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Ogwumike, Cambage help Sparks beat Mercury, snap 5-game skid

May. 26, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 points, Liz Cambage had 21 and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 99-95 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Katie Lou Samuelson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft, hit four 3-pointers and...

Stanford holds off Oregon 3-2 for second national title

May. 25, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford freshman Rose Zhang stood just short of the 17th green, the ball resting a few feet away in the rough as she tried to close out a tight match. Oregon's Sophie Kibsgaard Nielson wheeled past Zhang while lining up her next shot and accidentally...

Shadoff tops defending champ Ewing in LPGA Match-Play opener

May. 25, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jodi Ewart Shadoff routed defending champion Ally Ewing 6 and 5 on Wednesday at Shadow Creek in the first round of group play in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play. After Ewing opened with a birdie win and halved the second with a par, Shadoff won seven of the next...

2021 French Open champ Krejcikova says she has COVID-19

May. 25, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova, last year’s French Open champion in singles and doubles, says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will withdraw from the tournament. She already lost in the first round of singles but said Wednesday in a posting on Instagram that now she will...

Carlos Alcaraz saves match point to remain in French Open

May. 25, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This was the sort of point in the sort of contest that, if 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz eventually reaches the heights so many believe he will, the lucky folks on hand at Court Simonne Mathieu on Wednesday night just might regale dinner guests for years with tales that begin, “We...

French Open updates | Alcaraz saves match point and wins

May. 25, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:35 p.m. Rising star Carlos Alcaraz saved a match point in the fourth set and erased an early deficit in the fifth to overcome Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-7 (7), 5-7,...

WNBA's Fever fire Stanley, promote Knox as interim coach

May. 25, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever fired coach Marianne Stanley on Wednesday with the team off to a 2-7 start in her third season and promoted assistant Carlos Knox to interim coach. Stanley, 68, brought a Hall of Fame resume to the Fever bench, but her teams won just 14 games...

Penske ready for 300,000 guests in a full-capacity Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske motioned toward the turn four grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His father took him to those seats in 1951 and a 14-year-old Penske was instantly hooked by the sights and the sounds of “The 500-Mile Sweepstakes,” won that day by Lee Wallard. ...

Facing men in Maui was highlight for women baseball pioneers

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an 8-year-old girl, Beanie Ketcham dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees. Baseball never got Ketcham to the Bronx, but her playing career did take her far — including nearly 5,000 miles from Yankee Stadium, to a ballpark in paradise. ...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

May. 25, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a...