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No. 20 Maryland women beat No. 22 Northwestern 70-61

Jan. 26, 2020 3:04 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Stephanie Jones had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Maryland defeated 22nd-ranked Northwestern 70-61 Sunday in a duel between Big Ten contenders. Taylor Mikesell scored 14, and Ashley Owusu and Blair Watson had 13 points apiece for the Terrapins, who took charge with a 12-5...

Coco Gauff of the U.S. reacts after losing a point to compatriot Sofia Kenin during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

'Didn't do it for the hype': Kenin stops Coco in Australia

Jan. 26, 2020 7:47 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz. That's only natural when Gauff is 15 and making tennis history time and time again. “Yeah, I mean, the hype is for her. She's obviously done great...

Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a forehand return to Hungary's Marton Fucsovics during their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Federer rallies to reach Australian Open QFs

Jan. 26, 2020 7:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Roger Federer rallied after a tough opening set to beat Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 and reach the Australian Open quarterfinals, extending his record to 57 trips to the last eight of a major. No. 3-seeded...

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Australian Open Glance: Nadal, Kyrgios duel in 4th round

Jan. 26, 2020 7:25 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY All the ingredients are there for a classic fourth-round match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios at night on Rod Laver Arena. Their matches are always close, Nadal leads 4-3 in career head-to-heads, and they're 1-1 in...

A worker wearing a hazardous materials suit stands at the entrance to a subway station in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness

Jan. 26, 2020 7:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already caused 56 deaths. The ITF issued a statement Sunday saying the Asia/Oceania Group 1 event scheduled for Feb....

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles as she gets to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

Shiffrin wins super-G, 2 days after downhill triumph

Jan. 26, 2020 5:11 AM EST

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Following three weeks without a win in her favorite technical events, Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back with two triumphs in speed races in three days. The three-time overall champion from the United States won a women’s World Cup super-G Sunday, two days after she won a downhill...

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur celebrates after defeating China's Wang Qiang in their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

First for Jabeur as she reaches quarterfinals in Australia

Jan. 26, 2020 4:25 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ons Jabeur is the first Arab woman to make it to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, and she's proud to lead the way. “I'm trying to inspire many young generations back home either in Tunisia or the Arabic world, especially in Africa, which is amazing," she said....

Cyborg claims Bellator title in historic debut win over Budd

Jan. 26, 2020 2:21 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cris Justino walked through the Forum tunnels a few hours before her Bellator debut, deliberately soaking in her memories of the biggest defeat of her fighting life just 13 months ago in this arena. And then the woman known as Cyborg started the new chapter of her career with a...

Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Jan. 25, 2020 7:30 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. Seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, Sagstrom birdied four of the first eight holes and also birdied the par-4 15th in a bogey-free round. The...

Texas Tech guard Sydney Goodson, left, grabs a rebound over Baylor center Queen Egbo, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Waco Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women beat Texas Tech for 50th home win in row

Jan. 25, 2020 6:54 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor keeps extending all of its winning streaks. The last two games have just been a little closer without their leading scorer. With NaLyssa Smith sidelined again because of a right high ankle sprain, Juicy Landrum scored 20 points and the Lady Bears beat Texas Tech 87-79 on...