Women's sports

FIFA President Gianni Infantino watches a Copa America Group A soccer match between Brazil and Peru at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 03, 2019 - 7:23 am
LYON, France (AP) — The coach of the Afghanistan women's soccer team says she is "disgusted" with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and called on the FIFA president to resign. FIFA banned Keramuudin Karim for life from soccer this month for repeated sexual abuse of female...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne pulls down a rebound next to Connecticut Sun guard Layshia Clarendon during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Thibault’s squad has been using a stellar defensive effort to win five in a row and now sit atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll. The Mystics are second in the league allowing just 73.2 points a game. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A'ja Wilson was surprised that she was one of the top two vote getters in early returns for WNBA All-Star fan balloting The reigning WNBA rookie of the year trailed Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics by less than 5,000 votes in the returns which were released Tuesday. Delle...
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United States' Alex Morgan celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 02, 2019 - 5:29 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping motion and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday night. The top-ranked United States will face the...
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The roof on Court number one closes for the Women's singles match between United States' Alison Riske and Croatia's Donna Vekic during day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 02, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The new roof over Wimbledon's No. 1 Court is being used for the first time during a match. With the light fading, organizers decided to close the roof to allow Donna Vekic and Alison Riske to complete their first-round...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after beating China's Saisai Zheng in their Women's singles match during day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 02, 2019 - 12:42 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Ash Barty played her first match as the No. 1 player in the world on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon, and she won. The top-seeded Australian, who followed her victory at the French Open by winning a grass-court warm-up tournament in Birmingham, advanced to the second round at the...
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July 01, 2019 - 5:01 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY Ash Barty will play her first match as the women's No. 1 when the French Open champion takes on Zheng Saisai of China in the first round at Wimbledon. Barty enters a Grand Slam tournament as the No. 1 seed for the first time...
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United States' Cori "Coco" Gauff, right, greets the United States's Venus Williams at the net after winning their Women's singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 01, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them. Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era,...
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Britain's Heather Watson celebrates after beating United States' Caty McNally to win their Women's singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 01, 2019 - 3:52 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon has tinkered with its traditional naming titles for this year's tournament. Spectators at the All England Club and those watching at home will still hear the chair umpire refer to female players as Miss, Mrs. or Ms., but only at certain times — in the same...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal arrives for a training session ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 01, 2019 - 3:21 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The chief executive of the All England Club says the formula used to seed players at Wimbledon is not contentious. Rafael Nadal, who is ranked second in world but was seeded third for the grass-court major, complained...
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South Africa's Caster Semenya, left, runs next to United States' Chrishuna Williams during the women's 800-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 30, 2019. Semenya won the race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 01, 2019 - 3:55 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Caster Semenya easily won the women's 800 at the Prefontaine Classic on Sunday, as an international court continues to debate her future in the event. The reigning Olympic champion and embattled three-time world champion won in 1 minute, 55.70 seconds, nearly three seconds...
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