Women's sports

Michelle Wie and her heavily strapped hand before she pulled out of day one of the Women's British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, near Lytham, England, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 10:57 am
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women's British Open midway through her first round because of a right hand injury on Thursday. The American golfer was 7 over after 12 holes at Royal Lytham when she quit. Wie, who is ranked No. 18, said in a post on Twitter she "gave...
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Andy Murray, of Britain, gestures during a match against Kyle Edmund, of Britain, during the Citi Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 01, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Murray is showing signs of returning to his old form, right down to the return winner he delivered on the last point of his first victory over a top-20 player in more than a year. Murray took a more aggressive approach as he works his way back from hip surgery and moved into...
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In this Sunday, July 29, 2018 photo, Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn putts on the 16th green during day four of the 2018 Women's Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, in East Lothian, Scotland. Jutanugarn is coming round reluctantly to the quirky nature of links golf and that makes the world’s No. 1 player an even more dangerous prospect heading into the Women’s British Open this week. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 8:28 am
Ariya Jutanugarn is coming round reluctantly to the quirky nature of links golf and that makes the world's No. 1 player an even more dangerous prospect heading into the Women's British Open this week. In the early stage of her career, Jutanugarn refused to adapt to the fierce winds and undulating...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:11 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. The...
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Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns to Donald Young, of the United States, during the first round of the Citi Open tennis tournament Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 01, 2018 - 1:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stan Wawrinka's surgically repaired left knee is just fine. What's missing now for the three-time major champion as he goes through a rough season is the self-belief that comes with success. Wawrinka's latest quick exit came Tuesday night at the Citi Open, a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3)...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, serves against Johanna Konta, from Britain, during the first set of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
July 31, 2018 - 11:37 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In the most lopsided defeat of her career, Serena Williams' disappointing night back in the Bay Area ended in less than an hour as she lost her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Tuesday night to Johanna Konta, 6-1, 6-0. When the 52-minute match ended on...
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Kathleen Baker celebrates after her world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker had settled for a first-place tie in the 200-meter backstroke. In the 100 back, she wanted the attention for herself. Setting a world record guaranteed it. The 21-year-old Olympian won in 58.00 seconds at the U.S. national championships on Saturday night,...
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Team Candace Parker's Angel McCoughtry (35) tries to rebound the ball against Team Delle Donne's Diana Taurasi (3) in the first half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
July 28, 2018 - 7:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lynx star Maya Moore said she's routinely asked if she has room for all of the awards she's won in her basketball career. She'll have to make space for another trophy after her performance on Saturday. Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team...
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July 28, 2018 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Australian sailor Wendy Tuck has become the first woman to skipper the winning vessel in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Tuck, 52, from Sydney, led the Sanya Serenity Coast team to victory in the race that finished in Liverpool on Saturday. Her team beat 25-year-old British...
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Caeleb Dressel looks at the times after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Friday, July 27, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 27, 2018 - 11:51 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel bounced back from a clunker of a swim in the 100-meter freestyle and won for the first time in three events at the U.S. national championships, taking the 100 butterfly Friday night to earn a berth on the team for the Pan Pacific championships. Dressel, winner...
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