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  • Dennis Hastert wrestling tournament likely to be renamed

    YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Organizers of the Dennis Hastert Yorkville Invitational say they will likely rename the wrestling tournament. Yorkville Wrestling Club executive board president Chad Stevens tells The (Aurora) Beacon-News (http://trib.in/1JofN2E ) the tournament…

  • The Latest: Serena Williams eases into French Open semis

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 3:23 p.m. Top-ranked Serena Williams has reached the French Open semifinals after beating former finalist Sara Errani 6-1, 6-3. Williams, who is seeking a 20th…

  • Gatlin says he _ not Bolt _ is the man to beat for now

    ROME (AP) — With the world-leading times in the 100 and 200 meters this year, Justin Gatlin says he — not Usain Bolt — is the man to beat for now. The big goal for…

  • Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

    PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win Wednesday. A two-time champion in Paris, Williams extended her unbeaten record against the 2012 French Open…

  • Champion Czechs go to Romania for 2016 Fed Cup 1st round

    PARIS (AP) — Titleholder Czech Republic will travel to Romania in the first round of the 2016 Fed Cup. The Czechs have made it to the final again this year, facing Russia in November. Also,…

  • UAB supporters showed president the money, got football back

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Justin Craft and other UAB supporters met with university President Ray Watts last fall, they were told that donations to the athletic department were welcome but to hold off on…

  • Michigan stays alive as Wagner shuts out Florida 1-0 in WCWS

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Haylie Wagner hadn’t started in more than two weeks. She was ready when called upon. The senior threw a complete-game shutout, and Michigan beat Florida and ace Lauren Haeger 1-0 on…

  • Michigan grad decides to finish career at Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forward Max Bielfeldt will finish his college basketball career at Indiana after recently graduating from Michigan. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound Illinois native made the announcement Tuesday night on his Twitter account. Last season,…

  • China’s tennis star Li Na gives birth to a baby girl

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tennis star Li Na has given birth to a baby girl. The retired, two-time Grand Slam winner released the news of the Wednesday birth on her microblog, posting a footprint picture…

  • Southern California, LSU reach NCAA golf final

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Eric Sugimoto beat Nick Hardy 3 and 1 to lift Southern California past Illinois on Tuesday in the NCAA semifinals. Southern California will play LSU in the final Wednesday at The…

  • Tennis star Li Na has girl

    Retired tennis star Li Na and her husband, Dennis, are celebrating the arrival of their first child. Li gave birth to a girl named Alisa early Wednesday morning. IMG Tennis posted a picture of the…

  • PBA-Senior US Open Results

    Tuesday At Suncoast Bowling Center Las Vegas Second Round (After 12 Rounds) (ss-60 and over; a-amateur) 1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,770. 2, ss-Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 2,694. 3, a-Mike Taylor, Las Vegas, 2,662. 4,…

  • NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the board of the New York Racing Association is taking a leave of absence following allegations that his company provided a “no-show” job to the son of former…

  • FBS newbies provide glimpse how UAB can rebuild its roster

    Football is back at UAB. Now the Blazers need players. Among the many challenges UAB faces now that it has reinstated its football program — six months after dropping it — is reconstructing a roster…

  • Tiger Woods plays 2nd practice round at Chambers Bay

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Tiger Woods has played a second practice round at Chambers Bay in preparations for the U.S. Open in two weeks. Woods was on the course Tuesday morning under cloudy skies…