• Ivy League changes rule to move kickoff to the 40-yard line

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

  • Stewart, Loyd help Storm hand Stars 5th straight loss, 83-69

    SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 25 points, Breanna Stewart added 22 points and five blocked shots and the Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 83-69 on Wednesday.

  • 2018 UL International Crown set for South Korea

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — The 2018 UL International Crown will be played at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

  • Stacy Lewis chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Katie Rausch/The Blade via AP)

    UL Crown first step on run-up to women’s golf at Rio Games

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women’s golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • New York teams up with A-Rod, MLB to build baseball academy

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is teaming up with Major League Baseball and others including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez to create a youth baseball and softball academy in the Bronx.

  • Minnesota Lynx's Renee Montgomery (21) dishes off a pass as Atlanta Dream's Matee Ajavon defends during a WNBA basketball game at Target Center, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Minnesota. (Richard Tsong-taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

    Augustus, Brunson lead Lynx to 83-65 win over Dream

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 83-65 and win their fifth straight game.

  • Dallas Wings' Courtney Paris, left, defends as Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) positions for a shot attempt in the first half of an WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Chiney Ogwumike leads Sun to 89-78 win over Wings

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had career bests with 26 points, four steals and seven blocked shots and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 89-78 on Wednesday.

  • Kerber avoids Lister upset at Stockholm Open

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Top-seeded Angelique Kerber dropped a set before beating local wild card Cornelia Lister 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday in the second round of the Stockholm Open.

  • World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov competes in the Russian Cup athletics competition in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A day before a sports court rules on Russia's appeal against the ban on its track and field team from the Olympics, star Russian athletes at a meet near Moscow pondered how they will react if they are banned from Rio Olympics. Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian athletes await key ruling on Olympic track ban

    ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) — Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she’ll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he’ll drown his sorrows.

  • Seton Hall hires Columbia assistant to run tennis program

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Former UCLA standout Riza Zalameda has been hired as the head women’s tennis coach at Seton Hall.