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Stewart scores 21 points, Storm win seventh straight

Aug. 14, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 21 points, Alysha Clark had 15 points and seven rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 83-65 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory. Its the longest regular-season streak for Seattle since its 2010 championship team won 13 straight....

DeWanna Bonner helps Sun hold off Sky, 77-74

Aug. 14, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and nine rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun held off the Chicago Sky 77-74 on Friday night. Down 10 points entering the fourth quarter, Chicago got within one point twice in the final 1:14. But...

Serendipities Williams arrives at center court wearing a mask before the start of her match against Shelby Rogers at the WTA tennis tournament in Nicholasville, Ky., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Serena Williams loses to woman ranked 116th; Coco Gauff wins

Aug. 14, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Entering Friday, Serena Williams had played 967 tour-level singles matches as a professional, with just four losses against opponents ranked outside the top 100 — and none in eight years. Well, it's time to add to that list: Williams was beaten by No. 116 Shelby Rogers 1-6,...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2000, file photo, Australian Olympic athlete Cathy Freeman ignites the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Sydney. Freeman ignited the cauldron to open the first games of the millennium and lit up Sydney Olympic Stadium 10 nights later by winning an era-defining gold medal for Australia. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium

Aug. 14, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. ___ After igniting the cauldron to open the first Games of the millennium, Cathy...

An exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass., shown Tuesday, June 23, 2020, features images of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among nine people, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in January of 2020, in California. The museum is scheduled to reopen in the beginning of July 2020 after a renovation.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Latest: Alabama veterans preach caution to teammates

Aug. 14, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Alabama running back Najee Harris is hoping he and his teammates can deal with 12 weeks “of just really trying to be safe.” The Crimson Tide star and other veterans have preached caution to teammates while also...

Reuben Anderson, seated left, and Mary Graham, and other members of a commission that will recommend a new Mississippi state flag, discuss flag choices, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson, Miss. The screen above Anderson and Graham shows people participating remotely in the commission meeting and images of nine flags chosen as finalists, although a graphic artist was set to make small changes to some of the designs. Mississippi recently retired the last state flag in the U.S. that included the Confederate battle emblem. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)

Mississippi flag could have Choctaw-inspired diamond shape

Aug. 14, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The new Mississippi flag could include a magnolia or stars or representations of rivers. Or it could reflect the state's Native American heritage with a diamond shape that is important to the Choctaw community. A group that will recommend a new flag met Friday and narrowed the field...

USA's Stacy Lewis on the second tee during day two of the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Friday Aug. 14, 2020. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

Aug. 14, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday. Lewis, a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, birdied the final...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 file photo, Netherlands' head coach Sarina Wiegman attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France. Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands’ women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville, it was announced Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being staged in England. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

Wiegman to leave Dutch in 2021, coach England's women's team

Aug. 14, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sarina Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands' women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being...

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson drives between Minnesota Lynx's Kayla Alexander (40) and Napheesa Collier during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Aces top Lynx 87-77 for sole possession of 2nd place

Aug. 13, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 23 points and eight rebounds, Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and the Las Vegas Aces topped the Minnesota Lynx 87-77 on Thursday night for sole possession of second place. Kayla McBride added a season-high 17 points and Jackie Young had 16 points for Las...

Los Angeles Sparks' Riquna Williams shoots against the Washington Mystics during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Sparks ease past shorthanded Mystics 81-64

Aug. 13, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 13 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 12 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 81-64 on Thursday night. Los Angeles went on a 14-0 run in the first quarter for a 19-9 advantage and led the rest of the way. The Mystics turned it...