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Bria Holmes scores 17 points, Connecticut routs Atlanta

Jul. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream 98-69 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Jasmine Thomas added 14 points, Jonquel Jones has 12, Alyssa Thomas 11 and Morgan Tuck 10. The Eastern Conference-leading Sun (12-6) were 11 of 26...

Elena Delle Donne returns to help Mystics top Fever in OT

Jul. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points, Kristi Toliver had six of her 17 in overtime and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 95-88 on Friday night. Both teams entered the game with three-game losing streaks, with the Mystics playing those three games without Delle Donne because of...

Georgia Tech adds veteran Mickie DeMoss to Fortner's staff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMoss has joined new Georgia Tech women's basketball coach Nell Fortner as chief of staff. The 63-year-old DeMoss brings 43 years coaching experience to the Yellow Jackets. DeMoss served on Vanderbilt's staff last season, working in offensive analytics,...

Clanton, Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead in Midland

Jul. 19, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and played...

Michigan State fires women's rowing coach Matt Weise

Jul. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has fired women's rowing coach Matt Weise. Athletic department spokesman Matt Larson confirmed Friday that athletic director Bill Beekman told Weise on Tuesday that he wanted to go in a different direction with the program. Weise had spent 14 seasons as head coach...

Biles hungry to keep edge as the world's top women's gymnast

Jul. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles is always about taking it a step forward. Often, it's a huge leap. With the Olympic Games in Tokyo just over a year away, the world's best gymnast believes her top-flight routine can always use a new wrinkle to stay ahead of her competitors. Such as tweeting out video of...

Kings hire WNBA's Lindsey Harding as assistant coach

Jul. 19, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired former WNBA player Lindsey Harding as an assistant and player development coach on Luke Walton's staff. The team also hired Stacey Augmon and Rico Hines on Friday. Harding played nine years in the WNBA before working as a pro personnel scout and...

A first Tour at 32: Rookie Canadian savoring every moment

Jul. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

PAU, France (AP) — If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, to go alongside the wearer of the iconic yellow shirt, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it. A rookie at cycling's greatest race at an unusually ripe age — 32 — and with an unusual...

Gruden, Fitzgerald, Morgan work to build grass-roots sports

Jul. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation, the three have pledged to provide access to...

Rutgers signs stadium rights deal with IT provider SHI

Jul. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University's football stadium has a new name. The state university announced Friday that is has signed a multiyear deal with IT provider SHI International Corp. The 52,000-seat stadium is home to Rutgers football and men's and women's lacrosse. Technology company High Point...