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US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Oct. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan said. "We...

Canada gets into Women's World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

Oct. 14, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair isn't concerned about chasing records. She's set her sights on the World Cup. Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying...

Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia

Oct. 14, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas' 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262. Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. The Australian had four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 and finished with eight...

Garcia beats Pliskova to win Tianjin Open title

Oct. 14, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia won her first tournament of the year with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over top-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the Tianjin Open on Sunday. It was the 16th-ranked Garcia's first title since she won back-to-back trophies at the Wuhan and Beijing tournaments in Asia just...

Giorgi beats Alexandrova in Linz for 2nd career WTA title

Oct. 14, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Camila Giorgi won her second career WTA title by defeating Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-1 at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Italian, who also reached the final here in 2014, won her only previous title in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, two years ago. Playing...

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Oct. 14, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in...

In Gee Chun fires 66 to win KEB Hana Bank Championship

Oct. 14, 2018 6:48 AM EDT

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Local favorite In Gee Chun fired a 6-under 66 to win the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday and clinch her third LPGA Tour victory. In, who started the final round two strokes off the pace, carded seven birdies against a lone bogey at the Sky 72 Ocean Course to finish at...

800-meter Olympic champ Mims remains pioneer 50 years later

Oct. 14, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

The moment felt surreal to Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Madeline Manning Mims as she stood on a track in North Carolina over the summer and performed a pitch-perfect rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Making it all the more so were those listening in the crowd: her close friends, John Carlos and Tommie...

50 years after fists: Who would listen, who would care?

Oct. 14, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a divisive, seemingly intractable period in their country's history. In 1968, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...