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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