Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo smiled broadly after leaving court Tuesday despite the unwanted trip back to Madrid to plead guilty to tax fraud.
Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Collins wins
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A post-millennial through and through, Stefanos Tsitsipas sounded as excited about doubling his YouTube channel's followers to more than 30,000 within a few hours — "Oh, my God.
Kremlin 'optimistic' ahead of WADA doping ruling
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data, Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Tuesday.
On Basketball: Giannis' dunk wins Round 1 against Luka
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment.
Titles won by Pats, Rams not tarnished by bad officiating
Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, "WE WERE ROBBED ."
Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing could stop Klay Thompson, certainly not the Lakers' defense. The Golden State Warriors made sure of it, too, setting screens and calling plays for the star guard, who tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range on his way to scoring 44 points in a 130-111 victory Monday night.
NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency. The defensive end, projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft, has fulfilled a vision he had as a high school star in New Jersey and developed in his mind the past three years at Michigan.
Lawson's double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots.
Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him.
Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles.
Rams' McVay knows PI call missed, but also saw Goff facemask
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Rams' team bus rolled into their suburban training complex after a boisterous flight from New Orleans, the players and coaches were greeted by rowdy fans welcoming home the new NFC champions in the middle of the night.
AP Source: Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Chicago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear. A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday.
Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012.
Giannis and Kostas Antetokounmpo connect in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18,000 fans in the stands and one on the opposing bench. Monday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks was an impromptu reunion for brothers Giannis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, one of them likely to be announced later this week as a captain for the All-Star Game and the other still looking for his NBA debut.
Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No.
Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots.
Saints owner vows to pursue changes in NFL policies
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity."
Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.
Bummed out Chiefs head into offseason full of optimism
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game.
Tennessee moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25, Duke drops to No. 2
Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend.
Tennis players can cause quite a racket by smashing rackets
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all, before throwing down the offending, and now-mangled, piece of equipment.
Shiffrin shows she's ready to take over from Vonn
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A passing of the torch moment. A generational transformation marked by a veteran's tears and the unbridled joy of youth.
'So much to process': Vonn to decide future in coming days
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn has "so much to process" that she is going to take a few days to decide her future. Battling pain her knees and after failing to finish better than ninth in three races this weekend, Vonn said on Sunday that immediate retirement from ski racing "is a possibility."
Column: Officiating helps determine Super Bowl teams
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl. On Sunday, the league might have made enough errors to determine both teams that will play in the championship game in two weeks.
The Latest: Sore, tired Djokovic expects to be OK for QFs
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2 a.m. Record-chasing Novak Djokovic is feeling sore and tired following his late-finishing win over Daniil Medvedev, but thinks he will be OK for his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori.

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