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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, United States forward Lynn Williams (13) chases after the ball during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain in Harrison, N.J. Williams had her momentum with the U.S. national team stalled by the coronavirus pandemic. She was hoping to earn a spot on the Olympic team this past summer. But the one-year delay has given her time to work on different aspects of her game. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Lynn Williams hopes to regain momentum after strange year

Oct. 30, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Lynn Williams was on a roll, soccer-wise. It started last year about this time. She had helped her club team, the North Carolina Courage, win its second straight National Women's Soccer League title, then she did well in a pair of friendlies with the U.S. national team — including scoring two goals in a...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file picture, Italy's Gabriele Detti holds his bronze medal after the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. A large portion of the Italian swimming team, 13 elite athletes, including Detti, has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms at a high-altitude training camp in the Alps for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

AP Interview: Italian swimmers locked up in Alpine resort

Oct. 30, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The high-altitude training camp in the Alps was supposed to represent ideal preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, a large portion of the Italian swimming team — 13 elite athletes — has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. Meals...

Richerson elected PGA president, Tim Rosaforte honored

Oct. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jim Richerson was elected the 42nd president of the PGA of America on Thursday at a virtual annual meeting that included Tim Rosaforte becoming the first journalist to be awarded honorary membership. Richerson, the senior vice president of operations for Arizona-based Troon...

FILE- In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, watches play at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, in Uncasville, Conn. Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll. The Huskies, who returned to the conference after seven years in the American, were the unanimous choice to win the league the Big East announced Thursday, Ocrt. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Back in the Big East, UConn women favorite to win title

Oct. 29, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll. The Huskies, who returned to the conference after seven years in the American, were the unanimous choice to win the league the Big East announced Thursday. The Huskies have won...

Baylor seniors injured in practice collision

Oct. 28, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor women’s basketball players DiDi Richards and Moon Ursin were injured in a collision in practice Wednesday. Richards sustained a Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality (SCIWORA) according to a statement from the school. That is a shock to the spinal cord that...

Hewitt leads fan vote for International Tennis Hall of Fame

Oct. 28, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam title winner Lleyton Hewitt led the fan voting for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 and will get a bonus of 3% added to his tally from the official voting group. The Hall announced the results of four weeks of fan voting Wednesday. Lisa...

US skaters get chance to earn money in additional event

Oct. 28, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Top American figure skaters were given an opportunity to compete again and earn prize money during the pandemic-shortened season in the new Las Vegas Invitational. The event, which featured two-time world champion Nathan Chen, took place Monday and will air on NBC on Nov. 15. Teams...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Swiss Skydiver (4), with Robby Albarado aboard, wins the 145th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Obscured behind Swiss Skydiver is Authentic, ridden by John Velazquez. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Breeders' Cup Classic may feature Triple Crown race winners

Oct. 28, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. Besides Authentic, second to...

Patrick Cantlay watches his shot from the 18th fairway during the final round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

PGA Tour goes from West Coast to middle of Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

PGA TOUR BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Southampton, Bermuda. Course: Port Royal GC. Yardage: 6,828. Par: 71. Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: Thursday-Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Brendon Todd. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson...

Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...