Women's sports

Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen shoots the game-winning goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock during a shootout in an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Predators won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
March 03, 2019 - 10:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a Stanley Cup Final appearance two years ago and the NHL's best regular-season record in 2017-18, the Nashville Predators haven't enjoyed the same vibe. There's still plenty of time to get it back, though, and this victory at Minnesota was an encouraging sign. Ryan...
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United States forward Tobin Heath, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against England during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States and England played to a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
March 02, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Americans have scored twice in each of their first two games of the SheBelieves Cup. They've also allowed two goals apiece, and now a pair of ties has the United States looking at what must improve before the Women's World Cup in June. Tobin Heath scored off her own...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino holds the official ball of the upcoming Women's Soccer World Championship as he poses for photographers during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 02, 2019 - 2:52 pm
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Striving to improve behavior at soccer matches, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees women as role models for male players. There is less simulation and time wasting in the women's game, according to Infantino, and it's time for men to clean up their act to improve the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes on her way to win the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. Organizers say the women’s World Cup super-G race scheduled for Saturday in Sochi has been postponed by a day due to heavy snowfall. Weather conditions have played havoc with the first World Cup events in Sochi since the 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
March 02, 2019 - 6:40 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in "strange" circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday. The 23-year-old American skier — who had opted not to race this...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski World Cup women's parallel slalom city event, celebrates on the podium with second-placed Germany's Christina Geiger, left, and third-placed Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson, in Hammarbybacken, Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christine Olsson/TT via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 7:10 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The second-to-last women's downhill of the World Cup season has been canceled in Russia after poor course conditions meant a mandatory training session was canceled for three straight days. Downhill's high speeds mean athletes can't be expected to race on a course...
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February 28, 2019 - 6:28 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays the ball during his Mexican Tennis Open round 2 match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios, in Acapulco, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
February 28, 2019 - 1:16 am
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Rafael Nadal tumbled out of the Mexican Open on Wednesday night, squandering three match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) loss to Australia's Nick Kyrgios. Playing his first event since losing to Novak Djokovic in late January in the Australian Open final, the top-seeded...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Maria Sharapova speaks about withdrawing from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 tennis tournament due to a right shoulder injury, in St. Petersburg, Russia.. Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
February 27, 2019 - 2:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Maria Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open. Sharapova said she's struggled since last summer with shoulder pain caused by a fraying tendon and small labrum...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer reacts in the final minutes of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in Baltimore. Rutgers won, 73-65. Coach Stringer, who earlier this season posted her 1,000th victory, is taking off the rest of the regular season on the advice of doctors. The announcement Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, by the Big Ten Conference school came three days after the 70-year-old Hall of Famer missed a game at Michigan. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
February 26, 2019 - 1:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rutgers women's basketball team overcame some turmoil off the court over the past few days to beat Wisconsin. The school announced on Sunday that Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer would step away from the program to rest on the advice of doctors. That news was sandwiched...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Press Council has ruled there was no breach of its standards of practice in a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper last September. The depiction of Williams by cartoonist...
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