Women's sports

United States' Serena Williams wipes the sweat from her face during her fourth round match against Romania's Simona Halep at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 21, 2019 - 4:22 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 2:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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Germany's Alexander Zverev smashes his racket in frustration during his fourth round match against Canada's Milos Raonic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 21, 2019 - 2:04 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Milos Raonic was just overwhelming Alexander Zverev with consistency, compounding the frustration with every service break. Roanic dropped serve in the opening game of their fourth-round match at the Australian Open but then went on a roll, winning eight straight games...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) drives in for a layup in front of Boston College's Makayla Dickens (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 20, 2019 - 3:28 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Final Four MVP Arike Ogunbowale knows No. 1 Notre Dame needs to clean up its act if it hopes to defend its NCAA championship. "We weren't focused taking care of the ball today," Ogunbowale said after scoring 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the...
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January 20, 2019 - 3:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late steal nearly cost Aislinn Konig and North Carolina State their spot as the only unbeaten team — women's or men's — in Division I. Konig scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 in overtime that helped the eighth-ranked Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech 70-61 on Sunday. "With...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn waves as she stands in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 20, 2019 - 11:42 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier's surgically repaired knees simply don't let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too severe; the psychological impact too much to...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, and Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas walk to their chairs during a break in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 20, 2019 - 6:25 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Two-time defending champion Roger Federer has been upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who becomes the first player from Greece to reach the quarterfinals at a...
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United States' Frances Tiafoe reacts after defeating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their fourth round at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 20, 2019 - 4:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe just kept shaking his head and calling the whole thing "crazy" and "unbelievable." Which it all kind of is. That he reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal on his 21st birthday by beating No. 20 seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (1), 7-5 at the...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 20, 2019 - 3:54 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty didn't want to play tennis. Didn't want to watch tennis, or even talk about the sport. She took a break from the tour after the 2014 U.S. Open to explore another career — in cricket. Yes, cricket. The game of wickets, tea breaks, of bowling maiden overs or...
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United States' Danielle Collins celebrates after defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 20, 2019 - 3:25 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Anyone unfamiliar with Danielle Collins — and that could be forgiven, really, considering her 0-5 mark at majors until this Australian Open — got a sense of what she's all about during her surprisingly easy upset of former No. 1 Angelique Kerber. Not just the 6-0, 6-2...
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