Women's sports

Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, returns a shot to Ryan Harrison, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 11:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Twitter is abuzz over an ad featuring Serena Williams. Ending with the tag line, "It's only crazy until you do it," the spot for her shoe and clothing sponsor shows video of Williams as a young girl,...
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Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 9:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don't deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails. Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament. Put those two types at opposite ends of a...
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Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stevens pose with the tournament's trophies during the reveal of the 2018 U.S. Open draw in New York, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 26, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings. On Monday...
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August 26, 2018 - 4:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the league. Stewart was given the award Sunday prior to Seattle opening its best-of-five semifinal playoff series against...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 7:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women's dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-...
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The combined Koreas march into Gelora Bung Karno Stadium under the "unification" flag during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 12:26 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two countries. One significant medal. A combined Koreas crew earned a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games on Saturday by finishing third in the women's 200-meter dragon boat final behind China and games host Indonesia. It was the first time a combined team from North...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her sleek, figure-hugging catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players' uniforms because "I think that sometimes, we've gone too far." (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says her relationship with the French Open is fine despite the Grand Slam tournament's plan to ban her skin-tight black catsuit. Williams says she has spoken with the French Tennis Federation president, who said in Tennis Magazine the outfit would no longer be...
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Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 12:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games —...
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Golf fans look on as Brooke Henderson, of Canada, tees off on the second hole during the women's Canadian Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 9:17 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sung Hyun Park emerged from the scorer's tent to a swarm of fans after shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday in the second round of the CP Women's Open. Few seemed to notice the defending champion and world's top-ranked female player as she strolled undisturbed down a path at...
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Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) confronts Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi after being fouled during the first half of a single-elimination WNBA basketball playoff game Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 11:06 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Diana Taurasi has made a career of playing her best on the biggest stage. The Phoenix star improved to 13-0 in playoff-deciding games, scoring 27 points in the Mercury's 96-86 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. "If I had...
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