Women's sports

United States' Serena Williams reacts after winning a decisive point late in her match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. Williams won 2-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 08, 2020 - 2:46 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to...
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U.S. players celebrate after a goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle, second from right, during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Mexico on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 08, 2020 - 1:05 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics. Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured its place in Tokyo this summer with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 file photo, Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish Basketball Federation President and former basketball player, shows a ticket of the China national basketball team, during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 draw, at the headquarters of the FIBA (International Basketball Federation), in Mies, Switzerland. A former NBA player who got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its most successful era in the sport. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
February 07, 2020 - 4:39 am
MADRID (AP) — A former NBA player who first got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its most successful era in the sport. Jorge Garbajosa, known as the “Garbage Man” when he played for the Toronto Raptors, has helped revitalize...
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February 07, 2020 - 3:57 am
BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — First-round leader Madelene Sagstrom held a one-stroke lead over American rival Ally McDonald after two rounds of the LPGA's Vic Open. The tournament features male and female professionals playing in alternate groups over two courses at the 13th Beach Golf Links...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, right, runs out on to the Michigan Stadium field alongside the school mascot, Sparty, before an NCAA college football game with Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
February 04, 2020 - 2:46 pm
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. Dantonio went 114-57 as Michigan State's coach and won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The last of those three seasons included...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands in the fish Rea after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 03, 2020 - 11:35 am
Two-time Olympic champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin says her father, Jeff, has died. He was 65. “My family is heartbroken beyond comprehension about the unexpected passing of my kindhearted, loving, caring, patient, wonderful father,” the family posted on Shiffrin’s social media accounts. The U.S Ski...
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February 02, 2020 - 11:16 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nick Cushing signed off from Manchester City with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Women's Super League on Sunday before heading to Major League Soccer. Cushing is leaving women's soccer after six years in charge of City to become assistant manager of New York City FC,...
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Italy's Federica Brignone competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2020 - 3:52 am
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race on Sunday, strengthening her runner-up position in the standings. The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally. The American three-time...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup aloft after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 01, 2020 - 7:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Kenin sensed this was the moment that would matter. Up in the...
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Barbora Krejcikova, left, of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Nikola Mektic talk during their match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and partner Britain's Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 01, 2020 - 7:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Barbora Krejcikova successfully defended her Australian Open mixed doubles title by partnering with Nikola Mektic to beat Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5-7, 6-4 (10-1) in a fluctuating final under...
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