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Richerson elected PGA president, Tim Rosaforte honored

Oct. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jim Richerson was elected the 42nd president of the PGA of America on Thursday at a virtual annual meeting that included Tim Rosaforte becoming the first journalist to be awarded honorary membership. Richerson, the senior vice president of operations for Arizona-based Troon...

FILE- In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, watches play at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, in Uncasville, Conn. Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll. The Huskies, who returned to the conference after seven years in the American, were the unanimous choice to win the league the Big East announced Thursday, Ocrt. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Back in the Big East, UConn women favorite to win title

Oct. 29, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and UConn are back home in the Big East sitting in a familiar spot — atop the preseason poll. The Huskies, who returned to the conference after seven years in the American, were the unanimous choice to win the league the Big East announced Thursday. The Huskies have won...

Baylor seniors injured in practice collision

Oct. 28, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor women’s basketball players DiDi Richards and Moon Ursin were injured in a collision in practice Wednesday. Richards sustained a Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality (SCIWORA) according to a statement from the school. That is a shock to the spinal cord that...

Hewitt leads fan vote for International Tennis Hall of Fame

Oct. 28, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam title winner Lleyton Hewitt led the fan voting for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 and will get a bonus of 3% added to his tally from the official voting group. The Hall announced the results of four weeks of fan voting Wednesday. Lisa...

US skaters get chance to earn money in additional event

Oct. 28, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Top American figure skaters were given an opportunity to compete again and earn prize money during the pandemic-shortened season in the new Las Vegas Invitational. The event, which featured two-time world champion Nathan Chen, took place Monday and will air on NBC on Nov. 15. Teams...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Swiss Skydiver (4), with Robby Albarado aboard, wins the 145th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Obscured behind Swiss Skydiver is Authentic, ridden by John Velazquez. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Breeders' Cup Classic may feature Triple Crown race winners

Oct. 28, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. Besides Authentic, second to...

Patrick Cantlay watches his shot from the 18th fairway during the final round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

PGA Tour goes from West Coast to middle of Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

PGA TOUR BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Southampton, Bermuda. Course: Port Royal GC. Yardage: 6,828. Par: 71. Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: Thursday-Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Brendon Todd. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson...

Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...

AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Oct. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the violations have not been publicly released. The...