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Oregon's Chris Duarte, right, steals the ball from Southern California's Daniel Utomi, back, and Elijah Weaver during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Duarte leads No. 12 Oregon past USC 79-70 in double OT

Jan. 24, 2020 2:55 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...

Laurie Hernandez trains with other USA gymnasts in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hernandez, a two-time Olympic medalist, and other veterans in the USA Gymnastics elite program have praised the organization for taking steps to become more accountable and transparent in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

Jan. 24, 2020 2:46 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah not...

Alexa Knierim reacts pointing to Christopher Knierim at the completion of their program in the senior pairs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Greensboro, N.C. They are in currently in first place after the program. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Knierims take pairs short program at US Championships

Jan. 24, 2020 1:52 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bradie Tennell felt it was time to show a new side of her personality on the ice. Tennell's usual clean and efficient short program was enough to take the women's short program Thursday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. To the 2018 American champion, it was a departure...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Defending champ Djokovic advances at Aussie Open

Jan. 24, 2020 1:43 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Novak Djokovic helped return the status quo to Rod Laver Arena. In the match following Serena Williams' upset loss to China's Wang Qiang, the second-seeded Djokovic easily beat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. ...

Serena Williams of the U.S. leaves Rod Laver Arena after the third round single loss to China's Wang Qiang at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

'I'm better than that': Serena stunned at Australian Open

Jan. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Down to what sure felt like her last chance, Serena Williams came through with a cross-court forehand winner to close a 24-stroke point, then raised her arms, held that celebratory pose and looked over toward her guest box. Finally, on her sixth try, after 1½ hours of...

No. 9 Mississippi State women rally to beat Vandy 68-52

Jan. 24, 2020 12:31 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Mississippi State Bulldogs are known for playing pressure and man-to-man defense under coach Vic Schaeffer. With his team trailing Vanderbilt after three quarters, he finally listened to assistant Dionnah Jackson-Durrett, who kept telling him to switch to a match-up zone. That...

Louisville guard Jazmine Jones (23) looks to drive to the basket as she is defended by Virginia guard Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Louisville won 71-56. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Hot start propels No. 5 Louisville over Virginia 71-56

Jan. 23, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz and Virginia's Tina Thompson came out of Thursday night's game with identical takeaways. Dana Evans scored 21 points and the fifth-ranked Cardinals beat the Cavaliers 71-56 in a game where both teams suffered through prolonged slumps. “That’s...

Serena Williams loses to Wang Qiang in the third round of the Australian Open

Jan. 23, 2020 11:34 PM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams loses to Wang Qiang in the third round of the Australian Open.

Townsend, No. 13 Gonzaga women overwhelm Pepperdine 70-36

Jan. 23, 2020 11:06 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored 18 points and was one of three players with a double-double and No. 13 Gonzaga had its best defensive game of the season, routing Pepperdine 70-36 on Thursday night to run its winning streak to 17. Katie Campbell scored 12 points and Jenn Wirth 10 and both matched...

Iowa's Kathleen Doyle, third from left, and Monika Czinano (25) huddle up with teammates Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall, far left, Makenzie Meyer (3) and McKenna Warnock (14) during an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Doyle scores 26, No. 19 Iowa women defeat Ohio State

Jan. 23, 2020 11:02 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kathleen Doyle scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 19 Iowa defeat Ohio State 77-68 on Thursday night. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder picked up her 200th Big Ten win while the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-1) won their seventh straight game and 31st consecutive at home. They are...