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Jessica Korda watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jessica Korda rallies to beat Kang in playoff at LPGA opener

Jan. 24, 2021 5:49 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Korda closed with a 5-under 66 and holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Danielle Kang in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions and start the LPGA Tour season on a good note. Korda won for the sixth time on the LPGA Tour, and it was...

Perea among 16 young US players added for game vs Trinidad

Jan. 24, 2021 2:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Andrés Perea was among 16 young players added Sunday to the United States roster for the Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida, after he was approved for a switch of affiliation from Colombia by FIFA. Perea had played for Colombia’s...

Jessica Korda with 60 moves within 2 shots of Danielle Kang

Jan. 23, 2021 6:08 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Kang played great, tying her career low with an 8-under 63 and protecting her lead Saturday in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Jessica Korda owned the day. A sizzling 28 on the back nine — 9-under par — at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club...

Florida police officer fired over Capitol riot posts

Jan. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Florida has been fired for making social media posts supporting the Capitol riot and posting other comments considered insensitive. The Kissimmee Police Department fired Andrew Johnson last week. Johnson’s Facebook posts, on topics like the Black Lives...

Danielle Kang takes lead into weekend in LPGA Tour opener

Jan. 22, 2021 10:40 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Kang continued to sail along at the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Friday, shooting a 6-under 65 to stretch her lead to two shots. A five-time LPGA Tour winner ranked fifth in the world, Kang had a 13-under 129 total at...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, provided by VTAthletics, Virginia Tech's Daniel Pereira dribbles the ball during an NCAA college soccer game against Clemson in Durham, N.C. Austin FC, The newest MLS franchise selected the talented Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the top pick in the league's SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  (Dave Knachel/VTAthletics via AP, File)

Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn’t expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC. Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the...

Kang tops Korda sisters, takes lead in LPGA Tour opener

Jan. 21, 2021 5:08 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Kang managed to steal some of the spotlight from the Korda sisters on Thursday as the LPGA Tour opened its 71st season with a winners-only field at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Kang opened the year with a bogey-free, 7-under 64 for a one-shot lead over...

Sean Johnson, Jordan Morris leave US training camp

Jan. 20, 2021 3:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sean Johnson left U.S. national team training camp because of a knee strain the staff described as minor and will miss a Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida. Matt Turner is the only senior goalkeeper training with the team. Three players are with the...

US men to play Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 in Orlando

Jan. 19, 2021 7:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will open its 2021 schedule with an exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 at Orlando, Florida. A roster missing all Europe-based regulars has been working out in preparation for the match, which is not on a FIFA international match date. Fans will be...

Golf really getting busy with four major tours in action

Jan. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West, Stadium Course (Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72) and Nicklaus Tournament (Yardage: 7,181. Par: 72). Prize money: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1.134 million. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Andrew...