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  • Liberty acquire Vaughn and Hartley as part of 3-team trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bria Hartley made a replica New York Liberty jersey when she was 12 after attending one of their games at Madison Square Garden. Now the New York native will get to put on a real one after being traded with Kia Vaughn to the Liberty on Monday as part of a […]
  • UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s hoops poll

    NEW YORK (AP) — UConn still sits at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday after cruising to two more easy victories. The Huskies (20-0) have won an NCAA record 95 consecutive games and visit Temple on Wednesday before hosting Tulsa on Sunday. Following UConn is Baylor, Maryland, South Carolina and Mississippi […]
  • Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni takes a selfie on her phone as she leaves Rod Laver Arena after losing to United States' Serena Williams in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival Nadal

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn’t think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. “I said that also before the finals: if I […]
  • Brittany Lincicome wins LPGA Tour opener in playoff

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Brittany Lincicome won the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Sunday in wind and some late rain, beating U.S. Solheim Cup teammate Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Playing a group ahead of Thompson, Lincicome birdied the par-5 18th — after dropping […]
  • Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Falcons arrive for 1st Super Bowl appearance since 1999

    HOUSTON (AP) — They’re here. Well, at least one team playing in the Super Bowl has arrived in Houston. The Atlanta Falcons, making their first appearance in the NFL championship game since 1999 and second overall, arrived Sunday afternoon to little fanfare at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. That was quite the contrast to the sendoff […]
  • Bergsma unbeatable in women’s 1000 at speedskating World Cup

    BERLIN (AP) — American skater Heather Bergsma claimed her fifth win from five in the women’s 1000, while Ruslan Murashov won the second men’s 500 at a speedskating World Cup on Sunday. Bergsma, who also won Friday’s 1000 but had missed the race in Astana, finished 0.37 seconds ahead of Marrit Leenstra and now leads […]
  • Norway's Emil Iversen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the mens 30km mass start event at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Ulf Palm /TT via AP)

    Iversen, Bjoergen win in cross-country ski World Cup

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Norway dominated Sunday’s action in the cross-country skiing World Cup as Emil Iversen and Marit Bjoergen won men’s and women’s mass start races. Iversen won the men’s 30-kilometer classic race, beating his fellow Norwegian Martin Johnsrud Sundby with an explosive final push to the line to take victory in a time […]
  • From left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso pose after an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Gut crashes; Shiffrin ecstatic in 4th; Vonn content in 12th

    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lara Gut crashed, Mikaela Shiffrin was ecstatic after finishing fourth, while Lindsey Vonn was just happy to make it down safely in 12th. It was an up-and-down day for the biggest names in women’s ski racing Sunday as Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia took advantage of bib No. 1 to win […]
  • Switzerland's Roger Federer holds his trophy after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    The Latest: Federer says Nadal deserved win, too

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:10 a.m. There was much mutual respect following the Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with both players commending each other for better-than-expected comebacks from their respective injuries. Nadal missed chunks of last season with an injured […]
  • Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner during a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Mercury’s Taurasi, Griner, Dupree named finalists for US team

    Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in line to try for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.