• Stacy Lewis chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Katie Rausch/The Blade via AP)

    UL Crown first step on run-up to women’s golf at Rio Games

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women’s golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Sam Allardyce on verge of being hired to coach England

    LONDON (AP) — England is on the verge of hiring Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce to take charge of the national team as Roy Hodgson’s successor.

  • This is an undated image of British actor Ralph Fiennes as Richard III made available by the Almeida Theatre in London on Wednesday July 20, 2016. World events give a powerful resonance to Ralph Fiennes' performance as  Richard III the ruthless ruler, determined to eliminate all rivals, in a Rupert Goold directed production of the play at London's Almeida Theatre. London Viewers can see it in movie theaters around the world starting with a live broadcast Thursday in Britain and several other countries. (Marc Brenner/Almeida Theatre via AP)

    Real-life dramas echo in Ralph Fiennes’ ‘Richard III’

    LONDON (AP) — Now is the summer of our discontent.

  • In this grab taken from video British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during her first session of Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons, in London, Wednesday July 20, 2016. Prime Minister Theresa May is making her first overseas trip as Britain’s leader on Wednesday to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key figure in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union. (Parliamentary Recording Unit via Associated Press Video) TV OUT - NO ARCHIVE

    UK PM May to visit Germany for Brexit talks with Merkel

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is making her first overseas trip as Britain’s leader on Wednesday to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key figure in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.

  • In this Sunday, April 17, 2016 file photo, Leicester City's Jamie Vardy gestures to referee Jonathan Moss after being given a second yellow card and sent off during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and West Ham United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. The Premier League has launched a bid to eradicate bad behavior which it believes is preventing the world's richest soccer competition from becoming universally popular. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

    Premier League bid to improve behavior, become more popular

    LONDON (AP) — Finger-jabbing players aggressively challenging referees. Rival teams in mass brawls. Touchline confrontations between managers.

  • IMF says Brexit will drag down world economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will reduce global economic growth this year and next, the International Monetary Fund says.

  • Tahar, center, the father of Kylan Mejri, is comforted by relatives after carrying the coffin of his 4-year-old son at the ar-Rahma mosque in the eastern Nice suburb of Ariane, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, killed in Thursday's truck attack. Tahar's wife Olfa Kalfallah, 31, was also killed. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Jitters amid fear of new attacks after Nice bloodshed

    NICE, France (AP) — An axe attack on a German train. Four people stabbed in the French Alps. A shooting in Britain.

  • Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the overall medal table. Its absence in Rio would shake up both tables. Here are five Russian stars who could miss out:

  • This is a Sunday April 25, 2010.  file photo of Russia's Liliya Shobukhova as she crosses the finish line to win the London Marathon, in London. London Marathon organizers said Tuesday July 19, 2016 that  a British court has ordered Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova to repay prize and appearance money after being banned for doping.  (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, File)

    UK court orders Russia runner to repay London Marathon cash

    LONDON (AP) — A British court has ordered Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova to repay prize and appearance money from the London race after being banned for doping, event organizers said on Tuesday.

  • Phil Mickelson of the United States places his ball prior to putting on the 13th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Mickelson likes a major where emphasis isn’t on par

    TROON, Scotland (AP) — Even during a week when the USGA didn’t have a championship, it still came under scrutiny by way of comparisons.