Women's sports

July 24, 2020 - 1:04 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player's charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday...
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Volunteers with the Blue Sky Rescue team perform disinfecting of a cinema before it reopens for business in Beijing Friday, July 24, 2020. Theaters in China, the world's second largest movie market, this week reopened from the coronavirus shut down with theaters limited to 30% capacity. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 24, 2020 - 3:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday as health authorities outlined a phased process to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Tae-ho also said at a virus...
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FILE - WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals, in a Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo, in Washington. Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is not in favor of the WNBA's social justice plans and has sent a letter to Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league’s initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement when the season begins in Florida. Loeffler is a U.S. Republican senator running for re-election in Georgia.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 23, 2020 - 1:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert believes the measures that the league has taken to ensure the players are safe as they work toward their season have been effective. Engelbert said on a conference call Wednesday that there were two positive tests for the coronavirus when the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) is tackled by Clemson during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The NCAA's latest guidance for playing college sports during the COVID-19 pandemic recommends testing players once a week within 72 hours of competition. For typical Saturday football games, that means Wednesday would be the soonest athletes would be tested. Is that enough for a team of about 100 athletes playing a contact sport to get through a season without major disruptions? Especially, considering simply being exposed to someone who tests positive can land an athlete in quarantine for two weeks? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 22, 2020 - 1:48 pm
The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision later this week on whether to conduct fall championships as college sports tries to find a path to play through the pandemic. A letter dated July 21 was sent by committee chairman Shane...
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July 21, 2020 - 9:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett wants to come back to Minnesota — as a Timberwolves owner. The longtime NBA superstar said Tuesday he is part of a group that is hoping to buy the franchise from Glen Taylor, who has owned it since 1994. Taylor said in a statement he was recently approached by a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during a semifinal at the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. The Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying, was called off Tuesday, July 21, 2020, because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.”(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 21, 2020 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-court tournament in the nation’s capital that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the pandemic was scrapped Tuesday — but the group in charge of the U.S. Open immediately said the tuneup’s cancellation “in no way impacts” its Grand...
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Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 21, 2020 - 11:36 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Storied Russian hockey club CSKA Moscow says that seven players have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says the unnamed players tested positive Tuesday and that none of them are displaying symptoms...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, actress Natalie Portman speaks at the launch of the Fifth Annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring a National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City FC, will bring the league to 11 teams. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 21, 2020 - 10:20 am
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC will join the nine current NWSL clubs...
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Cutout photos of Brighton fans fill the empty stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Newcastle United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, England, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Glyn Kirk/Pool via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 6:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ The Mountain West has postponed its football virtual media days which were scheduled for July 27-29. The league didn’t say when the online event would take place, saying only that “any future decisions and...
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FILE - Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, center, attends the WNBA All-Star festivities in a Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, in Las Vegas. The WNBA put all 12 of its teams at a single site in IMG Academy in Florida hoping the full 22-game season would be able to be played in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Two weeks in to the experiment and Stewart and the other players and coaches have been adjusting to their home for the next few months. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 19, 2020 - 3:36 pm
Sue Bird has seen a lot in her storied playing career in the WNBA, overseas and the Olympics. While nothing the 39-year-old Seattle Storm guard experienced has prepared her for life in the WNBA bubble, she is making the best of the situation. The WNBA put all 12 of its teams at a single site — the...
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