Women's sports

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2019 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals with back spasms on Tuesday night and is questionable to return according to the team. Delle Donne was subbed out for Emma Meesseman with 6:32 remaining in the first quarter and went back to the locker room...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. smiles as she arrives for a news conference prior to the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, Oct.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 01, 2019 - 11:52 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though. At the upcoming world championships in Germany, Biles can break the record for most medals won by any gymnast. More than that, she can write herself into...
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Runners start the women's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 01, 2019 - 8:02 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 5.40 p.m. Compete in the world championship marathon, sit out the next three months. That's the message from Ethiopian track and field officials concerned about the heat in Qatar. The federation says it "has...
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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 U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 30, 2019 - 10:54 pm
The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women's national team request to certify the players' lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. The women filed its motion for class certification on Sept. 11, asking the court to include all players called up to the national...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, track coach Alberto Salazar watches a training session for the upcoming World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and a number of other top runners, has been given a four-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USADA said in a news release Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that Salazar and Jeffrey Brown were receiving four-year bans for, among other violations, possessing and trafficking testosterone while working at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), where they trained top runners. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
Track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and a number of other top runners, has been given a four-year ban in a case pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USADA said in a news release Monday that an arbitration panel decided on a four-year ban for Salazar and...
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Karsten Warholm, of Norway reacts before the start of the men's 400m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
September 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Karsten Warholm remains the man to beat in the 400-meter hurdles ahead of next year's Olympics after defending his world track championship title Monday, while Qatar celebrated the host nation's first medal. The Norwegian hurdler donned a Viking-style horned helmet — accessorized...
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Blessing Okagbare, of Nigeria races in a women's 200 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
September 30, 2019 - 8:19 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Blessing Okagbare was disqualified from the 200 meters for a second time. Because of a mix-up by her nation's track federation, the Nigerian sprinter was initially disqualified after she didn't...
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica with son Zyon after winning the gold medal in the women's 100 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 29, 2019 - 4:10 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Only moments after Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce zoomed past the finish line Sunday night, she scooped up something more precious than gold. Her 2-year-old son Zyon came down to the track to join her for the victory lap. What a fitting way to celebrate the Jamaican speedster's fourth...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 29, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Connecticut Sun rallying, Elena Delle Donne wouldn't be denied down the stretch for the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The league's MVP scored two big baskets for Washington after Connecticut had cut its deficit to four in the fourth quarter and the...
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Tori Bowie, of the United States, and Xiaojing Liang, of China, right, compete in a women's 100 meter race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 29, 2019 - 10:28 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on track and field world championships in Qatar (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The United States team says defending champion Tori Bowie is out of the women's 100-meter semifinals. No reason has been given for the withdrawal of Bowie, who won the Olympic silver medal in...
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