Women's sports

FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 file photo, Referee Stéphanie Frappart of France during the of the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and Sweden at Roazhon Park in Rennes, France. Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
August 02, 2019 - 6:01 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, adding that the Frenchwoman will lead...
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South Korea's Park Sung-hyun plays off the 12th tee on day one of the AIG Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Little Brickhill, England, Thursday Aug. 1, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 1:15 pm
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Women's British Open on Thursday. Buhai finished just ahead of Japan's Hinako Shibuno and American Danielle Kang, who each had a bogey in rounds of 66. "In my last few...
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August 01, 2019 - 8:03 am
Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion writes in USA Today on Thursday that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at...
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July 31, 2019 - 11:03 am
FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018. According to a letter released Monday, July 29, 2019 by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include the benefits received only by the women, like health care. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 29, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women's national team has been paid more than the men's team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and...
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South Korea's Ko Jin-young celebrates hitting a birdie putt on the 17th green in the rain during the last round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
July 28, 2019 - 10:50 am
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Jin Young Ko clinched her second major title of the season, firing a final round 4-under 67 in the rain Sunday to win the Evian Championship by two shots with a 15-under total of 269. Winner of the season's first major, the ANA Inspiration in April, Ko closed out the...
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Max Holloway, right, punches Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 27, 2019 - 10:36 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway (21-4-0) won a unanimous five-round decision. The 27-year-old Hawaiian kept Edgar at a distance throughout the fight, stinging him...
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July 27, 2019 - 4:03 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Allyson Felix finished sixth in the 400-meter final at the U.S. championships and missed out on qualifying in an individual event for worlds for the first time as a professional. Felix fell behind early and couldn't make up ground Saturday as she returned to competition...
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Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, of Team Delle Donne, dunks over Las Vegas Aces' Liz Cambage, of Team Wilson, during the first half of a WNBA All-Star game Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2019 - 2:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittney Griner and the WNBA All-Stars put on quite a show in Team Wilson's 129-126 victory over Team Delle Donne on Saturday. Griner had an All-Star record three dunks, including an impressive two-handed jam where she hung on the rim over Aces star Liz Cambage. The Australian 6-...
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July 27, 2019 - 12:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi want their USA Basketball legacy to be more than just winning medals. The four-time Olympic gold medalists came up with an idea for a training plan for USA Basketball leading up to next year's Tokyo Olympics that would help the Americans go for an...
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