Women's sports

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel around his head during a changeover against Joao Sousa, of Portugal, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 03, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing much more resistance from the 90-degree heat and 50-percent humidity than from his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic figured he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic left...
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Serena Williams reacts after defeating Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 02, 2018 - 8:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams' yells of "Come on!" crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped a backhand winner to claim the third set's opening game Sunday, Williams let out her loudest shout of...
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A performer sings during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia billed itself the "Energy of Asia" during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country's diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, poses with a fan after defeating Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 02, 2018 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The most pivotal part of Roger Federer's U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam. The most spectacular part? That came, anyone who saw it surely would agree...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, hits tennis balls to fans after defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich, of Belarus, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 01, 2018 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Naomi Osaka swept her way into the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0, 6-0. The No. 20 seed from Japan needed just 50 minutes, 25 per set, to eliminate the...
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South Korea's Son Heung-min celebrates after winning Japan during the soccer men's gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 01, 2018 - 10:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service. Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games gold medal soccer game on Saturday. The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all...
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United States' Christen Press, second from left, is hugged by teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 01, 2018 - 1:34 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Tierna Davidson scored her first career goal, Christen Press added a second-half goal and the U.S. women's national team extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games with a 3-0 victory over Chile in an exhibition match Friday night. Four weeks after winning the Tournament of...
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Milos Raonic, left, of Canada, shakes hands with Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, after Raonic won their third-round match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 31, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Stan Wawrinka's return to the U.S. Open is over. The 2016 champion was eliminated by No. 25 seed Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-3 in the third round. Wawrinka's nine-match winning streak in Flushing...
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Serena Williams returns a shot to Venus Williams during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2018 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams equaled her most-lopsided victory ever in 30 professional meetings with sister Venus, beating her 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night in the third round of the U.S. Open. Serena shook off an early ankle injury to win seven straight games and seize control in perhaps her most...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Karen Khachanov, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's knee was bothering him. His decade-younger, barrel-chested U.S. Open foe was bashing the ball. The defending champion was two points away from falling into a two-set hole. Then he was two points away from dropping the third set. And then he was one point from losing...
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