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Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II shot and wounded

May. 13, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2022. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet...

Taylor vs Serrano at MSG is a main event for women's boxing

Apr. 29, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back when Katie Taylor had to pretend she was a boy so she could box, or even not long ago when Amanda Serrano was fighting for thousands of dollars with a resume that in men's boxing would earn her many millions, it was hard to imagine where they are now. They meet...

US hangs on to beat Ukraine 3-2 in Billie Jean King Cup

Apr. 16, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asia Muhammad and Jessica Pegula beat Lyudmyla Kichenok and Dayana Yastremska 7-6 (5), 6-3 in doubles play Saturday to give the United States a 3-2 victory over Ukraine in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier. The Americans secured a spot in the Cup finals in...

Ukraine tennis players juggle matches, war raging at home

Apr. 13, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Ukrainian women’s tennis player Katarina Zavatska first learned that Russia had invaded her homeland, she was unable to pick up a racket for more than a week. Every waking second, she said her thoughts were consumed with the safety of her family back...

NBA at 75: 2010s featured seismic shifts on, off the court

Apr. 06, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

Two of the NBA's most significant dynasties emerged in the second decade of the 2000s. LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a Miami Heat super team that reached four straight finals, winning a pair of championships. Then came the ascension of...

Parker hopes Title IX documentary serves as inspiration

Mar. 31, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

Title IX has been a passionate subject for Candace Parker ever since she learned of its impact while doing a paper on it in the eighth grade. So, it is no surprise her first documentary as an executive producer is about the landmark legislation. On Saturday, “Title IX: 37 Words...