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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton reacts after popping out to end a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. The San Francisco Giants believe they might be making a little major league history this spring: as the first team with uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When the Giants added Hamilton on a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems called the league to make sure there's a difference between the two, because new first base coach Antoan Richardson had claimed 00 already. (AP Photo/John Amis)

San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes, using Nos. 0, 00

Feb. 18, 2020 9:52 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes. They believe they are doing something rarely seen: using uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When San Francisco added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton with a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems...

Spanish karate athlete Damian Quinteros is reflected in a large mirror as he trains in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. More than five years ago, one of Spain's most successful karate athletes was splitting his time between practice, school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer. Now, nearly five months before the Tokyo Games, Quintero is a full-time karateka and a top contender for the gold medal in Japan. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Engineer to Olympian: Quintero ready for karate in Tokyo

Feb. 18, 2020 5:51 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — More than five years ago, one of Spain’s most successful karate athletes was splitting his time between practice, graduate school and his day job as an aeronautical engineer. Before training and studying at night, Damián Quintero spent hours analyzing faulty airplane parts and...

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey calls in an offensive play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Baylor's Mulkey set to become fastest DI coach to 600 wins

Feb. 18, 2020 2:14 AM EST

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is set to reach 600 career wins in fewer games than any other Division I men's or women's coach. Mulkey, who has three national championships in her 20 seasons with the No. 2 Lady Bears, takes a 599-100 record into Tuesday night's game at Texas Tech. “If you're talking about win...

FILE - In this  1967 file photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. (AP Photo, File)

Mickey Wright leaves a legacy of big wins, beautiful swing

Feb. 18, 2020 2:09 AM EST

The swing was so fundamentally sound that it got the attention of anyone who knew and cared about golf, even those considered to be among the greatest to ever play. The appeal was so strong that it carried an entire tour, even as the attention became suffocating. The rate of winning was unprecedented. No one had...

No. 8 UCLA rallies to beat No. 15 Oregon State 83-74 in OT

Feb. 18, 2020 12:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clinging to a three-point lead in overtime, Michaela Onyenware hit a pair of free throws and then stole the ball. She fed freshman Charisma Osborne, who sank a 3-pointer and No. 8 UCLA never looked back. Osborne finished with a career-high 22 points, including seven in overtime, and the...

Vanderbilt forward Mariella Fasoula (34) is fouled attempting a shot against South Carolina forward Laeticia Amihere, right, and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina pounds Vandy 95-44 for 19th straight

Feb. 17, 2020 10:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 South Carolina is closing in on restoring its championship past. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley wants her players focused on what's next this week, not what's looming next month. South Carolina took another step in that direction with a 95-44 blowout of Vanderbilt on Monday night....

FILE - In this  1967 file photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. (AP Photo, File)

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Feb. 17, 2020 5:35 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85. She had been hospitalized in Florida the last few weeks after a fall, said her lawyer, Sonia...

ACC backs allowing one-time transfers without sitting out

Feb. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference says it supports one-time transfers without sitting out for all sports, making it the second power conference to back the idea along with the Big Ten. The ACC issued a statement Monday after holding last week's annual winter meetings that include...

U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne speaks to supporters at Farmers Market Cafe in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Byrne fights to make Senate runoff

Feb. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Stepping up to address a Republican club meeting at the Farmer’s Market Cafe, a meat-and-three restaurant not far from the Alabama Capitol, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne gave a version of the oft-repeated phrase of his U.S. Senate campaign. “I’m a Christian. I''m a...

WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman is staying in Washington.

Feb. 17, 2020 1:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman is staying in Washington. The Mystics re-signed the forward on Monday. “Emma re-signing is a huge step for our team. Having one of the top players in the world back for the upcoming season gives us a lot of options in how we play,” Mystics...