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  • Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:06 am
  • KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

  • Werdum beats Browne in UFC fight 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:05 am
  • ORLANDO, Florida - Fabricio Werdum became the top contender for the UFC heavyweight title by winning a unanimous decision against Travis Browne in the main event of Saturday's UFC card at the Amway Arena.

  • Oklahoma, Florida share women's gymnastics title 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:38 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Oklahoma and Florida waited uncertainly before both could begin celebrating.

  • France, United States tied at 1 in Fed Cup 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:11 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France.

  • Eaton fourth in 400 hurdles at Mt SAC Relays 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:03 pm
  • WALNUT, California - Ashton Eaton learned the hard way that experience often trumps talent and athleticism.

  • Kansas wins 8 of 20 track events at Relays 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:34 pm
  • LAWRENCE, Kansas - The inaugural weekend hosting the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park couldn't have gone much better for the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday.

  • Dejen Gebremeskel defends title at BAA 5K 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:26 pm
  • BOSTON - Dejen Gebremeskel defended his title at the B.A.A. 5K on Saturday as thousands of runners took to the streets in Boston two days before the marathon.

  • Tadesee wins Kentucky Derby Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:51 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Birhanu Tadesee won the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon on Saturday in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 54 seconds.

  • Komon, Gesabwa win Crescent City Classic 10K 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:39 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Kenya's Leonard Patrick Komon has won the Crescent City Classic 10-kilometer road race in New Orleans.

  • Poland and Spain split points for 1-1 in Fed Cup 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:53 pm
  • BARCELONA, Spain - Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.

  • Arkansas' Scott breaks 5,000-meter school record 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:42 am
  • FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The eighth-ranked University of Arkansas women's track and field team has shattered a school record, taken down five personal records and broken into the Southeastern Conference top-times list at the Mt. SAC Relays in California.

  • Czech Republic leads Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semis 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:00 am
  • OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets.

  • Fed Cup: Germany leads Australia 2-0 in semifinal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:17 am
  • BRISBANE, Australia - Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semifinal and primed to reach its first final in 21 years.

  • NBA plans expanded programs with military 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:53 pm
  • NEW YORK - Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

  • Stanford takes 1-shot lead over Wie at LPGA LOTTE 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:59 pm
  • KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.

  • Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:17 pm
  • PHOENIX - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state.

  • 9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.

  • New Arkansas women's coach completes staff 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:26 pm
  • FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - New Arkansas women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Johnson.

  • Hatchell: Star freshman DeShields leaving UNC 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 pm
  • North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer, coach Sylvia Hatchell said Thursday.

  • Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:11 am
  • EL BIREH, West Bank - Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great - three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

  • Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open quarterfinals 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:39 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open.

  • Ryu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:15 am
  • KAPOLEI, Hawaii - South Korea's Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu each shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday for a three-way tie atop the leaderboard after a breezy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

  • Australia women's coach de Reus leaves position 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:50 am
  • SYDNEY - Hesterine de Reus has left her position as head coach of the Australian women's football team after 15 months, following reports of player complaints over her strict style.

  • A'ja Wilson ends suspense, chooses South Carolina 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:22 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A'ja Wilson, considered one of the nation's top women's basketball recruits, announced Wednesday she will play for South Carolina.

  • Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:38 pm
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.