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AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10

LSU has surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin has tumbled to 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team. Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1 on Sunday , receiving … Continue reading AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10

MONTREAL | Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

MONTREAL — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Halep’s victory in the French Open final. Stephens, preparing for … Continue reading MONTREAL | Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

TORONTO | Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Toronto final

TORONTO — Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final. Tsitsipas, who will be 20 on Sunday, will face the winner … Continue reading TORONTO | Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Toronto final

OAKVILLE, Ontario | Top-ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Dustin Johnson is used to cheers and chants of “Let’s go DJ!” But getting serenaded with “O Canada”? “I did hear it a couple of times, them singing ‘O Canada’,” said Johnson, laughing Sunday after winning the RBC Canadian Open. “With the amount of support I get when I come up here, … Continue reading OAKVILLE, Ontario | Top-ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

LONDON | The Latest: Top-ranked Halep beats Saisai at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Top-ranked Simona Halep won the last 10 games to beat Saisai Zheng of China 7-5, 6-0 in the second round of Wimbledon. Saisai led 5-3 in the first set but Halep broke back for 5-5 and cruised the rest of the way against her … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Top-ranked Halep beats Saisai at Wimbledon

Virginia pulls closer to top-ranked Villanova in AP Top 25

January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-No. 2 Virginia has pulled closer to its first No. 1 ranking in 35 years. The Cavaliers received 17 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released on Monday. Villanova remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week, receiving 47 first-place votes. Virginia (20-1, 9-0 ACC) shut … Continue reading Virginia pulls closer to top-ranked Villanova in AP Top 25

Top-ranked Halep fends off Davis in marathon match

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Halep saved three match points while serving in the 22nd game of the third … Continue reading Top-ranked Halep fends off Davis in marathon match

Top-ranked UConn survives upset scare from No. 9 Texas 75-71

AUSTIN, Texas/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left to help top-ranked UConn survive a tough upset bid from No. 9 Texas with a 75-71 win Monday night. UConn (16-0) found itself challenged like it seldom has been this season and … Continue reading Top-ranked UConn survives upset scare from No. 9 Texas 75-71