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US Open purse to surpass $57 million, richest in tennis

Jul. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open total purse this year is more than $57 million, the richest in tennis history. The men's and women's singles champion will each receive $3.85 million, and the men's and women's doubles champion teams will get $740,000. Those are both the highest payouts in U.S. Open history....

Ohio cities canceling events, opening places to cool off

Jul. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cities around Ohio are canceling outdoor concerts and softball games and opening up cooling centers to give residents relief from the heat. The downtown library in Columbus will be open longer on Friday and Saturday and pools in Toledo are extending their hours this weekend. Excessive...

Howard scores career-high 33, Storm close on 10-0 run

Jul. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night. Seattle led 78-66 with 6:25 left until Minnesota made 3-pointers on its next three...

National champion Baylor women add 2nd graduate transfer

Jul. 17, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has added a second graduate transfer, with Erin DeGrate returning home to finish her college career after the past two seasons at Texas Tech. The addition of DeGrate comes after the Lady Bears last week added graduate transfer Te'a Cooper, a guard from South...

Canadians Henderson, Sharp lead LPGA Tour team event

Jul. 17, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Canadians Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp shot a 5-under 65 in alternate-shot play Wednesday to take the first-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Henderson and Sharp had seven birdies and two bogeys at Midland Country Club. "We...

Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64

Jul. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday. Griner made a hook shot in the lane to give Phoenix a 65-64 lead. After Kaela Davis was off on a 3-pointer, DeWanna Bonner sank two...

Payments from $208 million NCAA settlement begin in August

Jul. 17, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

More than 50,000 former college athletes next month will begin collecting portions of a $208 million class-action settlement paid by the NCAA in a case that challenged its caps on compensation. Hagens Berman, the law firm representing the plaintiffs in Alston vs. the NCAA, said Wednesday 53,748 FBS football...

Dolson makes late go-ahead basket, Sky top Dream 77-76

Jul. 17, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 20 of her season-high 22 points in the first half, Stefanie Dolson made a go-ahead layup with 2.3 seconds left and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 77-76 on Wednesday. DeShields made 1 of 2 free throws with 31.3 seconds left to pull Chicago to 76-75, and the...

Portrush attendance 2nd highest in British Open history

Jul. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Royal & Ancient chief Martin Slumbers is fond of saying that a big-time sport needs a big-time crowd. That won't be an issue for the British Open's return to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951. Slumbers said Wednesday that a record 61,000 people have attended...

Serena among 13 Grand Slam champs in US Open women's field

Jul. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam women's champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open. The top 98 men and 102 women based on this week's world rankings were automatically entered Wednesday into the field for the final...