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Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

Aug. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2,...

Lynx plan Whalen event, more seats for regular-season finale

Aug. 15, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will make additional seats available in the upper level of the arena for their final regular-season home game and farewell to star point guard Lindsay Whalen. The Lynx said Wednesday they've added inventory to meet ticket demand that has surged since the 36-year-old...

Ohio State wants claims nixed in diving coach sex abuse suit

Aug. 15, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University Diving Club is asking a federal court to dismiss the claims against it in a lawsuit over allegations that a former coach sexually abused young divers years ago. Lawyers for the club argued in a Tuesday court filing that as part of the public university, it...

Walsh Jennings, FIVB team up on Las Vegas beach v'ball stop

Aug. 15, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

Kerri Walsh Jennings is bringing beach volleyball to the desert. The five-time Olympian's new p1440 circuit has announced an event in Las Vegas for October that will serve as a stop on the FIVB pro tour. Players will be able to use points earned at the tournament to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The Las...

Unified Korean women's basketball team wins at Asian Games

Aug. 15, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women's basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others from...

Gray scores career-high 26, Sparks beat Liberty 74-66

Aug. 15, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored a career-high 26 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 74-66 on Tuesday night. Los Angeles (19-13) is tied with Connecticut for the fourth playoff spot — with the Sun holding the...

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

Aug. 15, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3,...

Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record, Sky beat Lynx 91-88

Aug. 14, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA's single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88 on Tuesday night. Vandersloot set the record on a no-look, one-handed pass in the third quarter that gave her 237...

Jones scores 27, Sun hand Wings 9th straight loss

Aug. 14, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-76 on Tuesday night to spoil the head-coaching debut of Taj McWilliams-Franklin. McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach on Sunday after Fred Williams was fired. Connecticut (19-13)...

American Shalane Flanagan to defend NYC Marathon title

Aug. 14, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. The Swiss pair of Manuela Schar and...