Women's sports

In this photo Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley is interviewed by a reporter next to the trophy for the National Women's Soccer League championship during a media event at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. The National Women’s Soccer League opens its seventh season this weekend with lingering some questions about the overall health of the league but the encouraging possibility of a World Cup “bump.” (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson, File)
April 13, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the...
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Goal scorer Finland's Ronja Savolainen, left, celebrates after scoring with teammates Rosa Lindstedt, Noora Tulus and Jenni Hiirikoski during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Canada and Finland in Espoo, Finland, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 11:26 am
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Noora Raty made 43 saves as Finland handed heavily favored Canada its first loss in a semifinal at the women's world hockey championship, winning 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game. Ronja Savolainen scored twice, including the empty-netter to seal it with 37...
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Members of the U.S. team, from left in front low, Ashley Cain, Bradie Tennell, Mariah Bell, Madison Hubbell, from left in the background, Timothy Leduc, Zachary Donohue, Vincent Zhou and Nathan Chen pose with their gold medals for photographer during an award ceremony of the ISU World Team Trophy Figure Skating competition Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)
April 13, 2019 - 8:05 am
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the women's free skate but the United States held on to its huge overnight lead to win figure skating's World Team Trophy for the fourth time on Saturday. The U.S. topped the team standings with 117 points, owning to one-two finishes in the...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts during an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA men's basketball tournamenet against Virginia Tech in Washington. Williamson was named the John R. Wooden Men's Player of the year at the College Basketball Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 12, 2019 - 9:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zion Williamson of Duke insisted he doesn't know if he's going to declare for the NBA draft and leave Duke early. Then his words seemingly betrayed him. After winning the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's outstanding men's player at the College Basketball Awards Friday night,...
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Desiree Linden, left, of Washington, Mich., Yuki Kawauchi, center, of Japan, and Tatyana McFadden, right, of Clarksville, Md., applaud during a media availability on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston in advance of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday. Linden won the women's division, Kawauchi won the men's division, and McFadden women's handcycle division of the 2018 Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 3:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon race director never thought he would see a repeat of the rainy, windy and generally miserable conditions from last year's race so soon, but it looks as if it's going to happen. At least it's not expected to be as chilly along the 26.2-mile road from Hopkinton to...
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April 10, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. The Notre Dame guard decided to enter the draft and skip her senior season. She's the second Irish player to be drafted first after entering early joining Jewell Loyd, who had the honor in...
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April 09, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign-based teams competing in a mixed gender format with athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams — four...
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Team USA celebrates their seventh goal by Kendall Coyne Schofield, center, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between the USA and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the United States routed Russia 10-0 Tuesday in the final game of the preliminary round at the women's world championship. Annie Pankowski had three assists, and Alex Carpenter added two as 15 Americans had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1999, file photo, eight founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) pose at a celebration of the association's 50th anniversary in New York. Back row from left are Marilynn Smith, Marlene Hagge, Alice Bauer, Louise Suggs and Betty Jameson. Front row from left are Bettye Sanoff, Shirley Spork and Patty Berg. Marilynn Smith died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was 89.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, April 8, 2019, Huffman agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday...
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