Women's sports

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, goes to the basket against Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, right, in the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 01, 2019 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Connecticut Sun know they'll get to play two games at home. The Washington Mystics hope to have Elena Delle Donne back for both of them. Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Sun took advantage of Delle Donne's early injury exit to beat the Mystics 99...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2019 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She never returned. Without the league's MVP, Washington lost to Connecticut 95-86 on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. Mystics coach...
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Donovan Brazier, of the U.S., celebrates wining ahead of Amel Tuka, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in yellow, in the the men's 800 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 01, 2019 - 3:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Less than 24 hours after distance running coach Alberto Salazar was banned for doping offenses, an athlete he trained won gold in the 800 meters. Donovan Brazier took command of the field at the...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. smiles as she arrives for a news conference prior to the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, Oct.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 01, 2019 - 2:52 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though. At the upcoming world championships in Germany, Biles can break the record for most medals won by any gymnast. More than that, she can write herself into...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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September 30, 2019 - 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic...
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Karsten Warholm, of Norway, kisses a hurdle after he won the gold medal in the men's 400 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
September 30, 2019 - 6:36 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There was no way Karsten Warholm of Norway would dare be disappointed. He cleared all 10 hurdles, beat all seven guys, won his second straight gold medal at world championships and remained undefeated in 2019 — a perfect 9 for 9. That world record, however, remains unbroken, just...
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Mariya Lasitskene, of participates as a neutral athlete, clears the bar during the women's high jump finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 30, 2019 - 3:54 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships Monday (all times local): 10.50 p.m. Norway's Karsten Warholm has defended his title in the 400-meter hurdles but fell short of world record pace, as Qatar celebrated its first medal for the home team. Warholm went out fast...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 29, 2019 - 11:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Connecticut Sun rallying, Elena Delle Donne wouldn't be denied down the stretch for the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The league's MVP scored two big baskets for Washington after Connecticut had cut its deficit to four in the fourth quarter and the...
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Anzhelika Sidorova, of participates as a neutral athlete, clears the bar during the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 29, 2019 - 3:54 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest from the track and field world championships in Qatar on Sunday (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Russia has its first gold medalist at the world championships, but its anthem won't be played. Anzhelika Sidorova smashed her personal best by 4 centimeters, clearing 4.95...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. On the 10th anniversary of Semenya blowing away the field in the 800 at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, she won't comply with the International Association of Athletics Federations' latest version of a regulation to lower her level of natural testosterone.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
September 28, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has dominated her event like no other female athlete in track over the past 10 years, winning two Olympic golds and three world championships. A world title will be handed out Monday night without Semenya, still in her prime and still the...
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