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  • Garcia tops Giorgi to seal France’s Fed Cup win over Italy

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed Kristina Mladenovic’s earlier win by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 as France clinched a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-1 win against…

  • Romania, Czech Republic 2-2 in Fed Cup

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Karolina Pliskova won her second singles match to put defending champion Czech Republic level at 2-2 with host Romania in their Fed Cup first-round match. Pliskova beat Romania’s Monica Niculescu, 6-4,…

  • Gasquet beats Mathieu to retain Open Sud de France title

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Top-seeded Richard Gasquet defended his Open Sud de France title with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Paul-Henri Mathieu in all-French final on Sunday. Gasquet dropped serve twice in the first set,…

  • Beck beats Bacsinszky to draw Germany level 2-2 in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Annika Beck defeated Timea Bacsinszky to pull Germany level with Switzerland 2-2 in their Fed Cup first-round tie after Belinda Bencic had beaten Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber on Sunday. The…

  • Willett wins Dubai Desert Classic with birdie putt on 18th

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett withstood the pressure and made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday. The 28-year-old…

  • No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s…

  • Omega Dubai Desert Classic Leading Scores

    Sunday At Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course) Dubai, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.65 million Yardage: 7,327; Par: 72 Final a-amateur Danny Willett, England 70-65-65-69—269 Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain 67-67-67-69—270 Andy Sullivan, England 70-66-66-68—270 Byeong-Hun An, South…

  • How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was known in New York by 1984 as a flashy newcomer to Manhattan real estate. But football, not business, was what drew 60 young women to the Trump Tower in…

  • Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Last year’s finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in…

  • Hemsley leads SDSU to 78-71 OT win vs New Mexico

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State’s 10-game winning streak to open Mountain West Conference play seemed all but over when New Mexico took a five-point lead with 21.1 seconds to play. Remarkably, the Aztecs…

  • Sabonis, Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 69-66

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his conference-leading 14th double-double and Gonzaga held on Saturday night to beat Pepperdine 69-66. Gonzaga (19-5, 11-2 West Coast) jumped to its…

  • NCAA Basketball

    All Times EST AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Stony Brook 10 0 1.000 19 4 .826 Albany (NY) 8 2 .800 19 6 .760 New Hampshire 6 3…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 75, Vermont 71 Bard 74, Hobart 64 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 82, OT Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 52 Buffalo 80, E. Michigan 70 Butler 89, St. John’s 56 CCNY 77, Merchant Marine…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 75, Vermont 71 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 82, OT Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 52 Buffalo 80, E. Michigan 70 Butler 89, St. John’s 56 Colgate 58, Navy 55 Columbia 77, Brown 73…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball Scores

    EAST Albany (NY) 75, Vermont 71 Bard 74, Hobart 64 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 82, OT Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 52 Buffalo 80, E. Michigan 70 Butler 89, St. John’s 56 CCNY 77, Merchant Marine…