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Venus Williams to play San Jose for second straight year

Jul. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand Slam...

Storm's Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Jul. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer Tuesday night. "The allegations that have been made against me are very serious. I deny them." the statement said. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically threatening and...

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

Jul. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an...

Petitions delivered to soccer federation demanding equal pay

Jul. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans of the women's World Cup championship soccer team delivered petitions to U.S. Soccer Federation headquarters in Chicago that demanded equal for the players. Wearing a red women's team jersey, 12-year-old Greta Lindall on Tuesday told fans that members of the women are heroes. She added...

Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims appears on DWI charges

Jul. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 10. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled...

CORRECTS: WNBA suspends Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence incident

Jul. 16, 2019 4:28 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — CORRECTS: WNBA suspends Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence incident. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said it was the longest suspension in league history )

Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Jul. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla McBride's eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A'ja Wilson in the Aces' frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. "Liz and A'ja command so much attention that I'm...

Arsenal tops Rapids 3-0 in friendly match

Jul. 16, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — James Olayinka had a goal and an assist to lead Arsenal past the Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids 3-0 in a friendly on Monday night. Olayinka's sizzling right-footed strike in the 29th minute came from just outside the box as he scored into the upper-right corner of the net...

Trio of first-timers headline WNBA All-Star reserves

Jul. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diamond DeShields, Erica Wheeler and Odyssey Sims will make their All-Star debuts this month after the trio was selected Monday for the game in Las Vegas. DeShields will be joined in the July 27 game by two of her Chicago Sky teammates. Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley also were...

Big 12 is a 10: Bowlsby says no talk of expanding league

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner said there is...