Update on the latest in sports:

Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 10:41:29-05


Top 25 basketball tonight

UNDATED (AP) — In Top 25 college basketball tonight, it's No. 4 Virginia at No. 22 Virginia Tech. No. 18 Kansas State takes on West Virginia and No. 20 Wisconsin vs. Illinois.

In women's basketball, No. 3 Oregon visits No. 9 Oregon State. No. 6 Notre Dame plays No. 12 N.C. State. And No. 23 Rutgers is at Indiana.


Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child.

Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon and Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open.

Williams hasn't played since her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova at last month's Australian Open, but she still overtook Caroline Wozniacki. The Danish player's points from reaching last year's Doha semifinals expired this week.

Osaka remains at the top of the rankings. Simona Halep is second and Sloane Stephens is third, while Petra Kvitova dropped to fourth.


Semenya arrives for landmark case at Swiss sports tribunal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic running champion Caster Semenya is in Lausanne, Switzerland for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.

The International Association of Athletics Federations wants women with naturally elevated testosterone to lower their levels by medication before being allowed to compete in world-class races from 400 meters to one mile.

IAAF president Sebastian Coe says, "The core value for the IAAF is the empowerment of girls and women through athletics." He says, "The regulations that we are introducing are there to protect the sanctity of fair and open competition."

Semenya is fighting the proposed regulations.

The scheduled five-day appeal case is among the longest ever heard by the sports court.


Niedermayer honored

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007.

The Ducks held the ceremony Sunday night before their game against Washington.

Niedermayer signed with Anaheim in 2005 after 13 seasons with New Jersey. He scored 60 of his 172 career goals in five seasons with the Ducks. He remains the franchise leader in goals, assists, points and power-play goals (39) among defensemen.


Tokyo governor won't speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's government has declined to weigh in on the future Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda.

Takeda is being investigated for his part in an alleged bribery scandal that French investigators believe may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics.

Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike told reporters "This is an issue for the JOC. Therefore, as the government of Tokyo, we are looking at what efforts need to be made in order to ensure the success of the games."