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The Seattle Storm celebrate after the team defeated the Minnesota Lynx during Game 3 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The Storm move onto the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stewart, Bird help Storm sweep Lynx, advance to WNBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart put forth a career effort to get the Seattle Storm back to the WNBA Finals. Stewart scored a career playoff-high 31 points — tying Seattle's franchise playoff record — and Sue Bird had 16 points and nine assists, and the Storm beat Minnesota 92-71 on...

Cori Gauff of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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

Sep. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Prepping in the relative warmth of a gym before heading out with leggings and long sleeves to make her French Open debut against the tournament’s No. 9 seed, Coco Gauff got a pep talk from Dad. “His goal was to become an NBA player, and he didn’t make it. He told me:...

Germany's Alexander Zverev gestures after playing a shot against Austria's Dennis Novak in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: US Open runner-up Zverev wins 1st match in Paris

Sep. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:50 p.m. Alexander Zverev has won his first match since blowing a two-set lead and losing a fifth-set tiebreaker in the U.S. Open final. Zverev is seeded No. 6 at Roland Garros and came through with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 91st-ranked...

The Las Vegas Aces celebrate their win over the Connecticut Sun during Game 4 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

McCoughtry scores 29, Aces beat Sun 84-75 to force Game 5

Sep. 27, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry said she received some inspirational advice from Elena Delle Donne before the game and applied it to keep Las Vegas' season alive. McCoughtry scored 16 of her 29 points in the third quarter as Las Vegas took control and the Aces beat the Sun 84-75 on Sunday in Game 4...

Britain's Andy Murray leaves after losing in three sets 1-6, 3-6, 2-6, against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Wawrinka routs Murray in Slam champ matchup at French Open

Sep. 27, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — That Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were back together on Court Philippe Chatrier, all these years and operations later, was something of an accomplishment — not to mention a rare first-round matchup between past Grand Slam champions. Only one, Wawrinka, played like it. Having no trouble...

Belgium's David Goffin plays a shot against Italy's Jannik Sinner in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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

Sep. 27, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day at the French Open: ___ David Goffin has become the first seeded player to be knocked out of the French Open. The 11th-seeded Belgian lost 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 to 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, who beat Goffin for the second time this year after winning on hard...

Houston Dash beat Orlando Pride 3-1 in the NWSL

Sep. 26, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sophie Schmidt scored on a penalty kick in the 55th minute and the Houston Dash went on to beat the Orlando Pride 3-1 on Saturday night in the National Women's Soccer League. Orlando’s Kristen Edwards and Sydney Leroux opted not to play in the fall series match at BBVA Stadium after...

Reign, Royals play to 2-all draw in NWSL fall series

Sep. 26, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Rosie White scored in the 28th minute to give OL Reign a 2-2 draw with the Utah Royals on Saturday in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match. Aminata Diallo gave the Royals the early lead in the ninth minute. Tziarra King's goal off a cross from Brittany Ratcliffe made it...

Spirit, Red Stars play to 1-1 draw in NWSL fall series

Sep. 26, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Crystal Thomas scored in the 88th minute to pull the Washington Spirit into a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. Savannah McCaskill took a cross from Sarah Luebbert and scored from close range against Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe in the 73rd minute, giving Chicago...

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Britain's Andy Murray, left, congratulates Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka with his semifinal win at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. The most-anticipated matchup on Day 1 in the main stadium will be Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka in a contest between two men with three Grand Slam titles apiece. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

French Open: Murray vs Wawrinka, Coco vs Konta on Day 1

Sep. 26, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the third and final Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2020: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros SCHEDULE The 15-day tournament begins Sunday. The women’s singles final is Saturday, Oct. 10; the men’s singles final is Sunday, Oct. 11. The French...