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Denmark's Clara Tauson gets assistance in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Danielle Collins of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: Danish teen Clara Tauson loses in 2nd round

Oct. 1, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ____ 1:10 p.m. Danish teen Clara Tauson's surprise run is over after losing to American player Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. The 17-year-old Tauson came through the qualifying rounds. She upset U.S. Open semifinalist and No....

Christine Sinclair has hat trick, Thorns down Reign 4-1

Oct. 1, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Christine Sinclair had three goals and the Portland Thorns beat OL Reign 4-1 on Wednesday night in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match. Sinclair scored her first in the 40th minute off a pass from Lindsey Horan, then added a penalty kick in stoppage time before the...

Cori Gauff of the U.S. serves against Italy's Martina Trevisan in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Gauff undone by 19 double-faults in French loss

Sep. 30, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:35 p.m. American teenager Coco Gauff’s French Open debut has ended in the second round after she double-faulted 19 times in a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 loss to 159th-ranked qualifier Martina Trevisan. Gauff double-faulted twice in the last...

Serena Williams of the U.S., right, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

Sep. 30, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could be expected from a player whose latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title ended because of injury, as did her season, probably. Williams tried to warm up for her...

Switzerland's Marc Hirschi of the Sunweb team, left, climbs the 'Wall of Huy' during the Belgian cycling classic and UCI World Tour race Fleche Wallonne, in Huy, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Switzerland's Marc Hirschi of the Sunweb team placed first in the event. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Hirschi, Van der Breggen win Fleche Wallonne classic races

Sep. 30, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

HUY, Belgium (AP) — Marc Hirschi extended his stellar run in a breakout cycling season to win the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic on Wednesday. In his first start at the race defined by the short but grueling Mur de Huy finishing climb, the 22-year-old Swiss rider went clear in the last 100 meters to win...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, skipping some World Cup races

Sep. 30, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup weekends — two in...

Serena Williams of the U.S., center, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

Sep. 30, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Saying she is “struggling to walk,” Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match Wednesday because of an injured Achilles heel. Williams hurt herself during her semifinal loss at the U.S. Open...

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open with an Achilles injury

Sep. 30, 2020 7:03 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open with an Achilles injury.
The Seattle Storm celebrate after the team defeated the Minnesota Lynx during Game 3 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The Storm move onto the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Seattle and Las Vegas set for WNBA Finals matchup

Sep. 30, 2020 2:25 AM EDT

For the fourth time in five seasons the best two teams in the WNBA will square off for the championship when Seattle and Las Vegas play in the finals. The best-of-five series begins Friday night. Las Vegas needed to beat Connecticut in a decisive fifth game of the semifinals on Tuesday to reach the finals for the...

Las Vegas Aces players celebrate after getting the win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 5 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Aces advances to franchise's 2nd WNBA Finals

Sep. 29, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — With a trip to the WNBA Finals in the balance, league MVP A'ja Wilson took over and carried the Las Vegas Aces to the championship round. Wilson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 20 points and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces held off the No. 7 seed Connecticut Sun...