Japan's next restroom revolution? Phasing out squat toilets for Tokyo 20202/19/2020 1:38:46 AM On southwestern Japan's Miyajima island, a short walk from one of the country's most famous ancient temple sites, there's a brand new attraction for tourists - a state-of-the art public toilet block nearly as big as a tennis court.
NFL notebook: Saints' Brees to return in 20202/19/2020 1:20:57 AM New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be back in 2020.
NCAA ponders one-time transfer rule for all sports2/19/2020 12:37:47 AM Division I athletes in all sports could transfer once and be immediately eligible if the Division I council adopts an idea being considered by the Transfer Waiver Working Group.
Freestyle skiing: Kuroda dies suddenly at 192/19/2020 12:26:41 AM Canadian freestyle moguls team member Brayden Kuroda has died suddenly, Freestyle Canada said on Tuesday. He was 19.
LeBron blasts MLB over Astros cheating scandal2/19/2020 12:08:43 AM Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Tuesday expressed his outrage over the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal, which has rocked the sport and led to calls for Houston's World Series title from that season to be vacated.
Trump issues pardon of former owner of San Francisco 49ers2/18/2020 10:36:25 PM U.S. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team, a White House spokesman told reporters on Tuesday.
Newman 'awake and speaking' after horrific Daytona 500 wreck2/18/2020 10:28:15 PM Driver Ryan Newman is awake and able to speak after a horrifying last-lap crash at Monday's Daytona 500 resulted in him being rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition, his racing team said on Tuesday. [nL1N2AI00S]
Newman 'awake, speaking' day after Daytona crash2/18/2020 10:12:56 PM Ryan Newman was "awake and speaking with family and doctors" a day after his harrowing final-lap crash in Monday's Daytona 500.
Angry Astros ticket holder sues team after sign stealing scandal2/18/2020 10:04:55 PM A disgruntled season ticket holder has sued the Houston Astros over the team's pitch sign stealing scandal, alleging that the team knowingly fielded a "deficient product" and subsequently overcharged for tickets.
Ice hockey: Top women players bring fight against inequality to Japan2/18/2020 9:19:30 PM Top women ice hockey players are headed to Japan for a three-game series with the national team to highlight their fight against inequality, the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) announced on Tuesday.
I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Djokovic2/18/2020 7:50:57 PM Novak Djokovic does not feel antagonized by lack of fan support when facing his biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in major finals on the ATP Tour, Serbia's world number one said on Tuesday.
Kenin and Bencic fall at first hurdle on day of upsets in Dubai2/18/2020 6:13:33 PM Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, defending champion Belinda Bencic and third seed Elina Svitolina made swift exits at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after they all fell in the first round on Tuesday.
Soccer: Cincinnati coach Jans resigns amid probe of racial slur2/18/2020 6:08:51 PM Dutchman Ron Jans has resigned as head coach of FC Cincinnati amid an investigation of his alleged use of a racial slur, the Major League Soccer club said on Tuesday.
China withdraws from Davis Cup tie due to coronavirus, Romania advance2/18/2020 5:32:21 PM China have withdrawn from a Davis Cup tie due to the coronavirus epidemic, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday, adding that Romania will advance to the World Group I as a result.
Fitness app Strava finds love-hate relationship with running2/18/2020 4:31:44 PM Only a fraction of people who run do so because they love it, and most are motivated by boosting their body image and improving their heart and mental health, according to a global survey by the fitness-tracking app Strava.
ATP roundup: 16-year-old wins debut match in Rio2/18/2020 8:21:35 AM A late night didn't bother Carlos Alcaraz on Monday in Rio de Janeiro.
Mixed martial arts: No fans at One Championship Singapore event due to coronavirus2/18/2020 8:17:38 AM Asian mixed martial arts promotion One Championship says its Feb. 28 event in Singapore will go ahead behind closed doors due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
Golf: Long-serving Australia boss Pitt to resign after 'difficult' year2/18/2020 6:24:33 AM Golf Australia (GA) are looking for a new CEO in the wake of long-serving boss Stephen Pitt's resignation on Tuesday as the national governing body grapples with a major restructuring that pressured their bottom line.
Messi, Hamilton joint winners of Sportsman of the Year at Laureus Awards2/18/2020 6:22:04 AM Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi were declared joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin on Monday, with the voting tied for the first time in the awards' 20-year history.
NHL roundup: Lightning top Avs in OT, run win streak to 112/18/2020 6:18:47 AM Nikita Kucherov scored at 3:03 of overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 for their franchise-best 11th consecutive win in Denver on Monday night.