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Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed

Aug. 25, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins and an oil painting of Hank Aaron. Every memento comes with a...

Ko, Broch Larsen tied for lead at CP Women's Open

Aug. 24, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

AURORA, Ontario (AP) — Top-ranked Jin Young Ko shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to grab a share of the lead heading into the final round of the CP Women's Open. Ko is tied with Nicole Broch Larsen at 18 under at Magna Golf Club. Defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada is another two shots back in third....

Little League World Series gets bigger by 4 teams

Aug. 24, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

The Little League World Series is getting bigger. And a team from Cuba will be making the trip to the tournament no later than 2022 under an expanded format announced Saturday. The expansion is set for 2021, bringing the number of teams at the Little League Baseball World Series from 16 to 20. Also, two teams...

American skater Alysa Liu hits quad lutz at Aurora Games

Aug. 24, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Alysa Liu successfully landed a quadruple lutz, widely considered the hardest jump in figure skating, during the U.S. champion's long program at the Aurora Games on Saturday. Only a handful of women have landed quads in competition. Japan's Miki Ando was the first in...

Coco Gauff, Caty McNally get US Open doubles wild card

Aug. 24, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will get a chance to play doubles at the U.S. Open and add to their winning streak as a team. Gauff, the 15-year-old based in Florida who announced herself to the world at Wimbledon, and McNally, a 17-year-old from Ohio, were granted a doubles wild card by the...

Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open

Aug. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open. Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf —...

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Aug. 24, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive. The as-yet untitled Disney Plus show drew big cheers when it was announced Friday at the D23...

Thomas and Williams help Sun edge Aces 89-85

Aug. 23, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun want to make sure they don't have to play in a single-elimination playoff game this year. They took a step in that direction with a gritty win over the Las Vegas Aces on Friday night. Thomas scored 27 points and Courtney Williams added 24 to...

Sky snap Mystics' 6-game winning streak

Aug. 23, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 22 points, Stefanie Dolson added 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics 85-78 on Friday night. Washington (20-8) is tied atop the standings with Connecticut, but the Sun own the tiebreaker. The Mystics had won six straight and 11 of 12. Chicago...

Dream beat Liberty 90-87, snap 12-game losing streak

Aug. 23, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 19 points to lead five Atlanta starters in double figures, and the Dream beat the New York Liberty 90-87 on Friday night to snap a 12-game losing streak. Renee Montgomery made a contested layup in the lane with 15.8 seconds left to give Atlanta an 88-87 lead....