Women's sports

Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Sparks guard Odyssey Sims (1) defends during the first half of a single elimination WNBA basketball playoff game Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 24, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics rout the Los Angeles Sparks 96-64 on Thursday night in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. Los Angeles and Minnesota — the past three WNBA champions — have both been eliminated from the postseason...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor, Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:06 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June, when she denied that witnesses told her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, former Michigan State University gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages reacts during the womens gymnastic's meet in East Lansing, Mich. Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Klages was charged Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 with lying to police amid an investigation into the school's handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Sundeep Dhanjal/The State News via AP File)
August 23, 2018 - 5:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates with the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wickenheiser is the Toronto Maple Leafs new assistant director of player development. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:35 am
TORONTO (AP) — One of the top players in women's hockey history is joining the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office. Longtime Canadian national team star Hayley Wickenheiser is the NHL club's new assistant director of player development. She attended the team's development camp as a guest coach in...
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Mark Schubert, left, former USA Swimming's National Team head coach, talks with former Australian swim coach Dennis Cottrell at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Dismissed in 2010 as the American head coach, Schubert has been working for a year as a "part-time adviser" for the Chinese team. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest. Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a...
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China's Liu Xiang celebrates after winning the women's 50m backstroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang of China swam a world-record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal on Tuesday night at the Asian Games. Liu has become the first woman to swim under 27 seconds in the event, breaking the mark of 27.06 set by fellow Chinese...
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CORRECTS DATELINE TO MINNEAPOLIS INSTEAD OF ST. PAUL, MINN. - Head coach Cheryl Reeve, left, speaks with Lindsay Whalen Lindsay Whalen following her last regular season game for the Minnesota Lynx Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Minneapolis. Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career. The Lynx closed the WNBA basketball season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Mystics. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth...
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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 20, 2018 - 12:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while...
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Sung Hyun Park, of South Korea, tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 19, 2018 - 9:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park blew one chance to jump back on top of the world Sunday. The South Korean star made sure it didn't happen again. After missing a short birdie putt on the final hole of regulation and leaving the door open for Lizette Salas, Park made a 15-foot birdie putt on the...
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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, holds up the Havemeyer Trophy on the 13th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the USGA Amateur Golf Championship Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur, beating UCLA sophomore Devon Bling 6 and 5 to cap a dominant week at Pebble Beach. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 19, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Viktor Hovland's week at the U.S. Amateur went so well that even when he made rare mistakes with drives into hazards, it didn't end up hurting him at all. Hovland recovered from one to take the lead for good on the fourth hole of the 36-hole final and another to halve...
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