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No. 13 Gonzaga women roll to 18th straight win, 78-52

Jan. 25, 2020 6:14 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored a career-high 28 points and No. 13 Gonzaga rolled to a 78-52 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, extending the Bulldogs' nation-best win streak to 18 games. Gonzaga (20-1, 9-0 West Coast Conference) is off to the best start in program history and is closing...

Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Jan. 25, 2020 5:45 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Madelene Sagstrom shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. Seeking her first LPGA Tour victory, Sagstrom birdied four of the first eight holes and also birdied the par-4 15th in a bogey-free round. The...

Texas Tech guard Sydney Goodson, left, grabs a rebound over Baylor center Queen Egbo, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Waco Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women beat Texas Tech for 50th home win in row

Jan. 25, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Juicy Landrum scored 20 points and had two 3-pointers in an early run that put No. 2 Baylor ahead to stay, and the Lady Bears beat Texas Tech 87-79 on Saturday to extend their Big 12 record to 47 consecutive regular-season conference wins. Lauren Cox added 17 points and eight rebounds...

Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) brings the ball up the court against East Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

No. 3 UConn routs East Carolina 98-42 for another AAC win

Jan. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The key for No. 3 UConn to get open shots for Christyn Williams, Anna Makurat and others was defensive stops. Sandwiched between a big win against Tennessee on Thursday and hosting the U.S. women’s national team on Monday was a game against an unranked opponent in the...

Davis/White, Meissner, Casey entering skating Hall of Fame

Jan. 25, 2020 2:34 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — As they enter the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Meryl Davis and Charlie White ponder just who they are joining in receiving one of the highest honors in their sport. “One of the things that makes it so special is we are friends with and respect so much so many previous...

Kaillie Humphries and Sylvia Hoffmann from the US celebrate after winning the women's bob World Cup in Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, Jan.25, 2020. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Humphries of US wins to near World Cup bobsled overall title

Jan. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EST

KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries moved closer to her fourth overall World Cup championship Saturday, teaming with Sylvia Hoffman for her third victory of the season and extending her series points lead. Humphries and Hoffman finished their two runs in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds for an extremely...

San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches as players practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Trailblazing 49ers assistant has roots in Chiefs Kingdom

Jan. 25, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — The old downtown strip, like so many in small towns across America, is quiet on a brisk January morning, just a few cars parked at one end in front of The Citizens State Bank and a few more in front of the pharmacy at the other. Around the corner is an old Texaco station, the pumps...

Gracie Gold reacts following her senior women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Gold's showing at nationals could bode well for future

Jan. 25, 2020 11:25 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Gracie Gold is back. For how long is uncertain, but her performance at the national championships this week could bode well for the future. Regardless, Gold has made huge strides in her return from mental illness that made her a most unlikely figure to get back on the ice for...

Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Australian Open Glance: Ash Barty, Coco Gauff eye quarters

Jan. 25, 2020 8:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Ash Barty was on and off the court quickly in her third-round match, a straight-sets win that left her most of the rest of the day to do whatever she pleased. If she chose to watch any tennis on TV, it would have been...

Italy's Elena Curtoni, center, winner of the alpine ski women's World Cup downhill, celebrates with second placed Italy's Marta Bassino, left, and third placed Italy's Federica Brignone, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Curtoni leads Italian sweep at downhill, Shiffrin 4th

Jan. 25, 2020 8:20 AM EST

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Elena Curtoni led an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s World Cup downhill on Saturday for her first career victory, while Mikaela Shiffrin placed fourth. A late starter with bib No. 28, Curtoni benefited from improving visibility as the sun came out on the technically...