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Salas shoots 62 to tie course record, take Indy LPGA lead

Aug. 17, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas' waited 77 minutes to line up her 4-foot putt to take the lead Thursday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. She refused to let the weather delay get to her. When the 29-year-old California player returned to the course, she quickly rolled in the birdie putt, finished...

Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes

Aug. 17, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say. The Roanoke Times reports 57-year-old Debbie L. McCulley is accused of mooning the stands, but a judge Thursday said the indecent exposure charge could be dropped. McCulley's...

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

Aug. 17, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a serious run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...

Soaked! Djokovic's match suspended in rainy Cincinnati

Aug. 16, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic's quest for his first Western & Southern Open title ran into a different obstacle Thursday night, with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended overnight. Roger Federer's match against Leonardo Mayer was postponed...

US Olympian Pfalzer returns to NWHL Beauts for 3rd season

Aug. 16, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Olympic team defenseman Emily Pfalzer is returning to play for her hometown National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts for a third season. The Beauts announced they agreed to terms with their captain on Thursday in what becomes the team's latest high-profile addition. She joins...

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

Aug. 16, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian and Ross...

Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep's match suspended

Aug. 16, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2,...

Olympic gymnastics champion Shushunova dies at 49

Aug. 16, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Elena Shushunova, a Soviet gymnast who won the women's all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, has died. She was 49. The Russian Gymnastics Federation said Shushunova "died suddenly" on Thursday. Russian media reported she had complications from pneumonia. Shushunova scored perfect...

Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

Aug. 16, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp...

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

Aug. 16, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team. Three North Korean players, including top-scorer Ro Suk Yong, and nine South Koreans combined for a 108-40 win over host Indonesia on the opening night of the women's...