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St. Cloud State to end football, golf programs in 2020

Dec. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn., (AP) — St. Cloud State University in Minnesota plans to end its football and golf programs to comply with a Title IX court order and manage its budget shortages. The moves were announced Tuesday and will start next fall. They will affect about 115 student athletes, seven coaches and two...

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

Dec. 10, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case — the same issue fought over in...

The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The...

Els makes International team feel like one with a new logo

Dec. 10, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Captains for the Presidents Cup usually get the most attention for the wild-card picks that fill out their teams and the pairings they create. Ernie Els might have done his best work long before that point. The Presidents Cup is a PGA Tour creation, and so it was the PGA Tour...

Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Rapinoe, FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup winner, including this year's tournament in France, was selected for dominating “the world's game, on the world's stage,...

Tennis’ Andreescu honored as Canada’s athlete of the year

Dec. 9, 2019 4:38 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu is Canada’s athlete of the year, the first tennis player so honored. She won the 2019 Lou Marsh Trophy on Monday after becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title, defeating Serena Williams in the Open final. The 19-year-old soared...

Stanford on top, UConn up to No. 2 in AP women's Top25

Dec. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EST

Connecticut jumped to No. 2 behind Stanford in The Associated Press women's Top 25 rankings released Monday after another week filled with upsets. The Cardinal garnered 27 of the 30 first-place votes Monday from the national media panel. UConn jumped up two spots, seven points in front of No. 3 Oregon, after...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

Dec. 9, 2019 6:48 AM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. Here is a timeline of the drug use, doping investigations and cover-ups: February 2014 — Russian President Vladimir...

Stanford women win NCAA soccer title, beating NC on PKs

Dec. 9, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kiara Pickett drilled home a penalty kick after freshman goalkeeper Katie Meyer saved the previous shot to lift Stanford past North Carolina 5-4 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw Sunday night in the NCAA championship game. The Cardinal (24-1) won their third overall title and...

Texas women hand Lady Vols first loss, 66-60

Dec. 8, 2019 10:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lashann Higgs and Sugg Sutton scored 19 points apiece and Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Higgs' basket with 8:56 to play started an 8-0 run capped by a pair of Sutton buckets that had the Longhorns on top for...