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AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Oct. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the violations have not been publicly released. The...

McDonald celebrates 28th birthday with first LPGA Tour win

Oct. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald celebrated her birthday with her first LPGA Tour victory. “It’s the best birthday present ever,” McDonald. The 28-year-old from Mississippi held off Danielle Kang by a stroke Sunday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee. McDonald...

Victoria Azarenka from Belarus reacts after winning during the Ostrava Open 2020 tennis tournament final match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jaroslav Ozana/CTK Pool via AP)

Sabalenka cruises past Azarenka for title at Ostrava Open

Oct. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka cruised to the title at the inaugural Ostrava Open on Sunday, defeating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2 in the first WTA all-Belarusian final. The big-hitting 22-year-old Sabalenka dominated the match but her former top-ranked opponent...

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during men's free skating program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chen, Bell capture Skate America crowns in Las Vegas

Oct. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen found himself in a familiar place Saturday on the top step of the podium. The podium at Skate America, to be precise. The American superstar landed five quadruple jumps over two programs in his first competition in nine months, easily out-distancing Vincent Zhou and the rest of...

Ally McDonald holds onto LPGA Drive On Championship lead

Oct. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald held onto the lead Saturday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke advantage into the final round. Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 27-year-old from Mississippi had a 13-under 203 total on the Great Waters Course....

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., listens to Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene speak during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker hat to accept the endorsement of a congressional candidate who has expressed support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and made disparaging comments about...

Ally McDonald leads LPGA Drive On Championship in Georgia

Oct. 23, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald is trying to leave everyone behind — and not get too far ahead of herself. McDonald shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee. “I’m trying to just execute and stick...

More than 30 colleges await Connecticut basketball 'bubble'

Oct. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is completing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as it becomes a modified bubble for several early season tournaments, including two moved from New York. The Mohegan Sun has teamed with the Naismith Memorial Basketball...

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test

Oct. 23, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test. With athletes from many nations — including the U.S. — unable to take part because of coronavirus and travel concerns, the certifying process for the track at the Yanqing Sliding Center northwest of Beijing...

Kang, Song share lead in LPGA Drive On Championship

Oct. 22, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Danielle Kang leads the Race to CME Globe and, at No. 5 in the world, is the top-ranked player in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee. She showed why Thursday. Kang shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead with Jennifer Song. “I think I know the...