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Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Aug. 6, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors...

ShopRite LPGA Classic to be held without fans this year

Aug. 6, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The ShopRite LPGA Classic will be held without fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic. After consulting with public health officials, the organizers of the tournament announced the plans Thursday for the event which is being contested at Stockton Seaview Hotel...

Parker, Gray lead Sparks to 86-75 win over Fever

Aug. 6, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Candace Parker had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Chelsea Gray scored 16 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 86-75 on Wednesday night. Riquna Williams added 13 points for the Sparks (3-2). Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (2-3) with 24 points, Candice Dupree scored 16...

Wilson, Robinson each score 20, Aces beat Mystics 83-77

Aug. 5, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A'ja Wilson and Danielle Robinson scored 20 points apiece and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Washington Mystics 83-77 on Wednesday night. Kayla McBride added 14 points, Angel McCoughtry scored 13 — including nine in the fourth quarter — and Dearica Hamby had 12 points and...

Carleton, Brown have career nights, Lynx beat Liberty 92-66

Aug. 5, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points, Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66 on Wednesday night. Minnesota won without Sylvia Fowles, who sat out to rest her calf. The Lynx were also...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Report: Texas Tech women's staff fostered culture of abuse

Aug. 5, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused coach Marlene Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday. Players dreaded a heart monitoring system they said was misused in punitive ways,...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) handles the ball against Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA Foundation created, pledges $300 million to Black growth

Aug. 5, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA's Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association have finalized plans to create the first NBA Foundation that will work to spur economic growth in the Black community, announcing Wednesday that the initial contribution will be $300 million over the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Indiana's Cory Thomas (11) kicks the winning goal past Penn State's Dani Marks (18) during overtime in a Big Ten NCAA college soccer match in Bloomington, Ind. The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP, File)

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

Aug. 5, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football independent because it...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 5, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Aug. 5 The Greenwood Commonwealth on flag design proposals: Anybody who paid attention to the recent debate over the Mississippi flag should enjoy looking at the 2,700 proposals that residents submitted for its replacement. The state Department of Archives &...

Coach Danny Chavez aids 14-year-old Estevan Rodriguez during boxing practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at West Texas Knockout Boxing Club in Odessa, Texas. Both are wearing masks to abide by the boxing club's health and safety rules, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday was the club's first day open since late March. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total

Aug. 5, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The AAC also announced it could move the date of its...