Women's sports

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, athletes compete in a marathon swimming test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body want similar treatment: find an alternative to the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay known as the “Odaiba Marine Park.”(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 06, 2019 - 1:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time, there is concern about the...
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Ohio State guard Janai Crooms, left, guard Kierstan Bell and guard Madison Greene celebrate the team's win over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
December 05, 2019 - 9:24 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dorka Juhasz scored 15 points and Kierstan Bell added 14 as Ohio State knocked off No. 2 Louisville 67-60 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on Thursday night. Ohio State took a 60-53 lead with 5 minutes left after Bell turned a steal into a layup and Juhasz scored from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States performs on the floor in the women's apparatus finals at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Biles will headline a post-Olympic tour coming to more than 35 cities in late 2020. Biles said the all-female tour will be a mixture of gymnastics and entertainment and is designed to empower young athletes across the country. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
December 04, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Simone Biles wants to bring gymnastics to the masses and plans to bring some of her friends along for the ride. The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 2020 that will be a mixture of sports and entertainment intended to inspire the next generation of female athletes. The...
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December 04, 2019 - 11:15 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...
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US Megan Rapinoe is seen on the screen after she awarded as the best female soccer player during the Golden Ball award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or, Golden Ball for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 02, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe has won the Ballon d’Or for the best female player of the year after leading the United States to World Cup glory in July. Rapinoe scored six goals in the tournament, earning her the Golden Boot as the top scorer and the Golden Ball as the top player. England...
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Stanford celebrates winning the championship over Mississippi State 67-62 at the Greater Victoria Invitational championship NCAA college basketball game in Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 12:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tara VanDerveer and Stanford are No. 1 for the first time in seven years. The Cardinal moved up two spots after a weekend that saw previous No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Baylor both lose on Saturday. It was only the third time since the Top 25 became a writers’ poll before the 1994-95...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Killington, Vt., Sunday, Dec.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 01, 2019 - 10:08 am
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is well set to win her home World Cup slalom for a fourth straight year, taking a big first-run lead on Sunday. With Shiffrin seeking a record-extending 42nd win in World Cup slaloms, the race took a familiar path. The 24-year-old American is 1.13 seconds...
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November 30, 2019 - 9:47 pm
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz wasn’t about to overstate the significance of beating the country’s top-ranked team during a late November tournament in the Caribbean. The eighth-ranked Cardinals handed No. 1 Oregon its first loss of the season, getting 18 points...
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Italy's Marta Bassino celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Killington, Vt., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 30, 2019 - 1:39 pm
KILLINGTON, Vt (AP) — Marta Bassino led an Italian 1-2 as a World Cup giant slalom victory at Killington eluded Mikaela Shiffrin again on Saturday. Bassino sealed a first career win by retaining her first-run lead to edge Federica Brignone by 0.26 seconds. Brignone, who won this race last year, was...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 photo, Israelis walk past a billboard showing Comedian Louis C.K. in the Israeli city of Holon near Tel Aviv. Two years after being swept up in the Me Too movement and acknowledging sexual misconduct with multiple women, comedian Louis C.K. took to the stage at a nearly packed basketball arena outside Tel Aviv, where the audience seemed ready to let it go.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 29, 2019 - 10:18 am
HOLON, Israel (AP) — Two years after being swept up in the #MeToo movement and acknowledging sexual misconduct with multiple women, comedian Louis C.K. took to the stage at a nearly packed basketball arena outside Tel Aviv, where the audience seemed ready to let it go. He acknowledged his...
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