Women's sports

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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FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 file photo, Referee Stéphanie Frappart of France during the of the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and Sweden at Roazhon Park in Rennes, France. Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
August 02, 2019 - 8:01 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, adding that the Frenchwoman will lead...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Ashley Wagner waits for her scores during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion writes in USA Today on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at the time and took his life in January at 33. Wagner says she was "absolutely paralyzed in fear." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion wrote in USA Today on Thursday that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, U.S. players hold the trophy as they celebrate their victory in the Women's World Cup soccer final in Decines, outside Lyon, France. FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the decision was made remotely. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
July 31, 2019 - 1:33 pm
FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Caster Semenya won’t defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to run without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs to compete in international events. Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 30, 2019 - 4:57 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya won't defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to compete in international events without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs. Semenya is locked in a court...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2019 file photo United States coach Jill Ellis attends a news conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France. A person with knowledge of the situation says Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 30, 2019 because the resignation has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
July 30, 2019 - 1:36 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women's World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the resignation has not been officially announced. Ellis has been coach...
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