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Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Vekic beats 5-time major winner Sharapova at Australian Open

Jan. 20, 2020 11:34 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova hasn't won a tournament since 2017, and her ranking slipped to 136th by the end of last year. After a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, former No. 1-ranked Sharapova is on a run of three first-round exits at Grand Slam...

Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Vekic ousts Sharapova in 1st round in Australia

Jan. 20, 2020 10:34 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova's run of first-round exits at the majors continued with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 19th-seeded Donna Vekic at the Australian Open. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam title winner, was given...

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Her top-ranked Gamecocks wouldn't let her. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th...

No. 20 Maryland women beat 17th-ranked Indiana 76-62

Jan. 20, 2020 10:00 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Shakira Austin scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half, Taylor Mikesell had 16 points and eight assists and No. 20 Maryland beat 17th-ranked Indiana 76-62 on Monday night. Kaila Charles and Stephanie Jones each added 12 points for Maryland (14-4. 5-2 Big Ten). Charles had...

Davis hits go-ahead 3, No. 23 Tennessee women beat Alabama

Jan. 20, 2020 9:25 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rennia Davis sank a long go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left and No. 23 Tennessee beat Alabama 65-63 on Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak in the series. Tennessee was ahead for most of the game until Alabama took its first lead since the opening minutes at 59-58 on...

Gaby Lopez kisses the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lopez ran in a 30-foot putt for birdie, to defeat Nasa Hataoka in a seven-hole playoff that took an extra day to finish after play was halted Sunday because of darkness. (Michael Johnson/Daily Sun via AP)

Gaby Lopez wins LPGA tournament in Florida in 7-hole playoff

Jan. 20, 2020 7:05 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Having already battled for five extra holes into darkness without producing a champion a day earlier, Gaby Lopez and Nasa Hataoka showed up to work at 8 a.m., just like regular folks. The early wake-up call and extra golf was worth it for Lopez, who rolled in a 30-foot birdie...

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley talks to her team from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. South Carolina won the game 78-45. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

South Carolina, Baylor lead women's Top 25; Northwestern in

Jan. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll, with Baylor in second place. The Gamecocks received 22 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel Monday. The Lady Bears got six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32...

Growing number of high school girl wrestling teams in Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 2:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask any of the nearly 500 girls statewide participating in high school wrestling why they do it, and expect a wide variety of answers. “As a female, it’s empowering to be in a sport that features physicality,” said Olentangy Orange senior Anna Grabau, who dropped...

Growing number of high school girl wrestling teams in Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 2:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask any of the nearly 500 girls statewide participating in high school wrestling why they do it, and expect a wide variety of answers. “As a female, it’s empowering to be in a sport that features physicality,” said Olentangy Orange senior Anna Grabau, who dropped...

POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings

Jan. 20, 2020 1:27 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings.