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Loyd leads No. 6 Irish to 88-77 win over No. 5 Tennessee

The momentum has come from Notre Dame's star players. Skylar Diggins started to turn the series around by averaging 28 points in three straight wins over Tennessee and then last season Kayla McBride had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a win. On Monday night it was Jewell Loyd hitting 13-of-23 shots for 34 points with five rebounds and four assists in an 88-77 victory.

No. 1 South Carolina dominates Florida 77-42, stays unbeaten

Now, South Carolina (18-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) gets a week off before starting a considerably tougher stretch that includes games against No. 10 Texas A&M, Mississippi, 22nd-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Connecticut.

Unbeaten Kentucky, Virginia stay 1-2 atop AP Top 25 poll

For the second straight week, Kentucky was No. 1 in 63 of 65 votes cast Monday, while Virginia stayed at No. 2. The Wildcats (17-0) have been No. 1 in every poll and were the unanimous choice for five straight weeks before two voters switched to the Cavaliers (17-0) last week.

Ana Ivanovic's hopes of title dashed in Australian Open first round

A year after defeating No. 1 Serena Williams to reach the quarterfinal at the Australian Open, the Serbian lost to 142nd-ranked Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka on Monday.

High-tech rackets on the scene at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal is using a new racket these days. It has an on-off switch.

Columbia College men's basketball gets seventh staight victory

Tanner Sutton recorded a career-high 24 points in the Cougars' 20-point win Saturday at Benedictine University-Springfield.

No. 1 Kentucky men's basketball trounces Alabama, remains undefeated

The Wildcats (17-0, 4-0) withstood an early second-half rally by the Crimson Tide (12-5, 2-2) before brushing off the potential challenge. The win gives Kentucky the program's third-best start.

Georgia men's basketball ends Florida's 24-game SEC win streak

The Bulldogs topped the Gators 73-61. Florida hadn't lost against a conference foe since 2013.

Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

The agreement, swiftly approved Friday by the boards of the NCAA and the university after intermittent talks heated up this week, lifts the last of the sanctions imposed in 2012 and wipes away the black marks that had tainted one of the nation's most celebrated college athletics programs.

Cardinals newcomer Jason Heyward hopes to stay in St. Louis

Heyward was traded from Atlanta to St. Louis in mid-November. The 25-year-old outfielder is set to make $7.8 in the last season of his contract.

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

Legislative autonomy for the Big Five — the Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference — was voted in last year and Saturday at the NCAA convention was its first chance to use it.

Analyst Greg Anthony suspended after solicitation charge

The CBS basketball analyst was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.


Columbia College track teams open season

The men's and women's teams competed Friday at the Missouri Invitational at MU.

Texas A&M men's basketball rallies to beat LSU 67-64

The Aggies completed a 13-point comeback to notch their first road win of the season. They host Missouri on Wednesday.

Columbia College men's basketball wins sixth straight game

Columbia trailed 18-10 midway through the first half before going on a 19-3 run to lead 29-21 at halftime. In the second half, the Cougars outscored the Owls 43-17 to pick up the victory.

Stephens College women's basketball loses sixth straight conference game

After shooting only 12.5 percent from the floor in the first half, the Stars (2-15, 2-10 American Midwest Conference) would go on to lose their sixth straight conference game.

Columbia College women's basketball's 8-game win streak snapped

Columbia trailed 45-30 at halftime before Williams Woods used a 9-1 run to begin the second half, stretching their lead to 54-31. The Cougars cut the lead to nine points later in the half, but were never able to get closer.

San Jose loses appeal over proposed Oakland Athletics move

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday that the claims were barred by baseball's antitrust exemption, established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922 and upheld in 1953 and 1972.

Muhammad Ali back in hospital for 'follow-up care'

The three-time former heavyweight champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday. Ali is in stable condition.

San Diego's Petco Park to host baseball's 2016 All-Star game

This summer's game will be played in Cincinnati on July 14. The same league hasn't hosted the game in consecutive years since 2006 at Pittsburgh's PNC Park and 2007 at San Francisco's AT&T Park.