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Williams wins Cincinnati opener; Murray first-round victim

Aug. 13, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65 minutes...

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

Aug. 13, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected....

Lynx star, Minnesota legend: Whalen to retire from WNBA

Aug. 13, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen retires from the WNBA at the end of this season, the gritty Minnesota Lynx point guard won't have trouble figuring out what to do next. She's already started the next stage, after all, as the head coach at her alma mater. Even before she was hired in the spring to...

Bus hits overpass at New Jersey station, several injured

Aug. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A bus hit an overpass at Newark, New Jersey's Penn Station, peeling back part of its roof and injuring several passengers. Officials say 46 people were aboard the bus, which was headed to New Jersey from Washington, when it hit the overpass at the entrance of the station late Sunday....

Brooks Koepka wins PGA Championship; Tiger Woods second

Aug. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. And it still felt — and sounded — like he was playing second billing to Tiger Woods. With roars for Woods unheard...

Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams out after 8th straight loss

Aug. 12, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams was relieved of his duties Sunday with the club mired in an eight-game losing streak that jeopardized a playoff spot that once seemed secure. Team President and CEO Greg Bibb announced his decision several hours after a 93-80 road loss to Washington....

Mystics win 6th straight 93-80 over Wings

Aug. 12, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 26 points, Elena Delle Donne added 23 and the Washington Mystics won their sixth straight, beating the Dallas Wings 93-80 on Sunday. The Wings announced several hours after the game that coach Fred Williams was being relieved of his duties following an eighth straight...

Bonner, Taurasi lead Mercury over Sparks 86-78

Aug. 12, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had a season-high 31 points, Diana Taurasi had 20 points and a career-best 14 assists and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 86-78 on Sunday. Brittney Griner added 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Mercury (18-14) move a half-game ahead of the Minnesota Lynx...

Nadal drops out of Cincinnati, scuttling 'Big 4' reunion

Aug. 12, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Western & Southern Open on Sunday night, scuttling a reunion of the "Big Four." Nadal withdrew a few hours after he won his fifth title of the year in Toronto, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4). Instead of playing more grueling matches in...

Storm's magic number down to 1 with 81-72 win over Lynx

Aug. 12, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 on Sunday night. Seattle maintained its two-game lead over second-place Atlanta and reduced its magic number for the top seed in the playoffs...