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Iowa State forward Kristin Scott (25) and Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) reach for the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

No. 2 Baylor women beat Iowa St for 48th Big 12 win in row

Jan. 28, 2020 11:50 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — DiDi Richards is playing at different spots for No. 2 Baylor, and keeps contributing on both ends of the floor. Richards came up just short of a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, while also guarding the Big 12's leading scorer, and the Lady Bears won their...

United States forward Christen Press (20) passes the ball in front of Haiti defender Chelsea Surprise (3) during the first half of a women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

US women defeat Haiti 4-0 to open Olympic qualifying

Jan. 28, 2020 11:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Christen Press scored the opening goal off a shoeless assist from Lynn Williams and the United States beat Haiti 4-0 on Tuesday in its opening match of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. The U.S., which won the Women's World Cup last summer, extended its unbeaten streak to...

Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Halep, Muguruza to meet in Australian Open semifinals

Jan. 28, 2020 10:59 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A pair of two-time major winners will play for a spot in the Australian Open final after No. 4 Simona Halep and unseeded Garbiñe Muguruza won their quarterfinals in straight sets on Wednesday. Both have already won Wimbledon and the French Open and are bidding for their...

Panama defender Maryorie Perez (14) pulls on the jersey of Costa Rica forward Melissa Herrera (7) during the first half of a women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Costa Rica downs Panama 6-1 in Olympic qualifying tournament

Jan. 28, 2020 8:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Melissa Herrera and Priscilla Chinchilla each scored two goals and Costa Rica beat Panama 6-1 on Tuesday to open the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. Herrera caught Panama goalkeeper Yenith Bailey out of her net for the opening goal in the ninth minute. Raquel Rodriguez, who...

Jon Rahm of Spain hits his tee shot on the 14th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

ESPN+ to get streaming deal as PGA Tour wraps up TV talks

Jan. 28, 2020 6:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The PGA Tour is closing in on its next television rights deal, likely to be announced after the West Coast swing now that the digital side is coming together. Two people aware of the negotiations say ESPN has emerged as the winner of the streaming sweepstakes, which currently belongs to...

Coco Gauff of the U.S. makes a forehand return 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)

Coco Gauff joins Serena Williams in US team for Fed Cup

Jan. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP) — Teenager Coco Gauff was included in the U.S. Fed Cup team for the first time on Tuesday, joining the likes of Serena Williams for a qualifying series against Latvia next week. The 15-year-old Gauff is set to become the second youngest American to play in the competition behind...

Louisiana-Lafayette extends softball coach's contract

Jan. 28, 2020 2:29 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and softball coach Gerry Glasco have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Director of Athletics Bryan Maggard announced Monday that the third-year coach's contract now goes through 2025. "Gerry Glasco has provided tremendous leadership for...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, right, talks with guard Diamond Miller during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in College Park, Md. Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

No. 17 Maryland women get on a roll as 'player-driven' team

Jan. 28, 2020 12:52 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese. After a 66-61 loss at Iowa on Jan. 9 dropped...

FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry shoots over Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. McCoughtry, a two-time WNBA scoring champion, is testing free agency for the first time in her career. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Dream allowing Angel McCoughtry to test WNBA free agency

Jan. 28, 2020 12:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream two-time WNBA scoring champion Angel McCoughtry is testing free agency for the first time in her career. McCoughtry missed last season with a knee injury. She has reached an agreement with the Dream, which will not use its core designation to retain exclusive negotiating rights...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women's basketball

Jan. 28, 2020 12:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant always had an interest in women's basketball, one that he shared with many in the sport even before his daughter Gianna started excelling at the game. Whether it was mentoring players like Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd and Sabrina Ionescu or working out with Gabby Williams...