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Williams vs. Sharapova highlights Day 1 as US Open starts

Aug. 26, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started with quite a matchup: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to face each other at the U.S. Open for the first time. The two stars meet in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles,...

Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events

Aug. 26, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three...

Aurora Games returning to Albany, New York

Aug. 25, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Aurora Games, an international multi-sport competition and entertainment festival with female competitors, will be staged two more times in the next three years. The inaugural Aurora Games were held at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, and at their conclusion on Sunday...

McCowan leads Fever over Storm 63-54

Aug. 25, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday. Seattle clinched a playoff spot earlier on Sunday with the benefit of the New York Liberty's 101-72 loss to the Washington Mystics. The...

Hot-shooting Lynx beat Aces 98-77

Aug. 25, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier and Danielle Robinson scored 23 points each and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 98-77 on Sunday. Sylvia Fowles added 14 points for the Lynx (15-15), who shot 59 percent from the field and reduced their playoff-clinching magic number to one with four games to...

McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as 2-time winner of the FedEx Cup

Aug. 25, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd rushing to circle the 18th green. The steady chants. It all sounded so familiar to Rory McIlroy at East Lake, with one big difference. On Sunday, it was all for him. One year after he was an overlooked bystander as Tiger Woods celebrated the missing piece of his comeback by winning...

Nebraska announces softball coach Rhonda Revelle to return

Aug. 25, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Rhonda Revelle is back as Nebraska softball coach after going on paid administrative leave in July. Athletic director Bill Moos announced Revelle's return Sunday night. He had placed Revelle on leave while school officials looked into concerns raised by players. The nature of the...

Sky pull away late to beat Mercury 94-86

Aug. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 24 points and passed 1,000 career made field goals to help the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-86 on Sunday. Courtney Vandersloot added nine points, nine rebounds and 13 assists for the Sky (18-11), who have won three straight and are in the hunt for a...

McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as 2-time winner of the FedEx Cup

Aug. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd rushing to circle the 18th green. The steady chants. It all sounded so familiar to Rory McIlroy at East Lake, with one big difference. On Sunday, it was all for him. One year after he was an overlooked bystander as Tiger Woods celebrated the missing piece of his comeback by winning...

Sparks knock Sun out of WNBA top spot 84-72

Aug. 25, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Connecticut 84-72 on Sunday, knocking the Sun out of the top spot in the WNBA standings. Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points and reached the 4,000 point milestone early in the game. She is 38th player to reach that mark and the...