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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...

Slocum scores 15, helps No. 8 Oregon State defeat California

Jan. 18, 2020 1:24 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State was facing adversity for the first time this season and head coach Scott Rueck received the response he was hoping for. Coming off their first loss of the season last weekend at Arizona State, the eighth-ranked Beavers (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) bounced back and beat California...

No. 18 Arizona State women defeat Washington 67-50

Jan. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ja'Tavia Tapley scored 15 points, 10 players scored and No. 18 Arizona State defeated Washington 67-50 Friday night. Jamie Ruden added 10 points for the Sun Devils (14-4, 4-2 Pac-12), who won a fourth-straight game. Reili Richardson added nine points and Robbi Rayn eight with four assists....

Reese scores 26, No. 21 Arizona women beat Washington State

Jan. 18, 2020 12:22 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Cate Reese scored 26 points on Friday night and No. 21 Arizona never trailed after the first quarter in a 74-67 win over Washington State. Reese made all 11 of her free throws and the Wildcats (14-3, 3-3 Pac-12) made 21 of 22 from the foul line. Aari McDonald added 19 points and eight...

Southern Illinois stuns No. 19 Missouri State women 70-68

Jan. 17, 2020 9:53 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Gabby Walker took a bounce pass at the baseline and, as the clock was winding down, put up a left-handed layup and Southern Illinois shocked No. 19 Missouri State women 70-68 Friday night. Southern Illinois had not beaten a Top 25 team since 1991. The loss ended Missouri State's...

Stonewall scores 22, No. 14 DePaul women beat Xavier 91-68

Jan. 17, 2020 9:22 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chante Stonewall scored 22 points, Lexi Held added 19 points and No. 14 DePaul beat Xavier 91-68 on Friday night. The Blue Demons (16-2, 6-0 Big East) built a 47-33 advantage at halftime and held the lead in double digits throughout the second half. Deja Church had 16 points and Sonya...

Grasso misses weight, bout with Gadelha canceled at UFC 246

Jan. 17, 2020 6:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Strawweight contender Cláudia Gadelha's bout with Alexa Grasso on the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 246 card has been canceled after Grasso badly missed weight. The Nevada State Athletic Commission made the decision Friday morning after Grasso weighed in at 121 1/2 pounds, missing...

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

Jan. 17, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Canada’s Brooke Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday’s hottest round and a share of the lead at the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Henderson had a 5-under 66 to join Inbee Park of South Korea at...