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Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles...

AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week,...

McDonald celebrates 28th birthday with first LPGA Tour win

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald celebrated her birthday with her first LPGA Tour victory. ...

Sabalenka cruises past Azarenka for title at Ostrava Open

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka cruised to the title at the inaugural Ostrava Open on Sunday, defeating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2,...

Ally McDonald holds onto LPGA Drive On Championship lead

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald held onto the lead Saturday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to...

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker...

Ally McDonald leads LPGA Drive On Championship in Georgia

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald is trying to leave everyone behind — and not get too far ahead of herself. ...

More than 30 colleges await Connecticut basketball ‘bubble’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is completing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as...

Kang, Song share lead in LPGA Drive On Championship

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Danielle Kang leads the Race to CME Globe and, at No. 5 in the world, is the top-ranked player in...

Mickelson might go where fans are not for Masters tuneup

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Open will be the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans, and that might be enough...

The Latest: NFL’s Washington team not yet allowing fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in...

A return to Sherwood for Tiger Woods and the world’s best

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP AT...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told...

English women’s soccer targets titles, player development

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. ...

Heath, Press score for United; Morgan’s Spurs debut delayed

LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut won't now be for another few weeks, but Tobin Heath and Christen Press are up and running...

Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the...

Life on the line: Early voters wait ‘as long as it takes’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID tests, concerts or...

A-10 commissioner: NCAA penalties against UMass unfortunate

The NCAA is stripping Massachusetts of victories in men’s basketball and women’s tennis for overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100 in financial aid over three...

Brazil volleyball star Castro to play in new US pro league

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three-time Brazilian Olympian Sheilla Castro is coming out of retirement to play in a new U.S. professional volleyball league early...

NCAA will vote in January to change NIL, transfer rules

A set of proposals to permit NCAA athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorships deals will go up for vote in January, the...

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. ...

Meghan Duggan, a champion across women’s hockey, retires

In the midst of the U.S. women's hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with...

French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a...

Sei Young Kim wins 1st major at Women’s PGA Championship.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim lined up for the putt on the 18th hole that would seal her first LPGA major...

The Latest: Federer congratulates Nadal on 20th Slam title

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Quarantined in New York, Mladenovic wins doubles in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Unlike in New York, at the U.S. Open where she was placed in quarantine and forced out of the women's doubles...

Sei Young Kim, eyeing 1st major, leads by 2 at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim has yet to splurge on the $1.5 million she won last year in the richest prize...

Just 19, ranked 54th, Swiatek wins French Open for 1st Slam

PARIS (AP) — Minutes after suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at age 19, while ranked just 54th, Iga Swiatek held a microphone during...

The Latest: Australian champ Kenin cries after French loss

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Sei Young Kim has late birdie run to take Women’s PGA lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim ignored the manually operated leaderboards dotted around Aronimink as she started to rally her way into...

The Latest: Swiatek loses in doubles ahead of singles final

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Judo in Japan: Getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is the home of judo, and the 19th-century martial art is sure to get more attention at home than any...

Lincicome, Tan share Women’s PGA lead at windy Aronimink

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome brought 16-month-old daughter Emery to a recent practice round at Aronimink Golf Club and let her run...

Kenin, 21, will face unseeded Swiatek, 19, in French final

PARIS (AP) — Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court...

Stanford’s Macario on USWNT’s training camp roster

Brazilian-born Stanford midfielder Catarina Macario is among the players who will take part in the U.S. women's national team training camp this month. ...

The Latest: Swiatek wins first set 6-2 against Podoroska

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Djokovic’s body acts up at French Open; faces Tsitsipas next

PARIS (AP) — The first obvious sign of trouble for Novak Djokovic came when he stepped out into Court Philippe Chatrier with a rather...

Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Mel Reid can be excused for feeling a bit sluggish when she woke up for a practice round at...

The Latest: Djokovic has arm issue but wins at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Stewart and Storm could be poised to win more WNBA titles

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm never really got a chance to defend their 2018 championship because of key injuries. ...

Stewart leads Seattle to 2nd WNBA title in 3 years

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird helped Seattle finish off a dominant season with another championship. ...

US Soccer, Jill Ellis announce coach mentorship program

Jill Ellis never left soccer, she just shifted focus. ...

Column: Surprise major champs no longer a surprise on LPGA

Sophia Popov winning the Women's British Open was a surprise in many ways. ...

The Latest: Schwartzman tops Thiem in 5 sets at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Coach? Motivator? Kenin’s dad moves, Paris match changes

PARIS (AP) — After Sofia Kenin dropped the opening set in the French Open’s fourth round Monday, her father, Alexander, who is also her...

Kvitova gets emotional after return to French Open quarters

PARIS (AP) — Petra Kvitova owns two Wimbledon titles, so making it to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 13th time...

The body clock of France thrown off-kilter by autumn tennis

PARIS (AP) — Practically alone with a buffet of tennis to gorge on at the pandemic-skewered French Open like no other, Christophe Bailly glanced...

Stewart, Bird help Storm rout Aces; go up 2-0 in WNBA Finals

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart and a record-setting unselfish offense have the Seattle Storm on the verge of another WNBA championship, ...

Morgan awaits debut but Mewis, Heath make impact in England

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Morgan's wait to regain fitness for her Tottenham debut goes on. The other American imports are already making an...

