Women's sports

Simone Biles celebrates after competing on the beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 10, 2019 - 1:09 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The competition isn't the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she's dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long ago. What drives Biles is the voice in her head, the one that tells the best gymnast in the world that...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns the ball to Ekaterina Alexandrova, of Russia, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 9:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams opened with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens of Belgium...
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Simona Halep is a Romania returns a shot to Jennifer Brady of the US during round 2 of the Rogers Cup Women's tennis tournament in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 7:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto. She will face Russia's Ekaterina...
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Simone Biles stretches during practice for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 07, 2019 - 4:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface. And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18 months after the Olympic gymnastics champion revealed she was among the hundreds of athletes abused by...
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August 05, 2019 - 10:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics made their short trip to Las Vegas pay off Monday night, completing the second half of a game suspended by an earthquake with a 99-70 win over the Aces. The original game was suspended with Washington leading 51-36 after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake...
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Japan's Hinako Shibuno reacts as she holds the trophy as she celebrates after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Gold Club near near Milton Keynes, England, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 04, 2019 - 4:43 pm
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Hinako Shibuno of Japan finished with a birdie to win the Women's British Open by one shot over Lizette Salas on Sunday as she wrapped up a stunning major championship debut. The 20-year-old Shibuno, a rookie on the Japan LPGA Tour who was playing for the first time...
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U.S.forward Christen Press hugs forward Tobin Heath, left, for Heath's goal against Ireland during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
August 03, 2019 - 11:21 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Departing head coach Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team opened their post-World Cup domestic Victory Tour with a 3-0 victory over Ireland on Saturday night. Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd scored first-half goals on a celebratory evening at the Rose...
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Japan's Hinako Shibuno hits a shot during the AIG Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Gold Club near near Milton Keynes, England, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 03, 2019 - 8:45 pm
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Hinako Shibuno's dream debut continued Saturday in the Women's British Open when she shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The 20-year-old Shibuno, a rookie on the Japan LPGA Tour who is making her LPGA Tour and major championship debut,...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff, right, slaps hands with Catherine McNally, left, during a doubles match against Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, and Miyu Kato, of Japan, in the Citi Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 03, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coco Gauff reached the Citi Open women's doubles final Friday with fellow teenager Caty McNally, who also is into the singles semifinals in her first appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. Gauff and McNally routed the third-seeded team of Russian Anna Kalinskaya and Miyu...
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South Korea's Jin Young Ko plays off the 7th tee on day two of the Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Little Brickhill, England, Friday Aug. 2, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 1:40 pm
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai stretched her surprise lead at the Women's British Open to three shots, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 in Friday's second round. Buhai, who has never won on the LPGA Tour, birdied four of the final eight holes to post 12-under 132. The 30-year-old...
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