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Sorenstam elected president of International Golf Federation, 2020 December 3

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Annika Sorenstam was elected president of the International Golf Federation on Thursday, replacing the outgoing Peter Dawson.

Sorenstam, a 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former No. 1, will take up the position on Jan. 1. The Swede was elected during the IGF's virtual board ...

Madrid says pandemic cost club more than 100 million euros, 2020 December 2

MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid lost more than 100 million euros ($120 million) in income because of the coronavirus pandemic, the club said on Wednesday.

Madrid said the impact of the pandemic represented a 13-percent reduction in income for the 2019-20 season. It closed with a profit of 313,000 euros ...

Gwen Berry wins humanitarian award, insists US can do better, 2020 December 2

Gwen Berry won a humanitarian award Wednesday for raising social justice issues in the United States - a journey that began in 2019 when she raised her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games during the national anthem.

Berry, the 31-year-old hammer thrower, won the Toyota Humanitarian Award, ...

Curling will go to Calgary 'bubble' for big 2021 events, 2020 December 2

Curling officials say they will try to create a pandemic-free “bubble” environment in Canada that will allow the sport to proceed with many of its biggest tournaments in 2021.

The men’s world championships, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Tim Hortons Brier and the Canadian mixed doubles championships will all ...

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86, 2020 December 2

LOS ANGELES — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86.

He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of ...

Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assa, 2020 December 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, has died.

Olympic fans from abroad may have health tracked by app, 2020 December 2

TOKYO (AP) - A mobile app could be among the measures used to track the health of fans from abroad if they are permitted to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics.

An interim report on contingencies for holding the Tokyo Games was released on Wednesday. It was compiled by the Japanese ...

Parkour group urges IOC to reject their sport from Olympics, 2020 December 1

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Organizers of the sport of parkour urged the IOC on Tuesday to reject adding the obstacle course-style street-running event to the 2024 Paris Olympics because of a dispute with the governing body of gymnastics.

The Parkour Earth group has for years opposed what it calls a ...