Kitata upsets Kipchoge to win London Marathon

LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge's four-year winning run at the London Marathon ended Sunday as Shura Kitata emerged from the rain and the gloom...

Djokovic leads been-there-done-that crew at wild French Open

PARIS (AP) — Surprising results and “Who is that?” stories abound as this one-of-these-is-not-like-the-others French Open heads to the fourth round — with the...

Aces hope for winning hand in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

Bill Laimbeer has usually found ways for his team to bounce back after they've been routed in playoff games. ...

Stewart lifts Storm to Game 1 WNBA Finals win over Aces

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Storm's lead down to two with a quarter left, Breanna Stewart took over. ...

Nasa Hataoka takes 2nd-round lead in Shoprite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka birdied two of the last three holes for a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the...

Stephenson, Lee top Shoprite LPGA Classic leaderboard

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Lauren Stephenson holed out from the rough from 137 yards for eagle on the par-4 14th and shot an 8-under...

The Latest: Earliest French Open exit for Stephens since ’11

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

‘Bad timing and bad luck’: Injured Serena out of French Open

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could...

Hirschi, Van der Breggen win Fleche Wallonne classic races

HUY, Belgium (AP) — Marc Hirschi extended his stellar run in a breakout cycling season to win the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic on Wednesday. ...

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

PARIS (AP) — Saying she is “struggling to walk,” Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from...

The Latest: Svitolina tears up when recalling lost mascot

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

Cat Osterman named 1st Athletes Unlimited softball champion

Team USA pitcher Cat Osterman is the first Athletes Unlimited softball champion. ...

Rookie Smith hopes to build on successful Thorns debut

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns rookie Sophia Smith laughs when she recalls the conversation with her dad back in high school about her...

16 months after torn hamstring, former UCLA star faces Nadal

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: ...

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe ‘suffocated’

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s backhand clipped the net and landed wide, so he shook his head. That was it. ...

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Mladenovic pins French meltdown on US Open lockdown, no-call

PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic blamed her French Open meltdown on her U.S. Open lockdown — and she wasn’t too pleased about a no-call...

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros’ flights into ordeals

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed...

‘Runaway train’: Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

PARIS (AP) — No matter how much success they've had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess...

The Latest: Female doubles player dropped due to virus

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ...

No chill for Coco: Gauff ousts 9th seed in French Open debut

PARIS (AP) — Prepping in the relative warmth of a gym before heading out with leggings and long sleeves to make her French Open...

Wawrinka routs Murray in Slam champ matchup at French Open

PARIS (AP) — That Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were back together on Court Philippe Chatrier, all these years and operations later, was something...

The Latest: Rodionov rallies to win his 1st main-draw match

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ...

The Latest: 11th-seeded Goffin knocked out by Sinner

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day at the French Open: ...

Virus again slashes French Open crowd sizes; now only 1,000

PARIS (AP) — With only one week separating the end of one and the start of the other, the Tour de France and the...

Christen Press honors Kobe Bryant with Man United 24 jersey

LONDON (AP) — With her usual No. 23 jersey already claimed, Christen Press had a decision to make when she joined Manchester United. ...

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. ...

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts...

Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. ...

Game on! Seattle, Minnesota set to start WNBA playoff series

The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoffs semifinals was postponed...

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors...

Original 9, Hewitt, Raymond among nominees for tennis Hall

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis...

Djokovic wins in Rome: ‘I moved on’ after US Open default

ROME (AP) — Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. ...

‘I deserved it’: Djokovic gets obscenity warning in SF win

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows it isn’t model behavior when he loses his cool on the tennis court. ...

Nadal beaten by Schwartzman in 1st tournament in 7 months

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s first tournament in seven months ended with a 6-2, 7-5 loss to Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals of the...

Pushed to the limit, Djokovic finds a way to win in Rome

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic was being pushed so hard in the first set by Filip Krajinovic that he urgently needed somewhere to sit...

Bonner, Sun eliminate Sparks 73-58, head for semifinals

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59...

Fed Cup changes name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King

The Fed Cup is changing its name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King, the woman whose lifelong battle for equality and social justice...

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women’s sports fight

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced...

For some bobsled hopefuls, the Olympics may be a click away

USA Bobsled and Skeleton typically has staff spending part of the spring and summer months on the road recruiting, looking for new talent and...

Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a...

NCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving

The NCAA men's and women's basketball season will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. ...

Djokovic behaves better in 1st match since US Open default

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. ...

Former IAAF head Lamine Diack sentenced to 2 years in prison

PARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for corruption during his nearly 16-year tenure...

Bobsled worlds moved to Germany over coronavirus worries

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns...

Aces’ A’ja Wilson earns AP WNBA player of the year honors

A'ja Wilson has been the cornerstone of the Las Vegas franchise since she was drafted and took her game to another level this season,...

US Open in September as LPGA, Champions and Europe play on

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Sunday in the parks: The playoffs, NFL, a no-hitter and more

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. ...

Mirim Lee wins a stunner in a playoff at the ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee ran toward the water for the winner's leap into Poppie's Pond, and there was no blue wall...

NCAA seeks to dismiss college athletes’ federal lawsuit

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The NCAA is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit by two college athletes that seeks to prevent the association from...

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