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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, right, speaks during the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee general assembly at the National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. (Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 5:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. South Korea's Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 of 49...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, refugee soccer player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai court on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, has ordered the release of al-Araibi after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
February 11, 2019 - 5:10 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government, sporting bodies and...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn poses during the medal ceremony for the women's downhill race at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb.10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 4:26 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The post-Lindsey Vonn era begins with the men's Alpine combined at the skiing world championships. Vonn was scheduled to leave Sweden on Monday to begin a new chapter in her life — a day after winning a bronze medal in the downhill in the final race of her career. Her absence...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) scores against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 10, 2019 - 11:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A lackluster start for Golden State turned into a frantic finish and another win thanks to a big shooting night from Keven Durant. Durant hit a game-tying 3-pointer in the final minute as part of a 39-point night and DeMarcus Cousins made two free throws with 5.4 seconds to...
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Phil Mickelson follows his drive from the fourth tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 10, 2019 - 9:03 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson had everything go his way Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He just couldn't beat the darkness. On a wild day of weather even by Pebble Beach standards, sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered the greens in a sheet of white in a matter of...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty serves during the first-round Fed Cup tennis match against United States' Madison Keys in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia. Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram, center, goes up for the shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
February 10, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential. Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his...
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Jimmie Johnson, center, celebrates with his crew members after winning the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 10, 2019 - 5:46 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled through the worst season of his career, he felt the strain of not reaching victory lane. "It was putting some pressure on me," Johnson said. Johnson called the invocation "...
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Duke's Zion Williamson, left, RJ Barrett (5) and Cam Reddish celebrate the team's 81-71 victory over Virginia during an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 3:45 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Second-ranked Duke got rolling from 3-point range, then took a big step toward winning the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season race. The Blue Devils beat third-ranked Virginia 81-71 on Saturday night in a matchup of league heavyweights ahead of Monday's new AP Top 25 poll...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 10, 2019 - 3:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Christian Eriksen created the opener before scoring himself as Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday, putting the north London club five points behind front-runners Manchester City and Liverpool. It was third-placed Tottenham's fourth successive league win without injured top-scorer...
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