Women's sports

FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, Calgary Inferno's Brigette Lacquette, left, battles for the puck with Les Canadiennes de Montreal's Lauriane Rougeau during the second-period action of the Clarkson Cup hockey game in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Women's Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday, March 31. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The National Women's Hockey League is moving swiftly to expand to Toronto and Montreal following the demise of its Canadian-based rival. NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan told The Associated Press on Tuesday the league's board had approved an investment plan to establish teams in Canada's two largest...
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UConn forward Katie Lou Samuelson greets fans outside Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, as the team leaves campus for a record 12th straight trip to the women's NCAA college basketball Final Four. UConn will be seeking its 12th national title. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
April 02, 2019 - 2:11 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma is a bit bemused by what seems like a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the Huskies fan base. Hundreds of supporters, some lined up three or four deep behind barriers, waited almost an hour outside Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday to cheer the team as it headed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, right, shoots as Memphis' Jasmine James defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year. The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% from the field during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women’s basketball All-America team, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 12:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th consecutive year. The senior forward averaged 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 61.4% during the regular season for the Huskies to earn a spot on The Associated Press women's...
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Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24) and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) hold up the trophy after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 01, 2019 - 11:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's grandest stage. The two teams, who have had the best rivalry in the sport over the past decade, will square off on Friday night in the Final Four. It's the second consecutive year that they will...
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Baylor's Lauren Cox, right, drives against Iowa's Amanda Ollinger, left, during the first half of a regional final women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 01, 2019 - 9:11 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Maybe someone at the Final Four will actually give Baylor a game. Four rounds into the NCAA Tournament, and the Bears have barely faced any resistance. Baylor cruised to its first Final Four since 2012 with its latest bracket blowout, this one an 85-53 rout of Iowa on Monday...
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Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer directs her team during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Missouri State in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 01, 2019 - 8:54 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Defending national champion Notre Dame and Stanford have Hall of Fame coaches in Muffet McGraw and Tara VanDerveer and successful traditions that include two NCAA titles for each program. Even though they followed similar paths, they went years without meeting. But lately, they keep...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating John Isner in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 31, 2019 - 3:57 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever. For the ageless Federer, winning never gets old. Now 37, Federer became tennis' first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title...
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Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24), guard Crystal Dangerfield, center, and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) celebrate after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 31, 2019 - 2:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson put UConn on her injured back and shot the Huskies into a record 12th straight Final Four. Samuelson scored 29 points and second-seeded UConn held off No. 1 Louisville 80-73 on Sunday in the Albany Regional Final. "She made some shots today that only really...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Texas A&M in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 31, 2019 - 1:45 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top. For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, all the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the regional finals. It last happened in 2012, when Baylor won the national championship. The Lady Bears are in...
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South Carolina's Victaria Saxton (5) knocks the ball from Baylor's Kalani Brown (21) during the first half of a regional women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 30, 2019 - 3:52 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to have. "We're on a roll, and that's what it takes in the playoffs," Mulkey said. "You need to get on a roll, you need to stay healthy and have a little bit of luck." Her Bears are...
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