Women's sports

Norway's gold medal winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, left, and silver medal winner Henrik Ingebrigtsen celebrate after the men's 5000-meter final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 11, 2018 - 5:45 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the men's 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' Maria Vadeeva passes the ball during the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Seattle. While she's a rookie to the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 11, 2018 - 1:55 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles...
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Turkey's Ramil Guliyev celebrates winning the men's 200 meter final race at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 09, 2018 - 4:17 pm
BERLIN (AP) — World champion Ramil Guliyev won the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships on Thursday, and Elvira Herman of Belarus denied German hopes of gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Turkey's Guliyev set a championship record of 19.76 seconds in beating Britain's...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, David Poile, general manager of the Nashville Predators, poses with the NHL General Manager of the Year Award after winning the honor at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
David Poile will be honored this winter for a lifetime in hockey. He believes he still has plenty left to do. The Nashville Predators general manager is the headliner for the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist...
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Canada's Taylor Ruck, left, reacts on the podium after winning the women's 200m freestyle final with third placed Katie Ledecky of the US at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 09, 2018 - 7:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. A judge who sentenced Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing courtroom Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 08, 2018 - 2:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries. The Lansing State Journal reports that the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor's attorneys...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer, left, offers his opinion on a call to official Fatou Cissoko-Stevens during the first half of WNBA basketball game action against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night, Aug. 4, 20018, when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel.(Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 1:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a tough day. The Las Vegas Aces lost two games — one on the court, another for refusing to take the court. The WNBA ruled the Aces must forfeit last weekend's contest against Washington, which was called off when the Las Vegas players decided not to play because of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer, left, offers his opinion on a call to official Fatou Cissoko-Stevens during the first half of WNBA basketball game action against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night, Aug. 4, 20018, when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel.(Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in WNBA history, a team has forfeited a game. The league ruled Tuesday that Las Vegas will get a loss for its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of...
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August 06, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Serena Williams says she's been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are "totally normal." The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 5:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna met his new Houston Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting as he comes off a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The defending World Series champions acquired Osuna on...
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