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Dustin Poirier, right, kicks Conor McGregor during a UFC 264 lightweight mixed martial arts bout Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Poirier wins UFC 264 showdown with McGregor

Dustin Poirier, right, kicks Conor McGregor during a UFC 264 lightweight mixed martial arts bout Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

July 10, 2021, 10:13pm National Sports

Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor for the second time in six months when McGregor badly injured his left ankle in the closing seconds of the first round at UFC 264 on Saturday night. Read story

United States' Damian Lillard (6) defends the ball against Nigeria during an exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Shocker as U.S. falls to Nigeria 90-87 in pre-Olympic basketball opener

United States' Damian Lillard (6) defends the ball against Nigeria during an exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

July 10, 2021, 7:47pm National Sports

If there was any expectation of invincibility for USA Basketball heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s already gone — after Nigeria shocked the Americans 90-87 on Saturday night. Read story

Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women's singles final, defeating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Top seed Barty wins Wimbledon for 2nd major

Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women's singles final, defeating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 10, 2021.

July 10, 2021, 10:14am National Sports

Ash Barty used a perfect start and a strong-enough finish to hold off Karolina Pliskova's comeback bid to win 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 at the All England Club on Saturday for her second Grand Slam title. Read story

Seattle's Mitch Haniger rounds the bases after he hit a grand slam during the eighth inning Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Ohtani hits 33rd HR, but Haniger’s slam lifts Mariners past Angels 7-3

Seattle's Mitch Haniger rounds the bases after he hit a grand slam during the eighth inning Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

July 9, 2021, 11:31pm National Sports

Shohei Ohtani became the sixth player to reach the upper deck of T-Mobile Park with a majestic blast for his 33rd homer, but Mitch Haniger’s two-out grand slam in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Friday night. Read story

The NHL expansion Seattle Kraken are scheduled to play six exhibition games before the 2021-22 NHL season begins in October. Their three home games against Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary will be played around the state of Washington while Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle gets some finishing touches before opening for the franchise's first home game in mid-October. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Kraken to play NHL exhibition games in Spokane, Everett and Kent

The NHL expansion Seattle Kraken are scheduled to play six exhibition games before the 2021-22 NHL season begins in October. Their three home games against Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary will be played around the state of Washington while Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle gets some finishing touches before opening for the franchise's first home game in mid-October. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 9, 2021, 2:59pm National Sports

The Seattle Kraken will take the ice for the first time in Spokane for their exhibition opener, with the NHL expansion franchise touring around the state of Washington while their arena renovation is completed. Read story

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert is congratulated by J.P. Crawford (3) after throwing against the New York Yankees through seven innings of a baseball game Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Seattle.

Rookie Logan Gilbert shines as Mariners shutout Yankees 4-0

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert is congratulated by J.P. Crawford (3) after throwing against the New York Yankees through seven innings of a baseball game Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Seattle.

July 8, 2021, 4:11pm National Sports

Rookie Logan Gilbert pitched one-hit ball over seven innings in the best start of his young career, Kyle Seager and Dylan Moore both homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Thursday. Read story

The Tampa Bay Lightning team poses with the Stanley Cup after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

Champion Lightning ace final exam on ‘last day of school’

The Tampa Bay Lightning team poses with the Stanley Cup after Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

July 8, 2021, 3:13pm National Sports

With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. Read story

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (on-screen) and Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, left, wave at the beginning of the five-party meeting in Tokyo, Thursday, July 8, 2021.

Japan bans fans at Tokyo-area Olympics venues due to virus

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (on-screen) and Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, left, wave at the beginning of the five-party meeting in Tokyo, Thursday, July 8, 2021.

July 8, 2021, 3:08pm Nation & World

Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city’s governor said Thursday after meeting with organizers of the pandemic-postponed games. Read story

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) drives pst Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Ross D.

Suns swat Bucks in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) drives pst Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Ross D.

July 6, 2021, 10:18pm National Sports

PHOENIX — Chris Paul waited 16 years to get to the NBA Finals, bringing with him a team starving for its first championship. Read story

Members of the U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastic Team, Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum (L-R) are announced after the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis.

Vancouver native Jordan Chiles makes U.S. Olympic gymnastics team

Members of the U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastic Team, Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum (L-R) are announced after the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis.

June 27, 2021, 8:34pm National Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Simone Biles’ Olympic encore is finally here. Read story