Women's sports

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Michigan State University Provost June Pierce Youatt speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new MSU College of Human Medicine Research Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Education Department says it's fining Michigan State a record $4.5 million for failing to respond appropriately to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics. Michigan State announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, that its chief academic officer, Youatt, has resigned in response to the federal investigation. (Emily Rose Bennett/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other...
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Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, left, and Dallas Wings center Kristine Anigwe dive to the floor after a loose ball during a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 9:17 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones spent a few hours Wednesday night playing basketball, the rest of this week her focus has been on family and friends in her native Bahamas and the destruction from Hurricane Dorian Jones has not been able to talk to her parents for...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, reacts after winning the fifth set tie break for victory against Gael Monfils, of France, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 04, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matteo Berrettini describes his mental coach as a big help and a best friend. They've been speaking on the phone before and after every match during Berrettini's run to his first Grand Slam semifinal. They'll have a lot to chat about when it comes to this latest victory. Berrettini...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 1988 file photo, Spanish skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa speeds down the slope during the first run for the Olympic slalom competition, at Mt. Allan in Nakiska, Alberta. A search squad of hundreds is combing a mountainous area outside Madrid 10 days after former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa went missing. Spain's National Police said Fernandez was last spotted on surveillance video at a shopping center on Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police found the body of former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa in a mountainous area near Madrid on Wednesday after days of searching for her. Police said a tracking dog came across a woman's body near a peak in the forested area. Unidentified...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 03, 2019 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Rafael Nadal could make a 33rd career Grand Slam semifinal and three women have a chance at their first. Nadal faces No. 20 Diego Schwartzman in one men's quarterfinal and No. 13 Gael Monfils plays 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, clenches her fist after defeating Qiang Wang, of China, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. Williams won 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers associated with Serena Williams' U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Wang Qiang were so stark, they bear reading more than once. Winners: 25-0. Points: 50-15. Minutes: 44. Score: 6-1, 6-0. This is the portion of the tournament that is supposed to be where winning a Grand...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov are headed to a fifth set in their U.S. Open quarterfinal. Federer won the first and third sets. Dimitrov took the second and fourth. They have been playing more than 2½...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, the United States team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands in Decines, France. Across the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), attendance overall is up about 15 percent this year, with the most dramatic upward swings coming after U.S. national team’s victory this summer at the World Cup in France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 03, 2019 - 8:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out. FIFA says it has sent "the updated bidding and hosting documents" to the eight member federations. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up prior to facing David Goffin, of Belgium, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY Roger Federer's potential path to the U.S. Open final no longer includes nemesis Novak Djokovic — or anyone else who ever has beaten him on a hard court, for that matter. Federer is 26-0 on that surface against the players left on...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, bites his shirt after defeating Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first man from Italy to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1977 might have an old wrist injury to thank. Matteo Berrettini, who is seeded No. 24, beat Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Monday at Flushing Meadows to move past the fourth round of any major...
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