Women's sports

Iranian women cheer during a soccer match between their national team and Cambodia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Azadi (Freedom) Stadium in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Iranian women were freely allowed into the stadium for the first time in decades. The decision follows the death of a young woman who set herself on fire after hearing she could face prison time for sneaking into an Iranian soccer match disguised as a man. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
October 10, 2019 - 4:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many...
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Simone Biles of the United States performs on the vault in the women's all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 10, 2019 - 11:21 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the gymnastics world championships Thursday, underlining her status as the clear favorite for next year's Olympic gold medal. The U.S. gymnast scored 58.999 points to finish 2.1 points ahead of China's Tang Xijing, who was...
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Connecticut Sun's Courtney Williams gets a lift from her father Don Williams after the Sun defeated the Washington Mystics in Game 4 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
October 08, 2019 - 9:59 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals with a 90-86 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. The title will be decided Thursday night in Washington...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the floor during women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 08, 2019 - 2:37 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title. It was Biles' 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is set to join the Professional Fighters League and host the new series “Mike Tyson’s New Fight Game: The PFL." Tyson will conduct interviews with fighters, and musicians, entertainers and other famous fans of mixed martial arts. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 07, 2019 - 12:31 pm
Mike Tyson is ready to talk your ears off about MMA. The former heavyweight champion is set to join the Professional Fighters League as host of the new series "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game: The PFL," which will debut this week on the league's YouTube channel and other digital platforms before the...
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October 07, 2019 - 12:28 pm
U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same...
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October 06, 2019 - 4:59 pm
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Cheyenne Knight struggled so much her rookie season that she made the cut in only half of her tournaments and figured she was headed back to the LPGA Tour qualifying series. One week changed everything. In the only LPGA event in her home state of Texas, in what she thought...
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Nia Ali, of the United States, celebrates with her baby after winning the the women's 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 06, 2019 - 4:15 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's no big leap to say Nia Ali had her hands full Sunday night — with one kid in her arms, another on her hip and a gold-medal ceremony on her schedule. And that was after the race. The American put an exclamation point on a world championships that any mother could love, adding...
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Noah Lyles of the United States crosses the finish line to win the men's 4x100 meter relay final ahead of silver medalist Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain & NI during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 05, 2019 - 5:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too. Nobody was letting it go. Motivated by a team meeting in the...
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Hellen Obiri of Kenya, right, wins the gold medal in the women's 5000 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Saturday (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Hellen Obiri of Kenya has retained her world 5,000-meter title after a tense final lap. The Olympic silver medalist sped up sharply on the back straight of the last lap in an attempt to...
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