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Norrie, Badosa are 1st-time winners at Indian Wells

Oct. 17, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Norrie beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open, giving the tournament its first champion ranked outside of the Top 25 since 2010. Norrie, ranked 26th, had the only two breaks of the final set and...

Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

Oct. 17, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury...

The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4

Oct. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4.

Basilashvili, Norrie reach Indian Wells final without Top 25

Oct. 16, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Nikoloz Basilashvili beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final against Cameron Norrie at the BNP Paribas Open, which will crown its first men’s winner ranked outside the Top 25 since 2010. Norrie of Britain beat...

Parker and Sky look to close out Mercury

Oct. 16, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker isn't anticipating another rout that would complete the perfect ending to her homecoming by bringing the city of Chicago and the Sky their first WNBA title. Parker and the Sky will try to win the best of five series in Chicago on Sunday...

IOC voices Olympic concern at FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it has “concerns” about FIFA’s push for soccer World Cups every two years. Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month “we will not interfere in this discussion,” his organization stepped...

Japanese figure skaters win Olympic test event in Beijing

Oct. 16, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama and Mai Mihara have won the men's and women's singles titles at the Asia Open figure skating event. The 18-year-old world silver medalist Kagiyama scored 179.98 in the free skate for a 277.78 total in the 2022 Beijing Olympics test...

Upsets send Fritz, Basilashvili to semis at Indian Wells

Oct. 16, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Fritz beat No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in front of a hometown crowd, scoring the biggest win of his young career. Fritz rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third...

Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

Oct. 16, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper provided the offense and the Chicago Sky used a dominant defensive effort to move within a win of the franchise’s first WNBA championship. Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on...

Fans watch UConn basketball teams in person on First Night

Oct. 15, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn held its first “First Night” celebration in two years on Friday, filling Gampel Pavilion with students for the annual unofficial start to the basketball season after having to cancel the event last year because of the pandemic. COVID-19...