Women's sports

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 09, 2020 - 11:21 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:15 p.m. Defending champion Rafael Nadal is through to a 13th French Open final after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (0). The 12th-seeded Argentine won their previous meeting last month in the Italian Open quarterfinals...
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Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo on Oct. 6, 2020. Japan is the home of judo, and the 19th-century martial art is sure to get more attention at home than any other sport at next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics. But it’s also drawing unwanted scrutiny over widespread allegations of violence, and accompanying injuries and abuse. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 09, 2020 - 12:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is the home of judo, and the 19th-century martial art is sure to get more attention at home than any other sport at next year's Tokyo Olympics. But it’s also drawing unwanted scrutiny over widespread allegations of violence, and accompanying injuries, abuse, and more than 100...
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Brittany Lincicome watches her tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 08, 2020 - 6:26 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome brought 13-month-old daughter Emery to a recent practice round at Aronimink Golf Club and let her run around the course and plop down on mom’s pink golf bag. Back home with dad, the TV was on for the family to watch Brittany do what she does best, as...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 08, 2020 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros — and lost her only tuneup match on the surface 6-0, 6-0 last month. Iga Swiatek is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s...
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Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Martina Trevisan in two sets 6-3, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 08, 2020 - 5:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 12:25 p.m. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek and Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska will open play in the main stadium at the French Open. The first women’s semifinal match is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on Court Philippe Chatrier. Two...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic massages his left upper arm in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 07, 2020 - 3:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic overcame a bothersome left arm and an early deficit to reach the French Open semifinals for the 10th time. The top-seeded Djokovic kept flexing and stretching that arm and got off to a slow start Wednesday night before he received massages from a trainer, righted himself...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic serves against Germany's Laura Siegemund in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 07, 2020 - 6:45 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova overcame some potentially costly double-faults to beat 66th-ranked Laura Siegemund 6-3, 6-3 and reach the French Open semifinals for the second time. Kvitova normally dictates...
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird poses for a photo after the team won basketball's WNBA Championship Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 06, 2020 - 9:31 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird helped Seattle finish off a dominant season with another championship. The dynamic duo powered the Storm to their second title in three seasons. They both missed last year with injuries. Stewart scored 26 points and Seattle completed a sweep of...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, United States women's national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis smiles during a training session at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, N.J. When Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team last year, U.S. soccer announced that it would endow a scholarship in Ellis' name to support female candidates in pursuit of Pro, A and B coaching license courses. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, the federation announced the SheChampions Mentorship Program, designed to support each Pro and A license candidate. Ellis is among those who will mentor the women in the program. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 06, 2020 - 5:39 pm
Jill Ellis never left soccer, she just shifted focus. The two-time World Cup-winning coach with the U.S. national team has turned her attention to making sure other women can pursue coaching careers in a sport where female coaches are rare. After Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team...
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Argentina's Diego Schwartzman celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem in five sets at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 06, 2020 - 4:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Diego Schwartzman played through the wind and rain, and into the dark of night, against Dominic Thiem at the French Open, contesting a total of 376 points spread out across five sets and 5 hours, 8 minutes, knowing all the while he'd never won a match of this magnitude. And so, as he...
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