Dwyane Wade ‘honored’ to be Prince’s favorite player

Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favorite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted...

Kate Upton announces engagement to Tigers’ Justin Verlander

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring. She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit...

PHOTOS: Leicester joins pantheon of major sporting upsets

LONDON (AP) — Leicester’s achievement of winning the Premier League title is one of the most unlikely of sporting achievements and stands in comparison with some of the great upsets in sports history. The prospect of Leicester being champion was something few...

2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls....

Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

ATLANTA (AP) — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week. Organizers of Atlanta Classic say they received word from Phelps that he would not be competing. The meet is set for May 13-15 at Georgia...

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City’s fans, at least the ones in Thailand. After all, it was the chief monk of that temple who some months ago had predicted that...

Warriors determined to set defensive tone again in Game 2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names. Such was his mood Monday when someone inquired about the Golden State center often appearing mean and nasty. He used another word to basically refer to himself as a jerk —...

South Korean 2018 Olympic chief quits over company trouble

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The business tycoon who led South Korea’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics quit on Tuesday amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. Seoul’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourisms...

Leicester owners aim to keep winning team together

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai owners of Premier League champion Leicester City aim to keep the victorious squad together despite expectations that many players will be lured away by big-money offers from richer clubs. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of club chairman Vichai...

Thunder hold on beat Spurs 98-97, even series at 1-1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the final seconds. Kevin Durant...