Women's sports

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Wozniacki will be defending a Slam title for the first time after winning in Melbourne a year ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:31 am
When Serena Williams was at her best, there was never much doubt that she'd be the favorite at pretty much any tournament she entered. While she was off the tour becoming a mom, women's tennis was as wide open as ever. Could the Australian Open, where play begins Monday (Sunday EST), end the recent...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) has the ball knocked away from behind by Louisville's Bionca Dunham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 10, 2019 - 10:07 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As far as Arike Ogunbowale and coach Muffet McGraw were concerned, No. 1 Notre Dame's 82-68 victory over No. 2 Louisville on Thursday night was just another Atlantic Coast Conference game in January. "Any game in the ACC is a big win; there's a lot of great teams and a lot...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 9:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored in the third period after missing a game, helping the Washington Capitals win their 14th straight over the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 victory Thursday night. Backstrom, who sat out Wednesday's game against Philadelphia with an illness, glided in to the Bruins'...
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January 10, 2019 - 10:10 am
BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs. Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow." She also...
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Defending men's champion Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as he leaves Margaret Court Arena following the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 10, 2019 - 2:15 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are each aiming for a record seventh men's Australian Open title and the draw has ensured they can't play each other at Melbourne Park until the final. Serena Williams already has seven Aussie titles, and is a strong contender to add...
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Simona Halep, right, of Romania shakes hands with Ash Barty of Australia after Barty won their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
January 09, 2019 - 6:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Ashleigh Barty broke Simona Halep's serve in the final game to beat the No. 1-ranked Halep 6-4, 6-4 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Sydney International. It was Halep's first match since October after a lengthy layoff due to a herniated disc in her back. Halep won last year's...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova of Slovakia won a women's World Cup night slalom Tuesday, denying Mikaela Shiffrin a record-equaling eighth consecutive win in the discipline. Racing in dense snowfall, Vlhova was third after the opening run but posted the fastest second-run time. Vlhova fell on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend, Jan. 12-13, 2019, for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
January 07, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. It will be her first ski races of the season after hurting her knee and sitting out six events. "I'm NOT done yet!!!," Vonn wrote Monday on...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw works the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 07, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame are back where they started the season: at No. 1. The Fighting Irish returned to the top spot in in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, barely edging second-ranked Louisville, after former No. 1 UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor last week...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 05, 2019 - 12:27 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In the rhythmic style of a dancer, Mikaela Shiffrin approached yet another record on Saturday. The American skier dominated the first women's World Cup slalom of 2019 to match her personal best winning streak in the discipline with seven straight victories. Rivals were awed...
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