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Brown scores 15, No. 5 Oregon State routs Hawaii 64-32

Dec. 7, 2019 12:40 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State prides itself on defense, and that attribute was on full display against Hawaii. The No. 5 Beavers frustrated Hawaii throughout and posted a 64-32 rout on Friday night. The Rainbow Wahine (4-5) struggled to get open looks against Oregon State’s man-to-man defense...

UNC downs Washington St. 2-1 in NCAA women's semifinal

Dec. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexis Strickland scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 38th minute and North Carolina held off Washington State 2-1 on Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's College Cup. The top-seeded Tar Heels (24-1-1) advanced to Sunday's championship game against Stanford, which...

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It's been a long time since Boston fans went home unhappy. The Celtics remained perfect at home for the season, getting 26 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 from Jaylen Brown to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. Boston is 9-0 at the TD Garden, prolonging a city-wide streak in...

Stanford women beat UCLA 4-1 in NCAA semifinal

Dec. 6, 2019 11:56 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored three goals and Stanford advanced to the NCAA Women's College Cup championship with a 4-1 victory over UCLA on Friday night. The Cardinal (23-1-0) will face North Carolina in Sunday's title game at Avaya Stadium. The Tar Heels beat Washington State 2-1 in the...

U.S. Soccer president takes issue with image of organization

Dec. 6, 2019 9:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro took issue with the image of a leaderless organization with no CEO and a poor work environment, though he acknowledged room to improve. “I think it's unfair to characterize us as being leaderless and in crisis,” he said following...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...

Stanford too busy preparing for finals to focus on No. 1

Dec. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer ended practice 30 minutes early Thursday, and that almost never happens. Three hours on the floor has long been the Stanford standard. “I can count on one hand. Two or three times since I've been here," said junior point guard Kiana...

‘Sportswashing’ fears dog Ruiz-Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In one part of Riyadh, two of the world’s most high-profile boxers squared off at a weigh-in outside a 5-star hotel ahead of the first heavyweight title fight to take place in the Middle East. Across town, American rappers Akon and Chris Brown were about to headline a...

No. 24 Michigan women rally to beat Syracuse 84-76 in OT

Dec. 6, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kayla Robbins scored 23 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and beat Syracuse 84-76 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Thursday night. Naz Hillmon added 16 points for the Wolverines (7-1), who closed out the final three...

Former No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

Dec. 6, 2019 9:46 AM EST

Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year. The 29-year-old from Denmark wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she wants to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee, and work to raise...