes Wrigley Field during a parade honoring the World Series champion baseball team in Chicago. The Cubs' first World Series title since 1908 is the runaway winner for top sports story of 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

    Cubs’ World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

    CHICAGO (AP) — Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy. There were hugs, cheers and tears — and bottles and bottles of booze, sprayed everywhere from Cleveland to the shadow of Wrigley Field. Lovable losers, no more. The […]