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Kuznetsova retains Kremlin Cup title for WTA Finals spot

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:39:16 -0400

MOSCOW (AP) - Svetlana Kuznetsova secured the last spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore after defeating Daria Gavrilova of Australia 6-2, 6-1 Saturday to retain her Kremlin Cup title.

The top-seeded Russian saved six of the seven break points she faced and converted six of her eight opportunities to ...

China hires Lippi to take over national football team

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:56:22 -0400

BEIJING (AP) - World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi was hired Saturday to take over the national football team in the latest sign of China's commitment to becoming a serious force in world soccer.

The Chinese Football Association announced Lippi's hiring after reports circulated this week suggesting a deal was close.


Jessica Korda shoots 66, catches Minjee Lee in Blue Bay LPGA

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:26:29 -0400

HAINAN, China (AP) - Jessica Korda caught Minjee Lee on Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA. Ariya Jutanugarn made up even more ground to move into contention for her sixth victory of the season.

Korda shot a 6-under 66 at Jian Lake to make up seven strokes on Lee for ...

Lahiri leads by 4 shots as Thomas struggles at CIMB Classic

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:10:22 -0400

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Defending champion Justin Thomas endured a terrible start to the third round of the CIMB Classic after the American faltered with three bogeys and a double bogey to finish with a 1-under 71 Saturday.

Thomas was swiftly overtaken by Anirban Lahiri, who shone at the ...

Urawa beats Niigata 2-1 to maintain lead in J-League

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:14:29 -0400

TOKYO (AP) - Shinzo Koroki scored both goals on Saturday as Urawa Reds beat Albirex Niigata 2-1 to maintain its lead in the J-League.

Koroki put the visitors ahead in the seventh minute and sealed the win in the final minute of regulation as Urawa improved to 37 points, six ...

Keys to debut in WTA Finals

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:01:37 -0400

SINGAPORE (AP) - Madison Keys is the first American outside of Serena and Venus Williams to earn a berth at the year-end WTA Finals in more than a decade.

The last American other than a Williams to play at the season-ending tournament was Lindsay Davenport, a former coach to Keys, ...

Friday's Sports In Brief

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:42:46 -0400


LONDON (AP) - The NFL placed Josh Brown on paid leave hours after coach Ben McAdoo struggled to answer questions about how the New York Giants might discipline the kicker for abusing his wife.

In a letter to the 14-year veteran, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho ...

NFL didn't learn its lesson after Ray Rice incident

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:21:13 -0400

After mishandling Ray Rice's domestic violence incident two years ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said "I got it wrong" and vowed "the same mistakes can never be repeated."

It doesn't appear the league learned its lesson.

The NFL placed kicker Josh Brown on paid leave Friday, a day after re-opening ...

Marquez qualifies on pole for Australian Moto GP

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:14:33 -0400

PHILIP ISLAND, Australia (AP) - Newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez will start in pole position in Sunday's Australian Moto GP after brilliantly reading rainy conditions during qualifying on the Philip Island circuit.

Marquez arrived in Australia after winning last weekend's Japan round of the series to tie up the ...

California survives for 52-49 double OT win over Oregon

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:14:31 -0400

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - After more than 200 plays, 101 points and 1,086 yards of offense, it was California's defense that stepped up at the end to seal another thrilling game for the Golden Bears.

Matt Anderson kicked a 28-yard field goal in the second overtime and Jordan Kunaszyk ended ...

Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:14:26 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

When he talks about racial issues, it isn't only whites he risks angering. Some of the biggest complaints come from fellow blacks, who figure he's too rich, too successful to possibly understand their struggles.

"Like, those people say he's not ...

Niagara crew member will sail Atlantic Ocean in tiny boat

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:01:00 -0400

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Most people opt to make a transatlantic sea voyage on a cruise ship.

Matt Kent, the U.S. Brig Niagara's fourth mate, plans to sail the Atlantic Ocean in 2017 in a boat measuring just 3 feet 6 inches by 3 feet 6 inches.

If successful, Kent, ...

Congolese refugees share their joys, foibles and discoveries

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:02:13 -0400

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Gilbert Hategeka laughed as he told the story of himself.

The heating unit in his new home in Missoula was quiet when Hategeka, his wife and their four young sons moved in after spending most of the previous 18 years in a refugee camp in Uganda, ...

Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:53:31 -0400

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that the sport "is not only confined to some parts of the world," FIFA's president said after watching North Korea win the title in a 5-4 penalty shootout against Japan.

The competition, which ended late Friday, marked ...

Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:16:13 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) - Once in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series.

Actually, a little more often.

"Wow," he said. "Think about that every day."

With his former team just one win from its first World Series trip since 1945, ...

Manitowoc native sees his photo in Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:01:00 -0400

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Douglas Junk never expected to see his photo in the newspaper after attending a Green Bay Packers game in 2011. He also did not expect to see that photo in the Pro Football Hall of Fame more than five years later, the Herald Times Reporter ( ...

Gold medalist swimmer returns to routine

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:01:00 -0400

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Kathleen Baker is back to being a college student, sitting through lectures on molecular cellular biology, writing essays and cramming for tests in gender studies.

But Baker is also enjoying the perks of being a two-time medalist in swimming at the Rio Olympics.

In the two ...

N. Dakota rides Boeser hat trick to 3-2 win over Bemidji St.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:33:02 -0400

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Something about Bemidji State brings out the best in North Dakota sophomore Brock Boeser.

Boeser scored his third goal of the game on a penalty shot Friday as North Dakota rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Bemidji State 3-2 Friday in men's college hockey.


LEADING OFF: Cubs face Kershaw, try to end Series drought

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:02:26 -0400

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



It's been 71 years since the Chicago Cubs reached the World Series. They can finally halt the drought with a victory at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series at ...

Armstead, Temple run over USF 46-30 to take 1st in AAC East

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:42:42 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 210 yards, including touchdowns of 76 and 42 yards, and Temple moved into first place in the AAC East with a 46-30 victory against South Florida on Friday night.

The Owls (5-3, 3-1) repaid a 44-23 loss to the Bulls (6-2, ...