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Toews, Lehner lead Blackhawks over Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT

Oct. 19, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the season when he was in the right place at the right time Friday night. Big spot for the Chicago Blackhawks, too. Toews scored 46 seconds into overtime and Robin Lehner made 37 saves, leading Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets....

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...

Buehler, Muncy lead Dodgers past Nats 6-0 in NLDS opener

Oct. 4, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers overpowered the Nationals on the mound and at the plate, extending the dominance that led to a franchise-record 106 victories in the regular season right on into the playoffs. Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and Los Angeles...

Connecticut Sun rout Sparks in sweep of WNBA semifinals

Sep. 22, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The future is so bright for the Connecticut Sun that Courtney Williams wore shades after Sunday's game and gave a hilarious play-by-play of her pep talk to every teammate, including what she told star point guard Jasmine Thomas. "I feel like we were just doing what we do. There's...

Billie Jean King helps open new library named after her

Sep. 21, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Long Beach has named its new main library after tennis star and women's rights activist Billie Jean King, who was born and raised in the city. King was at the ceremony Saturday to officially open the Billie Jean King Main Library, a 92,000-square-foot, $42 million building that is...

The night the music died in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Sep. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jim Croce was on the cusp of superstardom in 1973. His smash hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" had reached No. 1 and came on the heels of albums "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" and "Life and Times" that landed on the pop charts. Three other singles — "You Don't Mess Around with...

2 businessmen join ownership group of Los Angeles Dodgers

Sep. 19, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group is expanding with the addition of two businessmen described as lifelong fans of the team. Chairman and owner Mark Walter on Thursday announced Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky have joined the group. Plummer is chairman and CEO of R.P. Lumber...