Women's sports

Nia Ali, of the United States, celebrates with her baby after winning the the women's 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 06, 2019 - 5:15 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...
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United States men's 4x100 relay gold winners Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman, right, celebrate at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 06, 2019 - 6:20 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...
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Hellen Obiri of Kenya, right, wins the gold medal in the women's 5000 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 2:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Saturday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Hellen Obiri of Kenya has retained her world 5,000-meter title after a tense final lap. The Olympic silver medalist sped up sharply on the back straight of the last lap in an attempt to...
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October 05, 2019 - 2:38 pm
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, Snoop Dogg performs onstage at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The University of Kansas has apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which the rapper performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. Athletic director Jeff Long said Friday, Oct. 4 "we expected a clean version of the show." Long said in a statement the school fell short of providing a "family atmosphere" during the annual kickoff for the school's beloved basketball program. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)
October 05, 2019 - 12:35 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. Athletic director Jeff Long said...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler poses during a WNBA basketball news conference in Los Angeles. Toler was fired by the Sparks on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 04, 2019 - 9:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. The team said Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace Toler as GM and...
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Steven Gardiner, of Bahamas, crosses the finish line to win the men's 400 meter finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Friday (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Steven Gardiner, the silver medalist in 2017, has done one better, winning gold in the men's 400 meters at the track world championships. The Bahamian clocked 43.48 seconds Friday in Doha...
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Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, wins ahead of Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of Bahamas, in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 9:45 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, reacts after competing in the heptathlon javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 5:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has swept to the gold medal in the heptathlon, capping a steady rise to the top for the British competitor. Johnson-Thompson failed to reach the medals at...
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Gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith, of Great Britain, celebrates with the Union flag after winning the women's 200 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2019 - 8:56 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until they neared the finish line. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday...
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