Chinese athletes visit North Korea in latest sign of thaw in ties

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A large group of Chinese athletes and sports officials arrived in North Korea on Monday in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries this year. The Chinese group is led by Gou Zhongwen, the director of China's General Administration of ...

Report: Male sports fans have big interest in women’s sports

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LONDON (AP) — Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women's sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports. The report found that 84 percent of general sports fans in eight key markets around the world, including the ...

LeBron James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer's table, yelled "Yes!" to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers' new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his regular-season debut for Los Angeles 39 years ...

NFL sticking with officiating emphasis on quarterback hits

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NEW YORK — The NFL is sticking with its officiating emphasis on quarterback hits, including those in which the tackler uses all or most of his body weight when falling on the quarterback. NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent says Thursday that the powerful competition committee has ...

Is Tiger’s win the greatest comeback ever?

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Tiger Woods thrilled the golf world by winning for the first time in five years, and immediately the talk on social media was it was the biggest sports comeback ever. PodcastOne Sports Now talks with AP golf writer Doug Ferguson to get some perspective on the win, while co-hosts Tim Dahlberg ...