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World champion Huston heads USA Skateboarding National Team

Oct. 20, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Three-time world champion Nyjah Huston of Laguna Beach tops the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team heading into the sport's Olympic debut in Tokyo next summer. The 24-year-old Huston is considered the gold medal favorite in men's street. Skaters named to the national team Sunday will...

NC Courage advance to NWSL final with 4-1 win over the Reign

Oct. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored on a free kick in extra time to snap a tie, and the North Carolina Courage went on to defeat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time on Sunday to advance to the National Women's Soccer League championship game. The Courage, winners of the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a...

Red Stars defeat Thorns 1-0 to reach NWSL championship

Oct. 20, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr scored in the ninth minute and the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship match with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. The Red Stars are heading to a final for the first time after four straight semifinal losses....

Thomas wins again at CJ Cup in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years. Thomas won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his last four starts. He was one shot...

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to win Kremlin Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian's first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her...

Ostapenko wins Luxembourg Open final

Oct. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former doubles partner Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-1 to win the Luxembourg Open final on Sunday. The pair played together in doubles in 2017, but this was the first singles final between them. Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, won her third WTA singles...

Kang shoots tournament record to win LPGA Shanghai

Oct. 20, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a bogey-free 2 under 70 to win the Buick LPGA Shanghai for the second consecutive year on Sunday with a tournament record 16-under par 272. The 27-year-old American began the day one stroke behind compatriot Jessica Korda, who shot a final-round 72 to finish second at 15...

Goerges sets up Luxembourg final against Ostapenko

Oct. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Defending champion Julia Goerges returned to the final of the Luxembourg Open after beating third-seeded Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Goerges had to come from a set down in her previous three matches this week but converted all three of her break points to get past Rybakina. She...

Bencic reaches Moscow final, qualifies for WTA Finals

Oct. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA Finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals. Bencic's 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1. It also enabled Bencic...

Korda takes 1-shot lead in Shanghai with 6-under 66

Oct. 19, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in the third round, with eight birdies and two bogeys, to take a one-shot lead at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Saturday. "I've been struggling a little bit with my swing, so I've been working on it every day. It's slowly starting to kind of take its groove,"...