Women's sports

Isiah Young celebrates with Justin Gatlin, left, after winning his preliminary heat in the men's 100-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 25, 2019 - 10:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A little bit of rust was expected by Allyson Felix. After all, this was her first race in 13 months and as a mom . Maybe not quite as expected was a little bit of anxiousness waiting to see if she would advance. The six-time Olympic gold medalist breathed a sigh of relief as...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts after third baseman Anthony Rendon threw out Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia at first base on a ground ball in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2019 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Max Scherzer on a pitch count and Washington's bullpen worn out from a doubleheader, manager Dave Martinez had a plan for how to get his staff through a game against the struggling Colorado Rockies. Then the Nationals rallied to take the lead, and Martinez's best option was...
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July 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Paula Creamer is leading a major tournament again, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 64 Thursday in the first round of the Evian Championship. When Creamer last topped a major leaderboard, she won the 2010 U.S. Women's Open by four strokes to get her ninth title on the...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 8:44 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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FILE - In this Monday July 21, 2019 file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her second place finish in the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle event on medical grounds. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man,File)
July 25, 2019 - 5:31 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is returning to competition at the world championships, with the ailing American set to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Ledecky's return marks her first competition since Monday, when she withdrew from the 200 free preliminaries and the 1,500 free...
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U.S. women's soccer team player Rose Lavelle's trophy rests on a table as she attends a welcome event in her honor at Fountain Square, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. Lavelle scored the second goal for the U.S. in the victory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 24, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The world champion U.S. women's team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. Paul, Minnesota. The Americans open the tour on Aug. 3 against Ireland at Pasadena, California. The U.S. Soccer Federation...
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Britain's bronze medalist Duncan Scott, right, refuses to stand with gold medalist China's Sun Yang, second left, as silver winner Japan's Katsuhiro Matsumoto, left, and joint bronze medal winner Russia's Martin Malyutin pose on the podium following the men's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 23, 2019 - 9:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. The Chinese star still got shunned on the medals podium again. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night after Danas Rapsys of Lithuania...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 9:18 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500 free final Tuesday at the world swimming championships because of illness. Her coach Greg Meehan said doctors were assessing Ledecky, but had no official diagnosis. "She woke up this morning...
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Britain's Adam Peaty holds up his gold medal after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 8:55 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also added more gold to her collection. Peaty claimed the title in 57.14 seconds, a night after he became the first...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts as she leaves the pool after the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 21, 2019 - 3:36 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-...
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