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Djokovic plays twice as Nadal cruises into Rome final

May. 15, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had starkly different days at the Italian Open on Saturday. Djokovic regained his cool after throwing his racket off the court in a grueling, rain-delayed quarterfinal victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas by 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, then was...

URI gets $500K to support scholarships, basketball teams

May. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a $500,000 gift from alumnus and venture capitalist David Martirano that will support academic scholarships as well as the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced Friday. ...

Americans dominate first World Triathlon Series women's race

May. 15, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

It was quite a day for American women at the season-opening World Triathlon Championship Series race outside Tokyo, one that bodes well for them at the Olympics in less than two months. Taylor Knibb won the Yokohama Triathlon to book her place on the U.S. team for the...

Top-pick Collier makes her debut, Wings beat new-look Sparks

May. 15, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 23 points, No. 1 overall pick Charli Collier had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Dallas beat the new-look Los Angeles Sparks 94-71 on Friday night for coach Vickie Johnson's first victory with the Wings. Collier, a rookie from Texas,...

Diana Taurasi hits 3 with 1.1 left, Mercury beat Lynx 77-75

May. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Diana Taurasi made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to give the Phoenix Mercury a 77-75 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The 38-year-old Taurasi made just two of her first 12 field goals before hitting the winner in the...

Jones, Bonner combine for 47 points in Sun's win over Dream

May. 14, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 26 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists and the Connecticut Sun beat Atlanta 78-67 on Friday night to spoil the Dream's inaugural game at the Gateway Center. Jones, playing...

Ionescu hits 3 with 0.4 left, Liberty beat Fever 90-87

May. 14, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had a dream that she would hit a winning shot in her New York City debut. That dream became reality when Ionescu made a 3-pointer from the wing with less than a second remaining to give the New York Liberty a 90-87 victory over the...

NWSL opens ninth season with new team, new backers

May. 14, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

For the Portland Thorns, lifting the Challenge Cup was just the beginning. The Thorns won the National Women’s Soccer League's preseason tournament in dramatic fashion — on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Gotham — and now turn their attention to the league's ninth...

It's time: Duncan, Bryant, Garnett to enter Hall of Fame

May. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant got a private tour to see some of the newly remodeled Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, viewing the exhibit that will honor the life and legacy of her late husband before the rest of the world gets their first look. ...

NC State AD Corrigan gets 2-year extension into April 2026

May. 14, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State athletics director Boo Corrigan has received a two-year contract extension through April 2026. The school said its board of trustees approved the deal Friday, a little more than two years after Corrigan left Army to begin work...