Women's sports

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Karen Khachanov, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's knee was bothering him. His decade-younger, barrel-chested U.S. Open foe was bashing the ball. The defending champion was two points away from falling into a two-set hole. Then he was two points away from dropping the third set. And then he was one point from losing...
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Elise Mertens, of Belgium, pumps her fist after winning a set against Barbora Strycova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 31, 2018 - 12:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:20 p.m. No. 15 seed Elise Mertens continued her breakthrough season by reaching the U.S. Open's fourth round with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 23 Barbora Strycova. Mertens had never won a match at Flushing Meadows...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 30, 2018 - 10:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open on Thursday, and barely even trying. Didn't move while so-so serves flew by for aces. Casually put groundstrokes into the net. Double-faulted without caring. The crowd began booing. The chair umpire, Mohamed Lahyani, decided to intervene...
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Frances Tiafoe serves to Adrian Mannarino, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 30, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:15 p.m. In a U.S. Open matchup between two young, up-and-coming men in the top 50, 19-year-old Alex de Minaur beat 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the third round at a second Grand Slam...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:37 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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Luka Modric holds his UEFA Men's Player of the Year trophy as he stands next to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
August 30, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MONACO (AP) — Croatia captain Luka Modric has been voted the best player in Europe last season, edging former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the UEFA award. Modric helped Madrid to win a third straight Champions League title, and fourth in five...
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Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, hits a return to Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 30, 2018 - 12:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza let a lead slip away and was stunned in the second round of the U.S. Open by 202nd-ranked Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. The 12th-seeded Muguruza was...
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Serena Williams returns a serve by Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 29, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U.S. Open, their earliest showdown at a major tournament in 20 years. Serena Williams set up the highly...
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 3, 2018 file photo, Alize Cornet of France returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. The U.S. Open on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match a day after a women's player was penalized for doing so. The tournament said it regretted the code violation issued to Alize Cornet of France, a ruling that was criticized by players and fans who thought it was unfair to women because male players frequently do it.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Wednesday that a chair umpire incorrectly warned French player Alize Cornet for changing her shirt on court at the U.S. Open — the latest example in recent days of ways in which men and women are treated differently in tennis. Off court...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Kevin Hart is interviewed after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis. The Professional Fighters League is the latest mixed martial arts promotion that will try and compete with UFC. Comedian Kevin Hart is among the investors in the league. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)
August 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm
Kevin Hart had a bit in his standup routine where his attempt to trash-talk his way out of a fight ended up with the comic offering a hug instead. "This is dumb. I don't want to fight you," Hart says to laughter . "This is stupid. You've got to have a purpose, man. I'm not that guy." Hart will...
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