• Goffin beats Mayer to reach quarters of European Open

    ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Top-seeded David Goffin beat Florian Mayer of Germany 7-5, 6-4 to ensure a Belgian made it through to the quarterfinals of the European Open in Antwerp on Thursday.

  • Wozniacki withdraws from Luxembourg Open with illness

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki withdrew ill from the Luxembourg Open on Thursday, allowing Monica Niculescu of Romania to advance to the semifinals.

  • Scotsman Warren takes 1-shot lead at Portugal Masters

    VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Scottish golfer Marc Warren birdied the first six holes in shooting an 8-under 63 and taking the Portugal Masters lead on Thursday.

  • Sassuolo's Pol Lirola, right, and Crotone's Diego Falcinelli go for the ball during a Serie A soccer match in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (Elisabetta Baracchi/ANSA via AP)

    Calabrian club Crotone cleared to play in its stadium

    MILAN (AP) — Calabrian club Crotone has been cleared to play its first real home match in Serie A against Napoli on Sunday.

  • Nadal puts an end to his season because of left wrist injury

    MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal is cutting short his 2016 season so he can fully recover from a left wrist injury.

  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach delivers a speech at World Forum on Sports and Culture in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Bach is in Japan amid tension between Olympic organizers and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who is pushing to cut costs. A Tokyo government panel set up by Koike said the cost of the Olympics could exceed $30 billion — four times the initial estimate — unless drastic cuts are made. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Rowing body restates opposition to moving 2020 Olympic venue

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The international rowing federation reiterated its opposition Thursday to relocating the rowing competition for the 2020 Olympics, saying the approved site in Tokyo Bay is the only suitable venue for the games.

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts after getting a point against Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo.  The ATP has suspended Nick Kyrgios for at least 3 weeks and fined him extra $25,000 for conduct contrary to 'integrity' of tennis.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    Column: Kyrgios shows sports’ misplaced faith in pure talent

    PARIS (AP) — In “Narcos,” the television drama based on the life and crimes of Pablo Escobar, the now long-dead Colombian cocaine trafficker is shown making a roaring bonfire of banknotes to keep his family warm while they are on the run. This waste in a country with grinding poverty comes across as doubly selfish and lunatic. Put to better uses, such riches could improve lives.

  • In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 the Astrophysical Observatory at Nizhny Arkhyz, in Karachay-Cherkessia, southern Russia. Set high in the mountains of the North Caucasus, the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences once housed the world's largest space telescope when it was opened in the 1970s. The Observatory is the setting for an art installation that explores the near-infinite reaches of both outer space and the human imagination. (AP Photo/Kate de Pury)

    Russian observatory once closed to public houses art exhibit

    NIZHNY ARKHYZ, Russia (AP) — A remote Russian observatory housing what was once the world’s largest mirrored telescope has become the setting for an art installation that explores the near-infinite reaches of both outer space and the human imagination.

  • Atletico's Antoine Griezmann vies for the ball with Rostov's Andrei Prepelita during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Rostov and Atletico Madrid in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Sergey Pivovarov)

    Atletico accepts January transfer ban amid ongoing appeal

    ZURICH (AP) — Atletico Madrid has accepted it will not sign players in January while it fights a FIFA transfer ban at sport’s highest court.

  • New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek calls to his players during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Knicks could be good, but Rose, Noah have to stay healthy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have been All-Stars on winning teams, yet also have struggled with injuries.