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Back on top: Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

May. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be. After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win Sunday for a record-extending ninth Italian Open title. It marked the first...

Pogacar, van der Breggen hold on to win Tour of California

May. 18, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tadej Pogacar did the work necessary to win the Tour of California on the steep climb of Mt. Baldy. His team did the work it needed for him to win on the run-in to Pasadena. With big names going on the attack midway through the final stage Saturday, UAE Team Emirates was able to...

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

May. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program,...

Nadal gets his revenge over Tsitsipas; Djokovic up next

May. 18, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. It was a measure of revenge for Nadal after losing to Tsitsipas in three sets at...

'Vanilla' Preakness still has intrigue without Derby winner

May. 18, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert sit side by side in the corner of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course sizing up the Preakness. "A lot of speed in there," Baffert says. Lukas responds without missing a beat, "My horse is fast." "There's some nice horses in here,"...

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

May. 18, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on...

Sampson's 1st win follows Leclerc as Rangers top Cards 7-3

May. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Sampson might not always have one-time Texas closer José Leclerc starting in front of him. Worked pretty well this time, though. Sampson got his first career win following Leclerc as the opener in his first major league start, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo homered in a...

Pogacar wins Stage 6 of Tour of California to take lead

May. 17, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — UAE Team Emirates began its week at the Tour of California by sending home one of its riders upon learning that his name had surfaced in a European investigation into doping in cycling. The team appears set to end it with the overall race lead. Tadej Pogacar reeled in several top...

Nadal, Djokovic advance; Federer and Osaka withdraw injured

May. 17, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-0 at the Italian Open on Friday to reach the semifinals after conceding only six games in his six sets of tennis at the tournament. Yet he ought to be a little nervous. Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of his last three tournaments — all...

Hope Solo: Moving on after both success and controversy

May. 17, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

Hope Solo has moved on. She was in goal four years ago when the United States won the Women's World Cup in Canada. She will be a spectator when the team seeks to defend its title starting June 7 in France. Solo was dismissed following the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after calling the Swedish team "cowards" for taking...