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US basketball star Griner due in Russian court

Jun. 27, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial. The Phoenix Mercury star, considered in some polls to be the...

Melee mayhem: Big brawl, 8 ejected, Angels top Mariners 2-1

Jun. 26, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Angels made a late decision Sunday to go with little-used reliever Andrew Wantz as their opener on the mound, the Mariners suspected they might be about to get payback for a fastball that got awfully close to Mike Trout's head the previous night. The...

Vandersloot's buzzer-beater gives Sky 88-85 win over Lynx

Jun. 26, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday. Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive the right side, was stopped and...

Chun perseveres, holds off Thompson to win Women's PGA

Jun. 26, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In Gee Chun rallied after losing the rest of her once-sizeable lead, overcoming a bogey-filled front nine to win the Women's PGA Championship on Sunday when Lexi Thompson faltered with her putter. Chun shot a 3-over 75 for the second consecutive day at...

Sun shut down Dream in fourth quarter, win 72-61

Jun. 26, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 17 points, Alyssa Thomas added 15 and Connecticut held Atlanta to one field goal in the final seven minutes, defeating the Dream 72-61 on Sunday. Thomas also had 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Sun (13-6). Williams grabbed 10 rebounds...

In Gee Chun wins the Women's PGA Championship by one shot over Lexi Thompson for her third major title

Jun. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EDT
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In Gee Chun wins the Women's PGA Championship by one shot over Lexi Thompson for her third major title.

Could this be the year for a new Wimbledon men's champion?

Jun. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It’s been two decades since the Wimbledon men’s singles championship was won by someone outside the quartet of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Could this be the year someone else earns that trophy? “Yeah,...

WIMBLEDON 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena’s back

Jun. 26, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here. And that’s even taking this into account: It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament...

Mystics knock off Aces in overtime 87-86

Jun. 26, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alysha Clark scored 20 points, Elena Delle Donne added 19 and Natasha Cloud sank three free throws in the final 11.7 seconds of overtime to help the Washington Mystics hold on for an 87-86 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday night. Clark hit four 3-pointers...

Ogwumike scores 24 to lead Sparks past Storm 85-77

Jun. 25, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures and the Los Angeles Sparks clamped down in the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 85-77 on Saturday night. Ogwumike hit 12 of 18 shots from the floor for Los Angeles (7-10). ...