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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...

Mountain East Conference pushes back fall sports to spring

Aug. 14, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — The Mountain East Conference is postponing fall college sports competition until the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA Division II conference's Board of Directors announced the decision Thursday. Last month the league pushed back the start of fall sports...

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...

Kelsey Mitchell hits late 3-pointer, Fever top Liberty 82-77

Aug. 13, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 19 points, Kelsey Mitchell made a long 3-pointer with 29.8 seconds left, and the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 86-79 on Thursday night. Kelsey Mitchell had 13 points in the first half and didn't score again until her 3-pointer gave Indiana an 82-77...

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

Aug. 13, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a...

New MLS team will be called St. Louis City SC

Aug. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis City SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. Louis City SC will join Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams...

Serena Williams returns a shot to her sister Venus Williams during the WTA tennis tournament in Nicholasville, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Sibling rivalry: Serena beats Venus to take 31st meeting

Aug. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — There was zero interaction between the two, not even a furtive glance, when Venus Williams walked past Serena Williams in the Top Seed Open's warmup area Thursday before their 31st matchup as pros. Moments later, both headed to the court, each wearing a face covering — Serena...

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

Robert Ryland, first Black pro tennis player, dead at 100

Aug. 13, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

Robert Ryland, the first Black professional tennis player and later a coach to such stars as Arthur Ashe and Serena and Venus Williams, has died. He was 100. Ryland died Aug. 2 at his stepson’s home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, his wife, Nancy Ingersoll, confirmed to The New York Times. She...