Women's sports

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)
March 06, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Mikaela Shiffrin’s chances of extending her three-year reign as overall champion took another hit when the alpine skiing World Cup Finals in Italy were canceled on Friday because of the virus outbreak. Shiffrin already lost her lead in the standings because of a month-long absence following the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 file photo, The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 04, 2020 - 2:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has joined Chicago State in canceling a trip to Seattle for a regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference men's basketball game this week over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the conference announced Wednesday. UMKC was scheduled to play Seattle...
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South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley stands on the court before an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Texas A&M 60-52. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 02, 2020 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As women's basketball teams finish up their regular season and turn their attention to the conference tournaments, South Carolina, Baylor and Oregon remain a step above everyone else. The Gamecocks stayed at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll released...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a mask takes pictures of the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. The spreading virus from China has put the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on July 24 - less than five months away. IOC President Thomas Bach declined to speculate about a postponement, cancellation, or any combination of those possibilities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 02, 2020 - 10:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The spreading virus from China has been reported in more than 60 countries and puts the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on July 24 — less than five months away. The Paralympics follow on Aug. 25. IOC President Thomas Bach, in an interview last week limited to Japanese...
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South Carolina forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) drives against Texas A&M forward N'dea Jones (31) during the first half of a women's NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 01, 2020 - 2:55 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mikiah Herbert Harrigan didn't ever really want to leave South Carolina, no matter what she thought after last season. Herbert Harrigan was torn between wondering what her role would be among the Gamecocks' highly regarded incoming freshman class and her love of the program. “...
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Galen Rupp crosses the finish line to win the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
February 29, 2020 - 4:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp, Aliphine Tuliamuk and America's other top distance runners have claimed their spots on the U.S. Olympic marathon team. That's only half the battle. Now they have to wait to see if the Tokyo Games will be held. Rupp reclaimed his status as the nation's top distance runner...
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From left, English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham, Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford, Irish Football Association chief executive Patrick Nelson, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell attend a press conference in Holywood, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Changes to the offside law are coming to soccer that will aim to give the benefit of the doubt to attacking players when goal decisions are reviewed by video replays. A law designed to stop goal-hanging will be subject to a global consultation that was approved Saturday by the International Football Association Board with the intention of giving an edge to attackers. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
February 29, 2020 - 12:38 pm
HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino acknowledged it was “wrong” that the annual laws of football meeting had only men taking the decisions on Saturday. FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura could not make the trip to Northern Ireland for the International Football...
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Pedestrians walk as some of them wear masks in downtown Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Amid fear and uncertainty caused by the spread of a new virus, Iranians are taking extra caution to avoid getting infected, as authorities canceled Friday prayers in Tehran, Qom and other cities. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 28, 2020 - 8:19 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran’s Shiite theocracy now has an enemy in the new coronavirus that infiltrated its leadership in plain view of state-controlled media and despite repeated denials of any looming...
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CORRECTS DATE. Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg prepares to play during the opening round of the New Zealand Golf Open in Queenstown, New Zealand, Thursday, Feb. 2Y, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 12:55 am
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — LPGA major winner Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden has missed the cut at the New Zealand Golf Open after becoming the first woman to play in the 101-year-old men's professional tournament. Lindberg shot 1-over 73 Friday to follow her first round 9-over par 80, finishing in...
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Harrie Lavreysen from the Netherlands celebrates after winning the gold meda in team sprint men final during the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 3:46 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Once again, the Americans will head to the Olympics as the gold-medal favorite in the women's team pursuit. The question now is whether they can finish the job. The quartet of Chloe Dygert, Jennifer Valente, Emma White and Lily Williams roared to the world championship at the Berlin...
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