• Hull returns for England after being sidelined by illness

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — England’s Charley Hull is playing in the UL International Crown after missing the second session because of asthma and fever.

  • In this Thursday, July 7, 2016 photo, Miriam Nagl, of Brazil, looks over the 10th green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Several athletes with limited connections to Brazil will be fulfilling their Olympic dream thanks to Brazil’s shortage of athletes in many of the sports in which it automatically qualified for the Rio Games as host despite a lack of Olympic tradition. Some have lived away for most of their lives but were born in Brazil.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life.

  • In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson, right, and WNBA President Lisa Borders hold a San Antonio Stars jersey after Jefferson was selected with the second pick in the WNBA basketball draft  in Uncasville, Conn. WNBA President Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the court. Borders spent the past two weeks talking with the union and its executive council, trying to come up with ways that both the league and its players could constructively address the Black Lives Matters movement. Nothing concrete was decided.  (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

    WNBA president talks about fining players over warmup shirts

    NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league’s players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the court.

  • McCoughtry, Gray help Dream hold on for 93-88 win over Wings

    ATLANTA (AP) — Reshanda Gray had 22 points and 10 rebounds — both career highs — and Angel McCoughtry scored five points during a decisive late run to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Dallas Wings 93-88 on Friday night.

  • Ogwumike leads Sparks to 95-75 win over Mystics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Candace Parker added 18 points and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks ended a two-game skid with a 95-75 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

  • Dominika Cibulkova reaches Bank of the West semifinals

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat fifth-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan 7-5, 6-0 on Friday to reach the Bank of the West Classic semifinals.

  • Jack Wagner leads celebrity golf event in Tahoe

    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round Friday to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano in the American Century Championship.

  • United States, Australia rebound in UL International Crown

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr helped the United States rebound on Friday in the UL International Crown, and Melissa Reid drew kudos for a gutsy effort while playing alone for England after her partner was sidelined by an illness.

  • In this March 1, 2016 file photo, University of Connecticut athletic director David Benedict speaks during an introductory news conference on the UConn campus in Storrs, Conn. Benedict said Friday, July 22, 2016 that he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. Earlier in the week, the Big 12's school presidents moved closer to expansion, directing its commissioner to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. UConn currently competes in most sports in the American Athletic Conference. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s new athletic director says he’s waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

  • IOC strips doping weightlifter of 2008 Olympic silver medal

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has disqualified a silver medal-winning Turkish weightlifter from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for doping with an anabolic steroid.