Nobel Peace Prize winner says Olympics deserves the award

The Olympic movement deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize, former award winner Muhammad Yunus said Monday. Yunus, a Bangladeshi banker who was awarded his Nobel in 2006 for pioneering…

National Spelling Bee: Zaila Avant-garde is first African American winner

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Whether dribbling a basketball or identifying obscure Latin or Greek roots, Zaila Avant-garde doesn’t show much stress. Now she has become the first African American…

Urías 1st 11-game winner, leads Dodgers over Marlins 6-1

Julio Urías allowed Jazz Chisholm’s leadoff homer, then pitched shutout ball through the seventh inning for his major league-leading 11th win, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins…

Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy named 2021 Conn Smythe Trophy winner

Andrei Vasilevskiy was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy on Wednesday night after leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to back-to-back Stanley Cup wins, solidifying himself as one of the best goaltenders…

Oilers’ McDavid doubles up as Hart, Lindsay award winner

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid ran away in the voting to win his second Hart Trophy as NHL MVP on Tuesday, much like he blew away the competition while leading…

2-time winner Mickelson needs to make move at Travelers

Phil Mickelson has had his share of success at TPC River Highlands, winning twice back when the PGA Tour event was still called the Greater Hartford Open. Then he took…

1,000-game winner Magee not finished in Philly at 80

Herb Magee turned 80 this week — a bit of a modest number compared to his 1,123 victories — and celebrated with good cheer from his coaching friends. Jay Wright.…

Emmy Awards will replace ‘actor’ and ‘actress’ statues with ‘Performer’ at the winner or nominee’s request

The Emmy Awards are giving nominees the option to be more gender-inclusive with their statues.  The Television Academy’s Board of Governors announced Monday that it has approved rule changes that…

With ranked-choice voting, NYC Democratic mayoral primary might take weeks to pick winner

Voters in the nation’s most populous city head to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor for the first time in eight years. But it may be quite some…

Matthew McConaughey discussed his transition from ‘shirtless rom-com’ guy to Oscar winner

Matthew McConaughey dove deep into his career resurgence in a recent interview with country singer Tim McGraw.  The actor and Texas native appeared on an episode of McGraw’s “Beyond the…