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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

Auriemma and Hatchell on cusp of 1,000 wins

NEW YORK / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Geno Auriemma never imagined he would have a chance to win 1,000 games, let alone coach that many contests, when he first took over UConn 32 years ago. He just, by his own admission, wanted to beat Providence and Villanova who ruled the Big East. Now he … Continue reading Auriemma and Hatchell on cusp of 1,000 wins

Top-ranked Duke rallies for 87-84 victory over No. 7 Florida

PORTLAND, Ore./November 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Marvin Bagley III had a simple explanation for No. 1 Duke’s incredible late rally against No. 7 Florida. “We just have heart,” the 6-foot-11 freshman sensation said. “That’s pretty much all it is.” Bagley had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and the Blue Devils came back from a 17-point … Continue reading Top-ranked Duke rallies for 87-84 victory over No. 7 Florida