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Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

Training camps open around April 25 and the season starts on May 14.

NEW YORK (AP) — Charli Collier said she wrote down goals with her late father when he was hospitalized with cancer five years ago, and being selected No. 1 in the WNBA draft was one of them. She checked off…

Former Spurs star Lamarcus Aldridge retires at 35

Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concerns he…

Jackie Robinson: First Black MLB player, breaking color barrier

Black players still faced racism

Originally Published: 15 APR 21 08:04 ET Updated: 15 APR 21 15:02 ET By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) -- Ernest Fann never imagined his baseball career would be tainted by racism more than a decade after Jackie Robinson's debut.…

Duron Harmon and Cordarrelle Patterson signed with Atlanta Falcons

One-year contracts with NFL team

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed safety Duron Harmon and four-time All-Pro return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson to one-year contracts. Harmon started all 16 games for Detroit in 2020 and set a career high with 73 tackles.…

Astros players out due to COVID-19

Five Astros land on injured list because of COVID-19 protocols

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have placed second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Yordan Álvarez, catcher Martín Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the injured list because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. General manager…

NFL players trying to opt-out of in-person off season workouts

NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last off season because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, their union wants them to boycott any in-person OTAs. Members of the Broncos, Seahawks and Super Bowl champion…

Matsuyama wins The Masters

Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first…

Matsuyama takes Masters lead

A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not. Matsuyama played the final eight holes in 6-under…

Victoria I.S.D. has eight out of nine wrestlers qualify for regionals

District Wrestling Championships at Ray High School

CORPUS CHRISTI,Texas--At the 15-5A District Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Ray High School in Corpus Christi, East wrestlers were led by Senior Adrian Martinez, who took home a gold medal for winning his first District Championship at the 113 lb.…

Andreas Halvorsen wins the Victoria Open

Norway native Halvorsen wins the Victoria Open

VICTORIA,Texas-- The final round of the Mac Haik and Lincoln Victoria Open is complete. At the beginning of the day it looked like it was going to be a one man race and a battle for second place. Andreas Halvorsen…

Texans' Watsons accusers have to be ID'd

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB’s accusers being ID’d

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty…

Victoria Open wraps ups third round

Round three of the Victoria Open ended Friday

VICTORIA,Texas--Round three of the Victoria Open ended Friday with Andreras Halvorsen still in the lead. Although Halvorsen only shot even Friday, which is his worst outing since the start of the tournament, he still leads by six shots heading into…

Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph when he crashed SUV

Investigators believe Woods may have inadvertently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously…

Nike suspends sponsorship of Deshaun Watson amid allegations

Watson has been accused of sexual assault or harassment in lawsuits filed by 22 women.

(AP) -- Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Houston Texans quarterback. “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and have suspended Deshaun Watson,” Nike said in a…

NCCA basketball tournament might stay in a single site again

NCAA may consider single site for part of future tourneys

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA used the single-site concept for its marquee championship out of necessity. Now it could become part of the tournament’s future. A day after crowning a national champion for the first time since 2019, NCAA senior…

MLB All-Star Game to take place at Coors Field

MLB moves All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

DENVER (AP) — Atlanta, you’re out. Denver, you’re up. Major League Baseball swiftly moved the All-Star Game to hitter-friendly Coors Field on Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Coors…

Baylor Bears win the national championship

Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone’s entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection Monday…

Stanford wins NCAAW title

Stanford holds off Arizona 54-53 to win women’s NCAA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tara VanDerveer hugged each of her Stanford players as they climbed the ladder to cut down the nets, capping a taxing whirlwind journey and ending an exhaustive championship drought for the Cardinal. It took 29 years,…

Speith wins Texas Open

Jordan Spieth ends drought with victory at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Spieth tapped in for par to win the British Open for his third major and 11th victory in just five years on the PGA Tour. He never imagined he would go 1,351 days before he…

Baylor and Gonzaga to face off in National Championship game

Gonzaga vs. Baylor for the national championship

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baylor made a mockery of the first Final Four game, stifling Houston for a chance at the program’s first national title. Then Gonzaga made miracles happen, winning on one of the greatest shots in NCAA Tournament history.…

Warriors' Kasey Kalich in his second year with the Braves

Warriors graduate, Kasey Kalich returns to spring training for the Atlanta Braves organization

VICTORIA,Texas--Former Victoria West Warriors baseball pitcher, Kasey Kalich is now a member of the Atlanta Braves. His journey started at an early age. Baseball was always enjoyable for him and as he got…