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Serena Williams says 'countdown has begun' to retirement

Aug. 09, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports. In an essay...

WNBA playoff races still going strong in final week

Aug. 09, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

With one week left in the WNBA regular season, there's still a lot to be decided as far as the postseason goes. Six teams have clinched spots in the playoffs that begin next week although none of the seeds has been locked up just yet. Chicago is in the driver's seat...

Veteran emissary Richardson hopeful for Griner, Whelan swap

Aug. 09, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, said Tuesday he was hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two prisoner swap that could result in Russia's release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed...

PGA Tour postseason begins in Memphis in chase for FedEx Cup

Aug. 09, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

PGA TOUR FEDEX ST. JUDE CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Memphis, Tennessee. Course: TPC Southwind. Yardage: 7,243. Par: 70. Prize money: $15 million. Winner's share: $2.7 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

Serena Williams says she is 'evolving away from tennis,' turning focus to expanding family and business interests

Aug. 09, 2022 09:44 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says she is 'evolving away from tennis,' turning focus to expanding family and business interests.

Serena Williams earns first win of season in Toronto

Aug. 08, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams hadn't won in so long, she said she couldn't even remember the feeling. She picked up her first victory since the 2021 French Open on Monday, beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 6-3, 6-4 at the women’s National Bank Open. “I’m just happy...

Dallas clinches playoff berth behind Mabrey's career-high 31

Aug. 08, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored a career-high 31 points, Teaira McCowan had 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 86-77 on Monday night to clinch a playoff berth. Dallas (17-16), which has won five straight games for the first...

Mercury's Taurasi out for rest of season with quad injury

Aug. 08, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss the remainder of the season with a quadriceps strain. Taurasi missed the last two games with the injury and the team announced Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will not be available as the Mercury fight for...

Olivia Moultrie proud of stand she took to play in NWSL

Aug. 08, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women's Soccer League at just 15 years old. For Moultrie, the lasting lesson of her legal odyssey is that women should have the same...

ETSU hires Brenda Mock Brown as new women's hoops coach

Aug. 08, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State hired Brenda Mock Brown as the Buccaneers' new women's basketball coach Monday, one week after announcing Simon Harris was being fired over Title IX issues in his lone season. Interim athletic director Richard Sander announced...