• Mutko agrees Isinbayeva should leave anti-doping agency

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top state sports official agrees that Yelena Isinbayeva cannot continue as chair of the scandal-hit Russian Anti-Doping Agency because of a conflict of interest.

  • Amid cancer recurrence, Holly Rowe gets extension at ESPN

    NEW YORK (AP) — Between dashing for interviews with coaches and chatting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Holly Rowe was back in her element Thursday night. It was a welcome respite for ESPN’s veteran sideline reporter nearly two years after her initial cancer diagnosis.

  • Maya Moore leads Lynx to 90-71 win over the Liberty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore’s life becomes a lot easier on offense when her Minnesota teammates are all scoring.

  • US women’s swim coach Marsh, SwimMAC Carolina part ways

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Marsh and Charlotte-based SwimMAC Carolina have agreed to part ways, ending the U.S. Olympic coach’s 10-year run with the program.

  • Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on Thursday, a day after skydiving with Navy SEALS onto the course.

  • Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach Italian Open QFs

    ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s preparations for the French Open continued apace as he swept past 13th-seeded Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 Thursday to ease into the Italian Open quarterfinals and extend his winning streak to 17 matches.

  • Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Maria Sharapova was granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham on Thursday, two days after she was rejected by the French Open because of her recent doping ban.

  • Olympic ski cross medalist out of coma 5 months after crash

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Olympic bronze medalist Anna Holmlund is out of a coma five months after suffering brain injuries in a ski cross training crash.

  • Nastase says he is cooperating with ITF probe over comments

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase said Thursday he is fully cooperating with an International Tennis Federation investigation into his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior last month.

  • Dawn Staley has been on whirlwind tour since winning title

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for South Carolina coach Dawn Staley since her Gamecocks won their first national championship.