Women's sports

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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July 30, 2019 - 1:33 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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FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018. According to a letter released Monday, July 29, 2019 by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include the benefits received only by the women, like health care. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 29, 2019 - 8:24 pm
Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women's national team has been paid more than the men's team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and...
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Dalilah Muhammad smiles as she wins the women's 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 29, 2019 - 1:46 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The running joke between Dalilah Muhammad and some of her competitors goes like this: She orders the wet conditions. Because she reigns in the rain. On a drizzly Sunday night, Muhammad broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400-meter hurdles by finishing in 52.20 seconds at...
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South Korea's Ko Jin-young celebrates hitting a birdie putt on the 17th green in the rain during the last round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
July 28, 2019 - 12:50 pm
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Jin Young Ko clinched her second major title of the season, firing a final round 4-under 67 in the rain Sunday to win the Evian Championship by two shots with a 15-under total of 269. Winner of the season's first major, the ANA Inspiration in April, Ko closed out the...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel, left, and Sweden's Sarah Sjsotrom pose with their trophies for top male and female swimmers at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 28, 2019 - 9:32 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — This time, Caeleb Dressel stands alone. The American won his record eighth medal at the world swimming championships Sunday, helping the U.S. to silver in the 4x100-meter medley relay after anchor Nathan Adrian got overtaken for gold in the closing meters. "Part of me is...
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Max Holloway, right, punches Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 12:54 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway (21-4-0) won a unanimous five-round decision. The 27-year-old Hawaiian kept Edgar at a distance throughout the fight, stinging him...
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