Women's sports

Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, reacts during the men's singles semifinals against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, at the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Daniil Medvedev won the first set of his semifinal against Grigor Dimitrov in a tiebreaker. The fifth-seeded Medvedev won the final two points and has a 7-6 (5) lead despite five double-faults and 18 unforced...
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FILE - In this Feb 4, 2019, file photo, referee Katie Guay watches a Boston College line change during a Beanpot Tournament NCAA college hockey game against Harvard in Boston. Guay and Kirsten Walsh were among four females selected by the NHL on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, to be the first women to work as on-ice officials at several prospect tournaments taking place across the country this weekend. The other two women selected were Kelly Cooke and Kendall Hanley. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, FIle)
September 06, 2019 - 9:19 am
The NHL for the first time has selected four female officials to work on the ice at several prospect tournaments being held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke have been selected as referees, while Kirsten Walsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four...
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September 06, 2019 - 4:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya has signed for a South African soccer club and may be considering giving up track and field. The Olympic 800-meter champion, who is currently in a legal battle with the IAAF over her right to compete without taking testosterone-suppressing medication, says she has...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control for a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of...
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Coco Gauff wipes away tears while talking to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The way Naomi Osaka consoled Coco Gauff after beating the 15-year-old American in the U.S. Open's third round was admired by many. On Thursday, Osaka was given the women's 2019 U.S. Open Sportsmanship Award...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 04, 2019 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Bianca Andreescu became the first teenager to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in a decade, beating Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. The No. 15 seed dropped a set for the first time in the tournament, but recovered...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones grabs a rebound against the Phoenix Mercury during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. Jones has set up a page on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe , hoping to raise $50,000 for her native Bahamas after the destruction from Hurricane Dorian. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 04, 2019 - 9:32 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones is raising money for her native Bahamas after the destruction from Hurricane Dorian. Jones has set up a page on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe , hoping to raise $50,000 for the archipelago. She donated $10,000 and the page had just...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 1988 file photo, Spanish skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa speeds down the slope during the first run for the Olympic slalom competition, at Mt. Allan in Nakiska, Alberta. A search squad of hundreds is combing a mountainous area outside Madrid 10 days after former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa went missing. Spain's National Police said Fernandez was last spotted on surveillance video at a shopping center on Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)
September 04, 2019 - 5:56 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police found the body of former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa in a mountainous area near Madrid on Wednesday after days of searching for her. Police said a tracking dog came across a woman's body near a peak in the forested area. Unidentified...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 03, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Rafael Nadal could make a 33rd career Grand Slam semifinal and three women have a chance at their first. Nadal faces No. 20 Diego Schwartzman in one men's quarterfinal and No. 13 Gael Monfils plays 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini...
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Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, reacts after defeating Johanna Konta, of the United Kingdom, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 03, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elina Svitolina reached the semifinals for the second straight Grand Slam tournament, beating Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday at the U.S. Open. Svitolina followed up on her run to the final four at Wimbledon, where she reached the semifinals at a major for the first time before...
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