Women's sports

Viktor Hovland, of Norway, holds up the Havemeyer Trophy on the 13th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the USGA Amateur Golf Championship Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur, beating UCLA sophomore Devon Bling 6 and 5 to cap a dominant week at Pebble Beach. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Viktor Hovland's week at the U.S. Amateur went so well that even when he made rare mistakes with drives into hazards, it didn't end up hurting him at all. Hovland recovered from one to take the lead for good on the fourth hole of the 36-hole final and another to halve...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the finals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 19, 2018 - 6:15 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty. Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that's eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4,...
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Lizette Salas reacts after making a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 18, 2018 - 8:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey — a three-shot swing...
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August 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to...
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The combined Koreas march into Gelora Bung Karno Stadium under the "unification" flag during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 18, 2018 - 8:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a "unification" flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games. The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice,...
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Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 17, 2018 - 9:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships on Friday, stringing together one electric performance at the other to give herself a commanding lead over world...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns Milos Raonic, of Canada, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 17, 2018 - 6:46 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Enraged by his poor play in the opening set, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Friday night to reach...
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Morgan Hurd practices on the balance beam during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. The mandate to change the culture within USA Gymnastics will take years. Yet there are small signs at the U.S. Championships that the process has already begun under new high performance director Tom Forster, from quiet chats during the middle of meets to impromptu phone calls of encouragement. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 17, 2018 - 11:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen off the beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...
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Lizette Salas chips to the 13th green during the first round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 17, 2018 - 8:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas' waited 77 minutes to line up her 4-foot putt to take the lead Thursday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. She refused to let the weather delay get to her. When the 29-year-old California player returned to the course, she quickly rolled in the birdie putt,...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:33 am
FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say. The Roanoke Times reports 57-year-old Debbie L. McCulley is accused of mooning the stands, but a judge Thursday said the indecent exposure charge could be dropped...
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