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United States head coach Bruce Arena looks on from the sidelines during a friendly soccer match against Serbia Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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  • United States head coach Bruce Arena looks on from the sidelines during a friendly soccer match against Serbia Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

    Arena’s 2nd stint as US coach opens with 0-0 tie vs Serbia

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bruce Arena’s second stint as coach of the U.S. national team began the same result as his first, a 0-0 draw. The United States had few scoring chances in Sunday’s match against a young Serbia roster, the first game for the Americans since Jurgen Klinsmann was fired after a pair of […]
  • Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Falcons arrive for 1st Super Bowl appearance since 1999

    HOUSTON (AP) — They’re here. Well, at least one team playing in the Super Bowl has arrived in Houston. The Atlanta Falcons, making their first appearance in the NFL championship game since 1999 and second overall, arrived Sunday afternoon to little fanfare at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. That was quite the contrast to the sendoff […]
  • Sutton's fans run on the pitch to celebrate after the English FA Cup soccer match between Sutton United and Leeds United at Borough Sports Ground in London, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Sutton won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    FA Cup to have 2 non-league teams in last 16

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The FA Cup threw up its latest heartwarming story line on Sunday when Sutton United beat second-tier Leeds 1-0 to ensure there would be two non-league teams in the fifth round for the first time since the 19th century. Adding a touch more magic on a historic day for the 146-year-old […]
  • Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) defends on a pass from Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball in Minneapolis, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Towns scores 37 to lift Timberwolves over Nets, 129-109

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the rest of his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates were on the court for pregame warmups, Karl-Anthony Towns was in the back sleeping, trying to squeeze every second of rest he could while battling a cold that nearly kept him out of the game. The Brooklyn Nets sure could’ve used Towns to take […]
  • This Aug. 29, 2015 photo shows Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber (10) in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. Feilhaber is one of several veteran players who thought their U.S. national team careers were over until they got a second shot under new coach Bruce Arena. After a January training camp, the revamped roster begins ramping up for key World Cup qualifiers with an exhibition against Serbia on Sunday in San Diego. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Benny Feilhaber among US vets getting 2nd chance under Arena

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Only a year ago, Benny Feilhaber thought he had no chance to get back in the good graces of Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team. So the frustrated Sporting Kansas City midfielder let them have it, sharply criticizing Klinsmann’s player selection in an unusual moment of bridge-burning candor for a […]
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers' Richard Stearman, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with his teammates during the FA Cup, fourth round  soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Saturday,  Jan.  28, 2017. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

    FA Cup: Wolves shocks Liverpool, Son saves Spurs from upset

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool’s season continues to implode after second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers inflicted the latest setback in the FA Cup on Saturday. Wolves won 2-1 at Anfield to cap a week of misery for Juergen Klopp. The English Premier League title challenge faltered further by losing to Swansea, and the League Cup run ended […]
  • Arsenal manager Wenger banned from touchline for 4 games

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at Emirates Stadium on Sunday during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Burnley in the Premier […]
  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George, right, drives as Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    George leads Pacers over Timberwolves, 109-103

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 32 points after being picked for his fourth All-Star game to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 109-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. Myles Turner added 23 points, and Jeff Teague had 20 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds to help the Pacers snap a three-game […]
  • In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank dances with players after the NFL football NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers in Atlanta. The Falcons won, 44-21, to advance to the Super Bowl LI. One conversation stands out in Blank's year to remember. Blank said Thursday, Jan. 26, he sent a congratulatory text message to coach Dan Quinn in May, when Atlanta was awarded the Super Bowl to be played in 2019. "He texted me back and said 'I plan on playing in it sooner,'" Blank said. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Super Bowl latest highlight for Falcons owner Arthur Blank

    ATLANTA (AP) — One conversation stands out in Arthur Blank’s sports year to remember. Blank, the Atlanta Falcons owner, said Thursday he sent a congratulatory text message to coach Dan Quinn in May, when Atlanta was awarded the 2019 Super Bowl. Blank said he told Quinn “I look forward to us playing then.” Quinn’s response […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]