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Georgia makes Smith Gilbert first female to coach men's team

Jun. 13, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has made school history by naming former Southern California coach Caryl Smith Gilbert the men’s and women’s track and field coach. Smith Gilbert becomes the first female coach to head a Georgia's men's program. ...

Dream make 13 3s, beat Mystics 101-78

Jun. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 21 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 101-78 on Sunday. Odyssey Sims added a season-high 20 points for the Dream, who made 13 of 29 from 3-point range and 36 of 71 overall from the field. ...

Stewart scores 22, Storm beat shorthanded Sun 89-66

Jun. 13, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 89-66 on Sunday. Stewart made 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Storm (10-2), who improved their lead atop the WNBA standings over...

Old-timers day: 30-somethings hanging on at US swim trials

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word “retirement.” So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age — if that. “I don’t think I’ll ever officially end it,” said the...

The Latest: Djokovic gives racket to supportive young fan

Jun. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he’s grateful to a young boy who offered vocal support and advice throughout the French Open final. Moments...

Caldwell wins European mixed golf event in Sweden

Jun. 13, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Two men and one woman finished in the top three of the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed golf tournament on Sunday with Jonathan Caldwell winning by one stroke for his first European Tour title. “It’s been a dream of mine for an awful long...

Analysis: Why so many 1st-time women's Slam champs in Paris?

Jun. 13, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

It started with Garbiñe Muguruza beating Serena Williams in the 2016 French Open final. Jelena Ostapenko's triumph came in 2017. Then, the following year, the woman Ostapenko beat for the title at Roland Garros, Simona Halep, had her moment. Next it was Ash Barty's turn...

French Open defends 'pragmatic' stance in Osaka dealings

Jun. 13, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open organizers defended their “pragmatic” approach in their dealings with four-time major champion Naomi Osaka during the tournament, saying Sunday they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw because she needed a mental health break. ...

Krejcikova completes titles sweep in Paris with Siniakova

Jun. 13, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare sweep of titles at Roland Garros as she won a third women's doubles major trophy with fellow Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova on Sunday. Less than 24 hours after she claimed her maiden singles slam...

Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials. The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South...