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Baseball player accused of serial rapes faces first trial

Sep. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware athlete accused of multiple rapes was enthralled after connecting with him on an online dating site and drove to his house intending to have sex with him, defense attorneys told jurors Monday. But...

Pride's Alex Morgan to miss remainder of NWSL season

Sep. 16, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alex Morgan will miss the rest of the season for the Orlando Pride because of a patella stress reaction in her right knee. Morgan was injured while on duty with the U.S. national team, which won the Women's World Cup in France this summer, the Pride said. Morgan appeared in six matches...

Montaño to receive medals she was cheated out of at worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

American Alysia Montaño will receive bronze medals she was cheated out of by a Russian who finished ahead of her at the 2011 and 2013 world championships but was later disqualified for doping. Montaño said Monday on social media that she had been invited to world championships in Doha, Qatar, where...

WVa private college to reinstate academic, athletic programs

Sep. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A private West Virginia university will reinstate several academic and athletic programs that were dropped amid a financial crisis. Wheeling University says in a statement that starting in January, it will resume offering majors in biology, engineering science and English. It also...

Allyson Felix named to US 4x400 relay pool for worlds

Sep. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Decorated U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix will be part of the 4x400 relay pool for the world championships as she rounds into elite form after giving birth. The American squad bound for the world championships in Doha, Qatar, was announced Monday by USA Track & Field. It includes...

Taking the plunge: Olympic swim champion Missy Franklin weds

Sep. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin has married former Texas swimmer Hayes Johnson in suburban Denver. The 24-year-old Franklin announced Saturday's wedding via Instagram. The Colorado native became the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport at the 2012...

Lynx forward Napheesa Collier named WNBA Rookie of Year

Sep. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year. Collier is one of four unanimous selections on the All-Rookie Team announced Monday. The others are Indiana Fever center Teaira McCowan, Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale and Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. Basketball...

Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

Sep. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary....

URI gets $35M gift, largest in school history

Sep. 16, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the school's history. The gift announced Monday includes $24 million for the George & Anne Ryan Institute for...