LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few hours after Steve Sarkisian was hired by Southern California, the coach bounded up the steps of the palatial McKay Center and went to work on getting the Trojans back to national title contention.
USC hired Sarkisian away from Washington on Monday, bringing back the former Trojans offensive coordinator to his native Los Angeles area and the storied program where he thrived as Pete Carroll's assistant. Sarkisian immediately held a 35-minute...
LONDON (AP) — The cycling team with two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador on the roster has been bought by Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov.
It will be known as Tinkoff-Saxo for the next three years.
Tinkov's purchase of Riis Cycling was confirmed Monday at a news conference in London. Bjarne Riis will stay on as general manager of the team, with Danish investment specialist Saxo Bank becoming the secondary sponsor.
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has decided against opening more routes for foreign air carriers for next year's World Cup, certain it can handle the millions of sports fans who'll use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Civil Aviation Secretary Wellington Moreira Franco says the idea of expanding routes for foreign carriers was never considered. Moreira Franco says that Brazilian carriers can handle the load...