Women's sports

Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 24, 2019 - 4:44 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal reached the Australian Open final for the fifth time by beating 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0. The 17-time major champion was relentless against an up-and-coming player...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) tries to escape from Georgia Tech linebacker Victor Alexander (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. The NCAA quietly made a big change last year that helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 23, 2019 - 4:24 pm
Last year, a high-profile overhaul of NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports. A much quieter change, however, helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. The modification to...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 23, 2019 - 9:13 am
Lindsey Von isn't quite done yet. The most successful female World Cup skier in history says she remains "hopeful" that she can fix her ailing knees. Writing on Instagram, she says "I'm taking things day by day and we will see what happens. I know that I might not get the ending to my career that I...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, United States' Bob and Mike Bryan play in the men's doubles second round match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Austria's Phillip Oswald at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.The Bryan brothers have reunited as a doubles combination at a Grand Slam tournament and have opened with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) win over Alex Bolt and Marc Polmans at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill,File)
January 23, 2019 - 7:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai set up a women's doubles final against defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open singles title...
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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Canada's Milos Raonic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23, 2019 - 6:04 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amelie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he's into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men's record...
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United States' Serena Williams grabs at her ankle during her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23, 2019 - 2:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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Australian tennis legends Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver hold the women's and men's trophies, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the official start of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 22, 2019 - 7:29 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Frances Tiafoe's first Grand Slam quarterfinal did not go as well as he would have hoped, but one of the highlights was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena — with Laver himself sitting in the...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic is interviewed by Jim Courier after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 6:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova watched the Australian Open from a distance two years ago, a month after she was injured in a violent home invasion. Then she lost in the first round last year, and conceded she hadn't returned to a standard that earned her two Grand Slam titles at...
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Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 6:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A post-millennial through and through, Stefanos Tsitsipas sounded as excited about doubling his YouTube channel's followers to more than 30,000 within a few hours — "Oh, my God. Really?!" — as he was about becoming the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007. Ah, to...
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