• China's gold medalists Wang Han and Yang Hao perform during mixed 3 m synchro springboard final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    China wins mixed 3-meter springboard diving at worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — China’s Qiu Bo produced a diving masterclass to defeat U.S. Olympic champion David Boudia and win gold in the men’s 10-meter platform event at the world championships Sunday.

  • Katie Ledecky of the USA leave the pool after a women's 400m freestyle heat at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Sun Yang leads 400 free heats as swimming starts at worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — So much for the U.S. swim team’s plan to kick off the world championships with a strong performance in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

  • In this photo released by Inovafoto, Ronda Rousey, right, fights Brazil's Bethe Correia during their mixed martial arts bantamweight title fight at UFC 190, early Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousey knocked out Correia 34 seconds into the first round to win. (Alexandre Loureiro/Inovafoto via AP)

    Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.

  • Wlodarczyk betters own women’s hammer throw world record

    CETNIEWO, Poland (AP) — Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland has bettered her own hammer world record with a mark of 266 feet at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival.

  • Wlodarczyk betters own women’s hammer throw world record

    CETNIEWO, Poland (AP) — Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland has bettered her own hammer throw world record with a distance of 81.08 meters at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival in Cetniewo.

  • Kibet, Ayalew win Maine road race

    CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya and Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia won the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, in a Maine 10K road race Saturday founded by Olympic hero Joan Benoit Samuelson.

  • Jin-Young Ko of South Korea lines up her putt on the 2nd green during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Ko shares lead at Women’s British Open on major debut

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — There’s a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open.

  • This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. Rousey's star power grows with each month, and the UFC's dominant bantamweight champion could have held her next title defense anywhere. She chose to travel to Bethe Correia's native Brazil for UFC 190 on Saturday, Aug. 1,  just so she can embarrass the challenger in front of her home fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

    Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

  • Swimmer Cesar Cielo from Brazil starts during a training session at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Ryan Lochte ready to test rebuilt confidence at swim worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Coming off the worst year of his career, Ryan Lochte has rebuilt his health and his psyche.

  • Parker leads LA Sparks to 88-77 win over Chicago Sky

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Candace Parker scored 31 points and all five starters reached double figures to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their first road win of the season, 88-77 over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.