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Arizona, Alabama to play for NCAA title

May. 22, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Arizona was one putt away from being eliminated at the NCAA Women's golf championship. One day later, the Wildcats earned a shot at the title. Bianca Pagdanganan delivered another clutch moment on the par-5 18th as Arizona beat top-seeded UCLA in the quarterfinals Tuesday morning....

Delle Donne scores 23, Mystics top Aces 75-70

May. 22, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Washington Mystics beat the Las Vegas Aces 75-70 on Tuesday night Ariel Atkins' steal and fast-break layup gave Washington a 67-65 lead and Kristi Toliver made a baseline jumper on the Mystics' next possession. Delle Donne...

Shorthanded Sparks keep Fever winless, 87-70

May. 22, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 87-70 on Tuesday night. Los Angeles, which took over the top spot in the AP WNBA power poll this week, jumped out to a 20-6 lead and it was 50-36 at the half behind 17 points from...

Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

May. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and quickly...

The Latest: Group to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

May. 22, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The president of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco says the organization will redo a plaque of soccer star Brandi Chastain after a social media uproar. Bay Area news station KTVU-TV quotes...

Virginia Tech fires softball coach after 23 seasons

May. 22, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Scot Thomas has been fired as Virginia Tech's softball coach after 23 seasons in which he started the program and won nearly 800 games. Athletic director Whit Babcock announced the move Tuesday and said Angela Tincher O'Brien will serve as interim coach. Thomas started the Hokies'...

Cirstea beats Petkovic in 1st round of Nuremberg Cup

May. 22, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Sorana Cirstea rallied to defeat home favorite Andrea Petkovic 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup on Tuesday. Petkovic was 2-0 up in the second set, but the sixth-seeded Romanian fought back and won the last four points in the tiebreaker to clinch the...

Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

May. 22, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was...

After 54 years, ABC ready to sign off on Indianapolis 500

May. 22, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

The old television broadcast booth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was situated on the roof over the front straightaway, set back just enough that Paul Page remembers being able to see the start-finish line only if he pressed one eye to the glass. Still, it was a great vantage point to see one of the greatest...

Ogilvy moving his family back to Australia next year

May. 22, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

Geoff Ogilvy's immediate future involves fewer golf tournament and longer flights. Ogilvy has been contemplating in the last few years moving back home to Australia, and after discussing it with his Texas-born wife, Juli, they plan to return to Melbourne shortly after Christmas. Their daughter, Phoebe, turns 12...