Women's sports

Rudy Meredith, former Yale women's soccer coach, departs federal court in Boston on Thursday, March 28, 2019, where he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 28, 2019 - 4:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at Yale University pleaded guilty Thursday to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were recruits to boost their chances of getting into the school. Rudy Meredith, 51, is the third person to plead guilty...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, the Baylor University logo is displayed on the football field at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. A federal judge has ordered a law firm to turn over thousands of records that lawyers say should give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman ruled Thursday, March 28, 2019, that Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton must produce all materials related to its internal review that resulted in a 2016 summary report finding "institutional failure at every level." (AP Photo/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman said in his order that Philadelphia-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco, center, talks with Connecticut athletic director David Benedict, right, before an NCAA college basketball game between UConn and South Carolina, in Storrs, Conn.Aresco says the league's new media rights deal with ESPN gives the AAC a platform similar to having its own branded network. The American and ESPN announced a 12-year agreement that runs through the 2031-32 school year. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 28, 2019 - 8:53 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is expressing reservations about a new media-rights deal that could force fans to pay an added subscription fee to watch many of the school's football and basketball games. The $1 billion, 12-year deal between the American Athletic Conference and...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up for his match against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 10:34 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer will face a hectic few days if he's going to win another Miami Open. He's off to a good start. Federer is through to the quarterfinals, having little trouble on the way to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday — needing only 61...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Semenya has accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening “old wounds” in an interview in an Australian newspaper, where he said female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to fairness in women’s sport. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
March 27, 2019 - 8:36 am
Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an Australian newspaper interview, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to "the sanctity of fair competition...
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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a volley to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 12:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno. The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. John (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 27, 2019 - 12:35 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court. The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open Tuesday. He also made an early exit from Indian Wells earlier in the month. Djokovic was looking to...
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Maryland forward Stephanie Jones, left, shoots over UCLA forward Michaela Onyenwere, second from left, Maryland forward Shakira Austin (1) and UCLA forward Lajahna Drummer during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Monday, March 25, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 25, 2019 - 8:22 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 30 points, Japreece Dean added 22 and UCLA squeezed past No. 3 seed Maryland 85-80 Monday night to earn its fourth consecutive berth in the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament. Dean, the smallest player on the court, sank two free...
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Bianca Andreescu, left, of Canada, receives medical treatment from Lisa Pataky, of the WTA, during her match against Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Andreescu retired from the match. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 25, 2019 - 3:36 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu retired from her fourth-round match at the Miami Open while trailing Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 2-0 Monday. Andreescu called a medical timeout after the first set to receive treatment on her right shoulder. She received similar treatment...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, kneels on the court during her match against Hsieh Su-Wei, of Taiwan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 23, 2019 - 10:21 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power. Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost in the third round to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan...
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