• North Korea players celebrate after they won the final game of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup against Japan, at Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The North Korean beat Japan in penalty kicks to win the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. North Korea defeated Japan 5:4 in a penalty shootout.(AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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

    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.

  • Ashley Wagner competes in the women's short program at the Skate America figure skating event, in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Ashley Wagner wins Progressive Skate America short program

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — American Ashley Wagner won the Progressive Skate America short program Friday night with a score of 69.50, building on her second-place finish in the world championships.

  • Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova makes Kremlin Cup final

    MOSCOW (AP) — Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4 in the Kremlin Cup semifinals on Friday to remain on course to claim the eighth and last spot in the WTA Finals.

  • With rivals struggling, Hirscher eyes record 6th title

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Racing on home soil in Sunday’s season-opener, Marcel Hirscher will start his quest for an unprecedented achievement in the 50-year history of the Alpine skiing World Cup.

  • Overall World Cup champion Hirscher voted skier of the year

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has been voted world skier of the year for a third time.

  • Australia’s Minjee Lee opens 6-stroke lead in Blue Bay LPGA

    HAINAN, China (AP) — Minjee Lee patiently navigated Jian Lake’s undulating greens again Friday to stretch her lead to six strokes in the Blue Bay LPGA.

  • Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, touches the trophy held by team owner Magic Johnson after the Sparks won the WNBA championship title with a win over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

  • South Carolina coach Dawn Staley answers a question during the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    South Carolina’s Gray, Davis lead SEC transfer trend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — South Carolina is seeking to win its fourth consecutive Southeastern Conference women’s basketball title with help from two players who began their college careers elsewhere.

  • Wozniacki withdraws from Luxembourg Open with illness

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki withdrew ill from the Luxembourg Open on Thursday, allowing Monica Niculescu of Romania to advance to the semifinals.

  • Former Florida men’s basketball coach Tommy Bartlett dies

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tommy Bartlett, who coached the Florida men’s basketball team for seven seasons, has died. He was 88.