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A Lim Kim wins at her first appearance at the U.S. Women’s Open

Kim became the seventh player to rally from five shots behind in the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open,

HOUSTON (AP) — A Lim Kim made her first U.S. Women’s Open appearance a memorable one Monday, closing with three straight birdies to tie the record for the largest comeback and win the biggest event in women’s golf. And in…

Baylor remains on top of AP Top 25 poll

Gonzaga and Baylor headlined an unchanged top tier of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll

(AP) Gonzaga and Baylor headlined an unchanged top tier of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, even as both have been sidelined by recent coronavirus issues. The top five teams remained in place in Monday’s latest Top 25, with Mark…

San Antonio to host the NCAA tournament next March

The NCAA announced Monday that San Antonio is the likely host site for the 64-team tournament next March.

(AP) UConn coach Geno Auriemma wasn’t surprised that the NCAA women’s basketball tournament will be played in one geographical area. It just makes the most sense. The NCAA announced Monday that San Antonio is the likely host site for the…

The Cleveland Indians will change their team name after the 2021 season

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don’t know to what or when.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don’t know to what or when. Expressing that “it’s time,” owner Paul Dolan said that after months of internal discussions and meetings with groups, including Native Americans…

The Southeastern Conference to move their Saturday games from CBS TO ABC

The Southeastern Conference will have their Saturday games on a dfferent network

(AP) The Southeastern Conference’s signature mid-afternoon Saturday game will move from CBS to ABC starting in 2024 as part of a new 10-year contract announced Thursday with ESPN and the powerhouse football league. The deal makes ESPN the exclusive media…

Dick Allen dies at 78

Fearsome hitter and seven-time All Star Dick Allen dies

(AP) Dick Allen, a fearsome hitter who was a seven-time All-Star, the 1964 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1972 AL MVP, has died. He was 78. The Philadelphia Phillies, the team Allen started out with, announced his death…

Baylor remains in AP Top 25 in the basketball poll

Gonzaga and Baylor remained atop men's basketball poll

(AP) Gonzaga and Baylor remained atop the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll Monday after their hotly anticipated weekend game in Indianapolis was called off about 90 minutes before tipoff because of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the…

Adam Wainwright is awarded the Roberto Clemente Award

Cardinals Adam Wainwright awarded with the Robertro Clemente Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. Wainwright’s Big League Impact foundation and recording artist Garth Brooks’ Teammates for…

Alabama is the unanimous number one again in the AP poll

The Crimson Tide ae ranked first in The Associated Press college football poll

(AP) Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady for the fourth week in a row. The Crimson Tide got 62 first-place votes for…

MLB launching a wood-bat league

A minor league for top eligile prospects

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams…

Dallas Cowboys get the win against the Minnesota Vikings

Dalton and the Cowoys win their third game of the season

(AP) Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on Sunday to earn their third win of the season. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes. Elsewhere in the division,…

Houston Texans get third win of the season against the Patriots

Texans beat the Patriots at NRG Stadium

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone for a touchdown early on Sunday and J.J. Watt swatted down pass after pass from Cam Newton. Houston’s two biggest stars both showed up huge to help the…

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's season ends with knee injury

Joe Burrow has a torn ACL and MCL

(AP) Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury. “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the Cincinnati Bengals…

Dustin Johnson wins the 2020 Masters with record numbers

No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson is the Masters Champion

(AP) Breaking the scoring record was on his mind, because, of course it was. Dustin Johnson wanted it, too. He just hadn’t bothered to look the number up. “It was 19 (under) before?” Johnson asked a Masters official to his…

Ole Miss at Texas A&M postponed due to the virus

Covid-19 causes more college football games to be postponed

(AP) No. 5 Texas A&M will not play for a second straight week after its Saturday home game with Mississippi was postponed because of lingering issues with COVID-19 within the Aggies’ program. The Southeastern Conference announced Monday its eighth postponement…

A quiet start to the week in this years Augusta National Masters

The Masters will look different this year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Take away a few white scoreboards in their usual places behind the greens, and the green television stands behind the 12th tee and a few other strategic locations, and this is what Augusta National looks like…

Pittsburgh Steelers rally past the Dallas Cowboys to stay 8-0

Dallas Cowboys go down 24-19 to the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger limped around the backfield directing his receivers this way and that, occasionally reaching for a left knee injured during the second-quarter drive while completing every pass and leading the Steelers to their first points.…

Chicago Bears Javon Wims suspended after punching a Saints player Sunday night

The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims two games Monday

CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims two games Monday for punching New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Wims was ejected in the third quarter Sunday, after Allen Robinson caught a 5-yard pass from Nick Foles.…

Astros George Springer is among 6 players given a qualifying offer

Astros outfielder Springer given qualifiyng offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday from their former teams. Three right-handed…

Former Astros manager AJ Hinch has a new team the Detroit Tigers

The Tigers hire AJ Hinch as their new manager

DETROIT (AP) — As he waited out his suspension this year, AJ Hinch knew he wanted to return to baseball. The question was whether anyone in the sport would be ready to welcome him. His answer came pretty quickly. “About…

Cardinals head coach and quarterback return to Texas

Arizona Cardinals, Kliff Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray returns to Texas

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to his home state of Texas on Monday for a pretty big football game. He’s unsure if his southern drawl will make a return appearance as well. “It’s…

Dodgers head to the World Series for the third time in four years

Dodgers will meet the Rays in Arlington for the World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off to the side and strutted up the first-base line. All the way to the World Series.…