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’Unbelievable’: Jankovic tops two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LONDON – About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. “I cannot stop smiling. … I was very brave at the end. You know, here I am,” she said through a giggle. “Unbelievable.” Jankovic kept using that word – …

Bow’s Nerbonne finds comfort zone at national field hockey tournament

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne has been to national field hockey events in the past. But she never had as much fun, or success, as she did …

Some of the saddest own goals in soccer

Friday, July 3, 2015

Laura Bassett bent over, pulled her soccer jersey over her face and sobbed. Her teammates gathered around her, but nothing they said could make it …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12-year-old ties for first in ESPN bracket challenge HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, finishing in a tie for first in ESPN’s …

Badgers’ Ryan not first to let emotions run hot after loss

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates Coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he …

As Blue Devils celebrate title, looking ahead to 2015-16

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Nobody will hang any nets to replace the ones Duke cut down Monday night for several months, giving the Blue Devils plenty of time to celebrate their fifth national championship. That doesn’t mean everyone else isn’t …

UConn women’s basketball titles

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 – UConn 63, Notre Dame 53 2014 – UConn 79, Notre Dame 58 2013 – UConn 93, Louisville 60 2010 – UConn 53, Stanford 47 2009 – UConn 76, Louisville 54 2004 – UConn 70, Tennessee 61 2003 – UConn 73, Tennessee 68 2002 – UConn 82, …

Three-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame for third straight title

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. …

UConn, Notre Dame set for rematch with national title at stake

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. It won’t be like last season’s game, when much …

Duke rallies past Wisconsin, 68-63, to win fifth national title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters outscored Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes last night to grit out …

Duke, Wisconsin step into spotlight in national title game

Monday, April 6, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a …

UConn back in title game after 81-58 win over Maryland

Monday, April 6, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have UConn back in the championship game for the third straight year. Now the Huskies are one victory away from a third straight title. Stewart scored 25 points and Tuck …

Coach Frese, Maryland hopes to end UConn’s run at Final Four

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins aren’t just happy to be back in the Final Four for a second straight season. They plan on sticking around through the weekend and play on Tuesday night for …