• Griner’s 2nd straight double-double leads Mercury by Stars

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Brittney Griner had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second straight double-double, Diana Taurasi added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 78-72 on Friday night.

  • Lexi Thompson opens 3-stroke lead at Kingsmill

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lexi Thompson shot her second straight 6-under 65 on Friday to take a three-stroke over playing partner Gerina Piller into the weekend at the Kingsmill Championship.

  • Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday.

  • Nadal loses 6-4, 6-3 to Thiem in Italian Open quarterfinals

    ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday.

  • Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Referee Bibiana Steinhaus has been promoted to the Bundesliga for next season and will be the first women working games in Germany’s top division.

  • Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

    LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova will play in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament.

  • 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.

  • 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.