Women's sports

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, left, and Austria's Dominic Thiem pass each other during the changeover in their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2019 - 9:06 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 4 p.m. Dominic Thiem has ended Novak Djokovic's 26-match winning streak at Grand Slam tournaments with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 victory to reach the French Open final. The match lasted two days after it was suspended early in the third...
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France's players celebrate at the end of the Group A soccer match between France and South Korea on the occasion of the Women's World Cup at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 08, 2019 - 7:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The Women's World Cup gripped French TV watchers after nearly 11 million people tuned in for France's opening match against South Korea on Friday. National broadcaster TF1 said the viewing audience peaked at 10.9 million — a French TV record for a Women's World Cup match — attracting...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, is congratulated by Switzerland's Roger Federer after winning their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2019 - 1:07 am
PARIS (AP) — It's rough enough for Roger Federer — well, let's be honest, anyone holding a tennis racket — to try to deal with Rafael Nadal's unflinching excellence on the French Open's red clay. Mix in a wild wind, and Federer, so great for so long, against anyone else and anywhere else, morphed...
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France players celebrate at the end of the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. France won 4-0. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 07, 2019 - 6:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's women took a first step to follow in the World Cup footsteps of the French men. Wendie Renard, at 6-foot-2 the tallest player in the tournament, scored twice on headers off corner kicks, and Les Bleues overwhelmed South Korea 4-0 Friday night in a gala World Cup opener...
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France's Eugenie Le Sommer, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 07, 2019 - 5:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong women's...
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CORRECTS TO MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS AND REMOVES GYMNAST REFERENCE - In this June 30, 2016 photo, coach John Holman works with a gymnast at Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center in Allentown, Pa. Holman, who has coached for about 40 years at Parkettes Gymnastics Club, has been barred by USA Gymnastics from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call that Holman's suspension, issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, is a requirement when such allegations are reported. (Emily Paine/The Morning Call via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 5:15 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. John Holman's interim restriction issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a requirement...
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Taiwan's Chan Latisha and Croatia's Ivan Dodig hold the trophy after winning the mixed doubles final of the French Open tennis tournament against Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Croatia's Mate Pavic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
June 07, 2019 - 12:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Ivan Dodig of Croatia are the first duo to win two consecutive French Open mixed doubles championships — and they beat Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Mate Pavic of Croatia in the final both times...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers his speech during the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Hours ahead of his re-election unopposed, Infantino tells 211 member federations that today “nobody talks about crisis.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 07, 2019 - 8:46 am
PARIS (AP) — FIFA capped its first Women's Convention by announcing a partnership with UN Women to promote gender equity around the globe. "Of course FIFA is an organization which has a mission to develop football all over the world, but we also know that FIFA has a social role as well," FIFA...
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In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, photo, a construction worker carries a fence at the construction site of the Tokyo Olympic Village in Tokyo. A former Olympian and head of a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year’s games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 07, 2019 - 8:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — A former Olympian and head of a human-rights group is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 06, 2019 - 10:17 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open semifinals after beating Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The top-ranked Serb converted his second match point when the fifth-seeded Zverev put a backhand long. Djokovic next plays No...
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