Women's sports

In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Meredith put a prospective student who didn’t play soccer on a school list of recruits, doctored her supporting portfolio to indicate she was a player, and later accepted $400,000 from the head of a college placement company. (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 11:44 am
BOSTON (AP) — The biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted began with a tip from an executive investigators were targeting in a securities fraud probe, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The executive told Boston authorities chasing down the market manipulation scheme that the women...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, celebrates a point against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 14, 2019 - 8:24 am
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — A couple of teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open. Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 in 52 minutes Wednesday to reach the semifinals. Miomir Kecmanovic, a 19-year-old Serb ranked 130th in...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after competing in the women's super G race at the alpine ski World Cup finals, in Soldeu, Andorra, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
March 14, 2019 - 5:16 am
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title on Thursday after placing fourth in the season-ending race, which was won by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany. It's the American's 10th career crystal globe but the first in a speed discipline, after three overall and six slalom...
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William "Rick" Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 14, 2019 - 1:01 am
The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents...
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Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Conn., walks out of federal court Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in New York. Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Caplan, who is co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, was accused of paying $75,000 to get a test supervisor to correct the answers on his daughter's ACT exam after she took it. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 13, 2019 - 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a game to Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 13, 2019 - 9:43 am
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world's top-ranked players, ushered out in the desert. Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber resumed their third-round match that was suspended because of rain...
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From left to right, Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Napheesa Collier, Crystal Dangerfield, Kyla Irwin and Megan Walker celebrate their win in an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference women's tournament finals Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 11, 2019 - 10:25 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn was forced to play the American Athletic Conference Tournament without injured All-American Katie Lou Samuelson and may have become a more complete team as a result. Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and the Huskies beat UCF 66-45...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey coaches her team against Kansas State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 women's conference tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 11, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor maintained its spot as the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Lady Bears, who have been atop the rankings for seven weeks, received all 28 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. The Lady Bears have won 22 straight games...
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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 11, 2019 - 2:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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Serena Williams leaves the court, retiring with a medical issue, during her match against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 10, 2019 - 7:11 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams' return to tennis after a five-week break ended early with her retiring from the BNP Paribas Open because of a viral illness on Sunday. Williams raced to a 3-0 lead over two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza in their third-round match before dropping...
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