Women's sports

March 09, 2019 - 7:59 am
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night. Both players returned from maternity leave a year ago at the desert tournament. Since then, Williams has reached two Grand Slam finals and returned to the world's...
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U.S. midfielder Julie Ertz stands on the pitch after the team's 2-2 draw against England in a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Ertz honors Carrie Underwood by wearing her name on the back of her jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
March 09, 2019 - 6:47 am
HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (AP) — Sportswear maker Adidas says it will give the same bonus to any of its sponsored players on the Women's World Cup-winning soccer team as their male counterparts. Adidas says on Twitter that it believes "in inspiring and enabling the next generation of female athletes...
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Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) shoots against North Carolina's Paris Kea (22) during the first half of an Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament NCAA college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 08, 2019 - 3:21 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 4 Notre Dame got back to winning in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament — and also got some revenge on North Carolina. Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points, and the Fighting Irish beat the Tar Heels 95-77 on Friday in a quarterfinal. Brianna Turner had 24 points and 10...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, top and Houston's Julia Blackshell-Fair fall to the court chasing a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. Samuelson left the game injured after the play. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 08, 2019 - 2:31 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn All-American Katie Lou Samuelson will not play in the American Athletic Conference tournament this weekend because of a back injury suffered last Saturday against Houston. The 6-foot-3 senior, who was voted to the conference's first team on Friday, is averaging 18.9...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup in France. The players allege that...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, Friday, March. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 08, 2019 - 8:58 am
SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin closed in on her first women's World Cup giant slalom trophy Friday after placing third in the penultimate race of the season, which was won by world champion Petra Vlhova. Shiffrin leads her Slovakian rival by 97 points in the discipline...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 6:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — FIFA is awash with cash four years since police raided the homes and offices of soccer officials in a scandal that threatened its existence. People with knowledge of FIFA's finances tell AP that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA's reserves soared to $2.74...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets the journalists during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 06, 2019 - 1:28 am
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's cash reserves soared to a record $2.74 billion and revenue climbed to $6.4 billion in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, The Associated Press has learned. The robust financial results suggest FIFA has weathered the deepest crisis in its history, which erupted in...
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Chiquita Evans smiles after being selected as the 56th pick overall by the Warriors Gaming Squad at the NBA 2K League draft Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in New York. Evans is the first woman selected in the esports league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 05, 2019 - 8:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After over three hours of sitting, waiting and stressing, Chiquita Evans heard her name called. She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night. Someone put a microphone in front of her and asked her how it felt. That's...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, March 3, 2019, tourists walk next to the Olympic rings on the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. (AP Photo/James Ellingworth)
March 04, 2019 - 6:27 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. The mountains above the Black Sea resort city are full of weekend skiers, with nearly a million visitors making the trip each winter. That's quite a...
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