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Nets’ LeVert has surgery to repair right thumb ligaments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:08pm

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert has undergone surgery to repair ligaments in his right thumb.

Rain pushes opening round of Mayakoba Classic to Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:53am

Heavy rain has washed out the opening round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic until Friday.

Weddle, Miller, Pederson among sportsmanship nominees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:29am

Veterans Julio Jones, Eric Weddle, Von Miller and Adrian Peterson are among the 32 nominees for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award along with rising young stars Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb and Patrick Mahomes.

Oosthuizen overcomes kidney stones to shoot 63 in SAfrica

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:52am

Louis Oosthuizen overcame an uncomfortable bout of kidney stones to shoot a bogey-free 63 and take a three-shot lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa on Thursday.

Kosovo prepares warm welcome for England fans and players

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:39am

The mayor of Pristina is promising England fans and players a warm welcome for their European Championship qualifier against Kosovo, but there’s no free beer.

Bottas trusts secret plan to beat Hamilton in 2020 F1

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:24am

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas says he has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton next year, but isn’t willing to share it.

Jordan Taylor to become Corvette factory driver in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:11am

Jordan Taylor is leaving his father’s sports car team to become a factory driver for Corvette Racing in 2020.

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:54am

One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake.

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:53am

Freshman James Wiseman has withdrawn his lawsuit against the NCAA and Memphis, and the university has declared him ineligible while officials work to resolve the case.

Estonian ski coach gets suspended sentence in doping case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:45am

An Estonian court has given a one-year suspended sentence to veteran ski coach Mati Alaver for his role in international doping.

Japan stays perfect on road to World Cup while Iran falters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:42am

Japan maintained its perfect record in Asia World Cup qualifying by beating Kyrgyzstan 2-0 while Iran lost a second straight match on Thursday.

Update on the latest sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:41am

Alex Bregman is hoping to give the Houston Astros an unprecedented sweep.

Host Qatar draws Gulf Cup groups as regional tensions ease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:20am

With soccer helping to ease regional tensions, host Qatar will play the United Arab Emirates in the Arabian Gulf Cup and an assistant referee from Egypt was picked by FIFA for Club World Cup duty in Doha.

Spanish broadcaster won’t bid for Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:49am

Spain’s national broadcaster says it will not bid for rights for the Spanish Super Cup because of human rights violations in Saudi Arabia.

3-time champ Jorge Lorenzo announces retirement from MotoGP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:15am

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo says he will retire after the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix this weekend.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby out 6 weeks after core surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:58am

Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair Thursday.

Federation says La Liga game in US could hurt 2030 WCup bid

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:24am

The Spanish soccer federation says the Spanish league’s attempt to play a regular-season game in the United States breaches FIFA regulations and could hurt Spain’s chances of hosting the 2030 World Cup.

Thierry Henry returns to MLS as Montreal Impact coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:16am

Thierry Henry is returning to Major League Soccer to coach Montreal Impact.

Here is the latest SEC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 6:05am

Mississippi State’s offense wants to change its frustrating recent history against Alabama. The Bulldogs have lost 11 straight football games to Alabama and failed to score more than seven points in eight of those matchups. That includes a 24-0 defeat last year. Mississippi State’s had two weeks to prepare for Alabama and is coming off a dominant performance against Arkansas.