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FILE - People gather around the official countdown clock showing remaining time until the kick-off of the World Cup 2022, in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

EXPLAINER: Sports in Qatar as country hosts 2022 World Cup

In this photo provided by Grace Vine, Beau Welling stands with PGA of America's championship trophies on Oct. 18, 2019, ahead of a preview event for the new PGA facility in Frisco, Texas. Welling is the golf course architect responsible for PGA Frisco's Fields Ranch West course. Like many late-to-the-game Americans, Beau Welling got hooked on the sport of curling after seeing the shouting and sweeping and clattering stones while watching the Olympics on television. (Beau Welling Design photo via AP)

New world curling boss found late-blooming love for sport

FILE - Shaun White poses in the halfpipe course after the men's halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. Shaun White's first full season in retirement also marks the beginning of his first year as a full-fledged business owner. The brand he introduced with a soft open in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics earlier this year is now fully operational. The name is Whitespace(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Shaun White's next mountain: businessman, snowboard maker

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FILE - Kenyan athletes train together just after dawn on a dusty track in Kaptagat Forest in western Kenya, on Jan. 30, 2016. The threat of an imminent ban by track and field governing body World Athletics, which would likely have repercussions for a number of medal contenders at next year's world championships and the 2024 Paris Olympics was conceded by the Kenyan sports ministry in a statement issued on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping 'crisis'

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in

A building which houses the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu is pictured in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of Dentsu Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probe

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened.

FILE - Emily Sweeney of United States reacts after her second run of the Luge World Cup women race in Sigulda, Latvia, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have been USA Luge teammates for years. They’ve traveled together, they’ve competed together, they’ve gone to the Olympics together, they’ve stood on World Cup podiums together. Being on a sled together was not part of the plan. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)

Britcher, Sweeney giving women's doubles luge a try for US

Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have been USA Luge teammates for years.

FILE- San Diego Padres relief pitcher Nick Martinez throws during the eighth inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. Martinez and the Padres finalized a $26 million, three-year contract for the pitcher to remain with San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Nick Martinez, Padres finalize $26 million, 3-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nick Martinez and the Padres finalized a $26 million, three-year contract for the pitcher to remain with San Diego.