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Liu breaks 50-meter backstroke world record at Asian Games

Aug. 21, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang of China has set a world record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal at the Asian Games. Liu has become the first woman to swim under 27 seconds in the event, breaking the mark of 27.06 set by fellow Chinese swimmer Zhao Jing at the...

Homeward-bound Schooling set for next phase at Asian Games

Aug. 21, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The hardest lap for any swimmer is usually the one coming home. That's when they have to try their hardest, giving it everything they have to get to the finish. Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling is about to discover what that means when he's not in the competition...

A look at the 2 first-round games in the WNBA playoffs

Aug. 21, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs: No. 6 Los Angeles (19-15) vs No. 7 Minnesota (18-16) Season Series: Sparks, 3-1. Los Angeles: The biggest question for the Sparks is the health of Nneka Ogwumike, who is listed as questionable for the game because of an illness....

Texas A&M changes handling of sex assault cases after uproar

Aug. 20, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University officials said Monday that they are imposing clearer and tougher sanctions for students found responsible for sexual assault and misconduct after multiple women came forward this summer to criticize how their cases were handled. The changes come two...

Texas pays $600,000 to settle Kearney discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released...

Florida State AD Wilcox leaving for executive role at NCAA

Aug. 20, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leaving for the NCAA, filling the job vacated when Oliver Luck left to run the new XFL. The NCAA announced Monday that Wilcox will serves as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director,...

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

Aug. 20, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about institutions and sexual abuse, The Associated Press did not completely identify the university where James Campbell Quick is a professor. It is the University of Texas at Arlington. A clarified version of the story is below: Of all the horrific details...

WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and...

4 Japanese players kicked out after "night out with women."

Aug. 20, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Yamashita told a news conference that the four players hooked up with the women after eating and...

McCusker close to Biles in bars, and that will have to do

Aug. 20, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Riley McCusker came within one-tenth of a point on the uneven bars of preventing a Simone Biles sweep at the U.S. gymnastics championships. With the Olympic champion turning in another dominant performance, that will have to do. "Second to Simone is kind of like being first," McCusker said...