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Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Donald

Conor McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return

Jan. 19, 2020 12:54 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night, announcing his return to mixed martial arts with his first victory since 2016. The Irish former two-division champion returned from a three-year stretch of...

Baylor forward Lauren Cox, right, pulls down a rebound over West Virginia center Blessing Ejiofor, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women Big 12-record 45th straight league win

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has another record winning streak. Moon Ursin, one of the...

No. 16 Gonzaga women beat San Francisco 69-46

Jan. 18, 2020 9:57 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Katie Campbell scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and Gonzaga beat San Francisco 69-46 for its 16th straight win on Saturday. Jessie Loera added 11 points and Jenn Wirth and LeeAnne Wirth each scored 10 for the Bulldogs (18-1, 7-0 West Coast Conference). Gonzaga made 23 of 41 from...

Inbee Park builds 2-shot lead in LPGA season opener

Jan. 18, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Inbee Park finally made a bogey, but she still finished with a 4-under 67 Saturday and a two-shot lead over Sei Young Kim heading into the final round of the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Park, a 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, hadn't made a bogey...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) brings the ball up court against Texas guard Matt Coleman III (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dotson and Azubuike lead No. 6 Kansas over Texas 66-57

Jan. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Devon Dotson's left hip looks fine. And that's good news for No. 6 Kansas. Dotson returned to the lineup after sitting out a game with a hip pointer injury and gave the Jayhawks a big late 3-pointer and free throws down the stretch to lead Kansas over Texas 66-57 on Saturday. Dotson...

Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates at the finish area during an alpine ski, World Cup women's giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Brignone and Vlhova share GS win, 0.01 ahead of Shiffrin

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — In a World Cup race that nearly ended in a triple dead heat, Federica Brignone and Petra Vlhova shared a giant slalom victory Saturday in which Mikaela Shiffrin finished 0.01 seconds behind in third. “I’ve also been on the good side of the hundredths many times,"...

Summer Britcher, of the United States, celebrates a second-place finish in the women's sprint World Cup luge event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Russia's Ivanova edges US luger Britcher in Lillehammer race

Jan. 18, 2020 10:34 AM EST

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Tatyana Ivanova of Russia had the fastest time in both heats and won a women’s World Cup luge race on Saturday, while Summer Britcher of the U.S. won her third medal of the season Ivanova crossed the line in 1 minute, 35.482 seconds. Britcher took the silver in 1:35.599...

Australian Ashleigh Barty celebrates her win over Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska during their Adelaide International tennis match in Adelaide, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Barty, Rublev win Adelaide titles ahead of Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2020 7:32 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty has fine-tuned for the first tennis major of the season by winning her first title on home soil with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 24-ranked Dayana Yastremska in Saturday's Adelaide International final. The French Open champion had reached finals in Australia...

Rybakina warms up for Aussie Open with title run in Hobart

Jan. 18, 2020 2:46 AM EST

HOBART, Australia (AP) — A year after failing to qualify for the Australian Open, Elena Rybakina will enter the season's first major with a seeding and fresh off a title after beating Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Hobart International final on Saturday. The 20-year-old Rybakina surged more than 150...

USC women upset previously unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in double OT

Jan. 18, 2020 2:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anytime Southern California beats UCLA it is special. The fact that the Trojans upset the nation's only remaining unbeaten team in Division I women's basketball on Friday night made it that much sweeter. Aliyah Jeune and Alissa Pili both posted double-doubles and came up big in double...