Naomi Osaka rallies in Miami Open final; Daniil Medvedev upset in quarter-finals

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Naomi Osaka’s eyes filled with tears at the end of her match, a scene far too familiar to her in recent years. These were of the happy variety. For the former world No. 1, this is major progress. Unranked Osaka defeated No. 22 Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday in … Read more

Could have been any WNBA player

MINNEAPOLIS — Two of USA Basketball’s Brittney Griner teammates have broken their silence on the star player’s imprisonment in Russia. Most WNBA players have been reluctant to talk about Griner’s detention for drug trafficking in Russia, hoping to avoid hurting his case. “People say she’s 6-foot-9, she’s different. It’s really not about that,” American basketball … Read more

Atthaya Thitikul outlasts Nanna Koerstz Madsen in playoffs to win LPGA Tour JTBC Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Atthaya Thitikul won the JTBC Classic on Sunday for his first LPGA Tour title, three putts for bogey on the second playoff hole, but still outlasted Nanna Koerstz Madsen. “It’s just crazy in my mind right now,” Thitikul said. “I can’t believe I became an LPGA winner. It’s also unbelievable.” After Koerstz … Read more

Sources detail alleged US Ski and Snowboard interference in sexual misconduct investigation

Multiple sources, including women who accused former US Snowboard head coach Peter Foley of sexual assault and misconduct, detailed to ESPN the events that prompted the US Center for SafeSport’s accusation that which US Ski and Snowboard interfered with its investigation. They told ESPN that US Ski and Snowboard representatives failed to properly report the … Read more

Lia Thomas finishes 8th in the 100-yard freestyle, the last race of her college swimming career

ATLANTA — Penn swimmer Lia Thomas’ college swimming career ended with an eighth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday. Thomas posted a time of 48.18 seconds, 0.81 seconds slower than his qualifying time of 47.37 seconds. Virginia freshman Gretchen Walsh finished first in 46.05 seconds to win her first NCAA individual championship. Yale junior … Read more

Lia Thomas reaches third final at NCAA swimming championships, to be seeded No. 4 in 100-yard freestyle

ATLANTA — Penn swimmer Lia Thomas will be seeded fourth in Saturday night’s 100-yard freestyle final after posting a season-best time of 47.37 seconds in the morning preliminaries at the women’s swimming and swimming championships. NCAA diving. Thomas was seventh after the first 50, but climbed to second in her heat behind Virginia rookie Gretchen … Read more

Penn’s Lia Thomas is tied for fifth in the 200-yard freestyle final at the NCAA Swimming Championships

ATLANTA — In her second appearance in the NCAA Finals, University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas tied for fifth in Friday’s 200-yard freestyle at the McAuley Aquatic Center. Stanford junior and Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck won the title, edging out Cal senior Isabel Ivey at the wall in 1 minute, 41.12 seconds to set a … Read more

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas advances to women’s 200 freestyle final at NCAA swimming championships

ATLANTA – University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas advanced to her second final at the NCAA championships on Friday morning after finishing the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 42.09 seconds to secure the second seed for the evening finals. Stanford junior and Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck will be the top seed, after winning her heat … Read more

Amid protests, Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas becomes the first known transgender athlete to win the Division I national championship

ATLANTA – Lia Thomas is a national champion. Thomas, who is a transgender woman, hit the wall in 4 minutes 33.24 seconds in the 500-meter freestyle on Thursday night to become the first known transgender athlete to win a Division I national championship in any sport. Thomas finished 1.75 seconds ahead of Emma Weyant of … Read more

WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia extended until May 19

A court near Moscow has extended the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to Russian news agency Tass. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17 after Russian authorities said a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges allegedly containing cannabis-derived oil, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 … Read more