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Elina Svitolina of Ukraine makes a forehand return to Lauren Davis of the U.S.during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Svitolina puts top 10 women in Australian 3rd Rd

Jan. 23, 2020 9:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 a.m. All of the top 10 seeded women have reached the third round at the Australian Open for the first time since 2007. It's the first time it's happened at any Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 2009. No. 5 Elina...

CiCi Bellis of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

2 years, 4 operations later, CiCi Bellis back on Slam stage

Jan. 23, 2020 8:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The worst part might have been the telephone conversation — CiCi Bellis and her mother on one end of the line, a doctor on the other — to go over the plan for one in a series of operations to rebuild the 20-year-old American tennis player's right arm. “We...

Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after defeating France's Gilles Simon in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Kyrgios barks, mocks his way to Australian Open's 3rd round

Jan. 23, 2020 8:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court, whether it's shot selection, showmanship, momentum swings, barking at his entourage or mocking another player not even involved...

Major League Baseball to sponsor US Olympic softball team

Jan. 23, 2020 8:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is using its financial muscle to support the U.S. women's softball team, which already is assured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics while the American men's baseball team struggles to qualify. MLB announced an agreement Thursday to become presenting sponsor of the women's...

4 U.S. women's team members play in ECHL All-Star Classic

Jan. 22, 2020 11:19 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The visor on Annie Pankowski's helmet gave her significant pause before the ECHL All-Star Classic. “That is the first time me and the other women have worn visors,” said the three-time wold champion who has always worn a full cage. “When I saw that, it was the...

Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) drives to the basket against Texas Christian guard Kianna Ray (25) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Baylor won 66-57. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

No. 2 Baylor women beat TCU 66-57 for 46th straight B12 win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:01 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sometimes even No. 2 Baylor just has to find a way to win in the Big 12. The defending national champion Lady Bears, who have won the last nine league titles, overcame the absence of their leading scorer and a fourth-quarter deficit for a 66-57 victory over TCU on Wednesday night. ...

NCAA to allow potential Olympians to receive more benefits

Jan. 22, 2020 9:36 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The NCAA will now permit elite athletes to be paid for training expenses by the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national governing bodies. The Division I Council adopted the legislation Wednesday at the NCAA convention and it is effective immediately. Previously, college athletes...

Gray nets 22, Oklahoma St. women top No. 25 W. Virginia

Jan. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Vivian Gray scored 22 points and assisted Clitan de Sousa on the winning basket with 20 seconds left as Oklahoma State handed No. 25 West Virginia its third-straight loss on Wednesday night, 57-55. Kysre Gondrezick missed a tying shot in the final seconds for the Mountaineers....

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, shoots against Indiana Fever's Jazmon Gwathmey during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season in 2020 to continue her push for criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in '20

Jan. 22, 2020 8:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform. Moore told The New York Times in a story published Wednesday of her choice to stay off the court for 2020. She said in her interview with the newspaper that she's...

FILE - In this March 23, 2008, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt questions a call as her team plays Oral Roberts in the first half of a first-round women's NCAA college basketball tournament game in West Lafayette, Ind. For over a decade the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn.  After a 13-year absence the two teams will play Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Connecticut. The two powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma put the sport on the national scene starting with their historic first matchup in 1995 that was a 1 vs 2 showdown. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

UConn vs Tennessee rivalry renewed in women's hoops Thursday

Jan. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade, the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn. After a 13-year absence, the teams will play again Thursday night, broadcast at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN from Hartford, Connecticut. The powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma...