Women's sports

Hellen Obiri of Kenya, right, wins the gold medal in the women's 5000 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Saturday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Hellen Obiri of Kenya has retained her world 5,000-meter title after a tense final lap. The Olympic silver medalist sped up sharply on the back straight of the last lap in an attempt to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler poses during a WNBA basketball news conference in Los Angeles. Toler was fired by the Sparks on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 04, 2019 - 8:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. The team said Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace Toler as GM and...
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Mutaz Essa Barshim, of Qatar, reacts after clearing the bar during the men's high jump finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Friday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The crowd in Qatar is delighted after Mutaz Essa Barshim retained his world title in high jump. Barshim jumped 2.37 meters, the best in the world this year, and his victory was sealed when...
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Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, wins ahead of Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of Bahamas, in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 8:45 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, reacts after competing in the heptathlon javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 4:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has swept to the gold medal in the heptathlon, capping a steady rise to the top for the British competitor. Johnson-Thompson failed to reach the medals at...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 03, 2019 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league’s MVP left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She didn’t return, and an MRI revealed the herniated disk...
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Grant Holloway, of the United States celebrates as he wins the gold medal in the men's 110 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. At center is Orlando Ortega, of Spain and at right is Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica who fell. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 02, 2019 - 5:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until after the gun went off. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday to...
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Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica, right, falls as Orlando Ortega, of Spain, finishes the the men's 110 meter hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 02, 2019 - 5:47 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 1:45 a.m. Spain is asking for the men’s 110-meter hurdles final to be re-run or _ failing that _ for its athlete to get an extra bronze medal. Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega was in contention for a medal...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2019 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She never returned. Without the league's MVP, Washington lost to Connecticut 95-86 on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. Mystics coach...
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Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, goes to the basket against Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, right, in the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 01, 2019 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun took advantage of Elena Delle Donne's early injury exit to beat the Washington Mystics 99-87 in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night and even the series. Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and 12...
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