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Hataoka gets 2nd ace, shares 1st with Lee in Arkansas event

Sep. 25, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Japan's Nasa Hataoka made a hole-in-one for the second straight day and shot a 6-under 65 Saturday to move into a tie with Australia's Minjee Lee after two rounds of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The 22-year-old Hataoka, whose first of four...

Stewart out for playoff game against Mercury

Sep. 25, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart will not play in Sunday’s WNBA second-round playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury. Stewart injured a foot on Sept. 7 in a win over Washington when she came up hobbling after boxing out a Mystics player. The...

Liu wins Nebelhorn to give US 3rd entry for Beijing Olympics

Sep. 25, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) — Two-time national champion Alysa Liu won the Nebelhorn Trophy women's competition on Saturday, giving the U.S. a third qualifying spot for the figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year. Liu led after her short...

Beisel completes swim to Block Island to honor late father

Sep. 25, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim from the Rhode Island mainland to Block Island on Saturday, completing the grueling 10.4-mile route to raise money for cancer research in memory of her late father. Beisel, who...

Home of the real Rockford Peaches may become home of museum

Sep. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” may be getting a museum of its own. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously this week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million...

Three tied for lead after 1st round of LPGA's Arkansas event

Sep. 24, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A Lim Kim, Katherine Kirk and Eun-HI Ji each shot 8-under 63 Friday for a one-shot lead over Sarah Burnham after the first round of the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship. Five others — Nasa Hataoka, Lindsey Weaver, Pajaree Anannarukarn, Aditi...

Ironman World Championship leaves Hawaii for 1st time

Sep. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Ironman World Championship will be held outside Hawaii for the first time in four decades because of uncertainty over whether the Big Island will be able to host the triathlon as scheduled in February during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

IndyCar speeds into Long Beach celebrating season of gains

Sep. 24, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson fulfilled a childhood dream Friday when the 46-year-old IndyCar rookie at long last got to drive a race car on his home track. Johnson is a superstar with seven NASCAR championships but he grew up an open-wheel fan from El Cajon...

Massage therapist gets 25 years to life for sex crimes

Sep. 24, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a massage therapist to three prison terms of 25 years to life for several sex crimes against five people, including a child and three female soccer players at the University of Kansas. Douglas County Judge Sally Pokorny...

Titans and Hall of Famers to honor the late Bum Phillips

Sep. 24, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

The late Bum Phillips, a Texas coaching legend who worked wearing a cowboy hat, is being honored by the team he led to two AFC championship game appearances. In Tennessee, a quarter-century after the franchise left Texas for Music City. The...