Women's sports

Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2018 - 5:37 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Peter Gojowcyzk, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 11:00 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. It wasn't such a great day for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in...
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Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Wawrinka never got to defend his 2016 U.S. Open title, forced to miss last year's tournament because of a knee injury that dropped him far down the rankings. The U.S. Tennis Association made sure he has a spot this year. Wawrinka and former women's No. 1 Victoria Azarenka...
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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern tennis Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 11:09 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65...
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File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 4:08 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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U.S. team members cerebrate their victory over Japan in the 10th innings during Women's Softball World Championship final game Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 in Makuhari, east of Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 11:41 am
MAKUHARI, Japan (AP) — Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women's world softball championship on Sunday. Stewart's single down the third base line scored the runner from third as the defending champions...
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President Donald Trump stands in the rain with members of Bikers for Trump and supporters after saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 12, 2018 - 7:53 am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other...
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Norway's gold medal winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, left, and silver medal winner Henrik Ingebrigtsen celebrate after the men's 5000-meter final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 11, 2018 - 5:36 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to...
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Members of the Russian team hold up their gold medals after placing first in the men's artistic gymnastics team finals at the European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. From left, Nikita Nagornyy, David Belyavskiy, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Dmitrii Lankin and Artur Dalaloyan. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nikita Nagornyy kept his nerve during the last high bar exercise to help Russia win the men's team gymnastics final at the European Championships on Saturday. A day after Russia badly struggled on the apparatus in qualification, Nagornyy avoided risks in an unspectacular...
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