Women's sports

A person in the stands holds a large tennis ball as Sloane Stephens of the U.S. eyes the ball as she plays a shot against Slovenia's Polona Hercog during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 02, 2019 - 12:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Only three of the 16 women still in the French Open field have won a Grand Slam tournament — and two of them play each other in the fourth round. The most intriguing matchup at Roland Garros on Sunday might just be 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens against two-time major champ...
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June 01, 2019 - 11:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alabama coach Patrick Murphy turned things over to a freshman in the most important game of the season, and she came through. Montana Fouts pitched a complete-game shutout, and Alabama defeated Arizona 2-0 in a Women's College World Series elimination game on Saturday night...
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June 01, 2019 - 8:29 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taran Alvelo struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in a Women's College World Series elimination game on Saturday night. Washington (52-8) advanced to play UCLA on Sunday in the semifinals. The Huskies will need to win twice to...
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Yu Liu of China,, hits the ball from the 17th tee during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 01, 2019 - 4:57 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former Duke championship teammates Yu Liu of China and Celine Boutier of France were tied for the lead after three rounds of the U.S. Women's Open. Liu had a 5-under 66 to match Boutier at 7 under at the Country Club of Charleston. Boutier shot 69. The pair of Blue Devils,...
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Romania's Simona Halep serves against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
June 01, 2019 - 3:14 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Simona Halep's title defense remains on track at the French Open following a methodical 6-2, 6-1 third-round win over 27th-seeded Lesia Tsurenko that lasted just 55 minutes. Halep, whose only Grand Slam title came at Roland...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. screams after scoring a point against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 31, 2019 - 11:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep have had their rough patches so far in the French Open. Those three stars are hoping for a smoother ride in the third round Saturday. Williams continues her bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles trophy when she faces 20-year-old...
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Oklahoma's Caleigh Clifton (20) celebrates a run in the first inning against Oklahoma State in an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 31, 2019. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 10:01 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle "G'' Juarez struck out 11 and gave up one run in six innings to help Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 6-1 in the Women's College World Series on Friday. It was the first time the in-state rivals played in the World Series, and the matchup helped draw a single-session record...
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Jessica Korda, right, speaks with Jaye Marie Green on the 15th hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 31, 2019 - 5:54 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mamiko Higa of Japan birdied three of her final six holes following a nearly two-hour weather delay to shoot an even-par 71 and maintain a one-shot lead Friday in the suspended second round of the U.S. Women's Open. A day after shooting a 65 for the lowest debut round in...
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May 31, 2019 - 2:12 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brian Deegan can tell you about the time he failed a backflip attempt with his motorcycle for a TV stunt and crashed with such a thud that the handlebar ripped up his gut like a gunshot and he almost died. Gnarly stuff. But it's not as scary as watching his 17-year-old...
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Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates winning her their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Slovenia's Polona Hercog in three sets 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 31, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — Mulling over what might have been is never a great tactic in tennis. Just ask Sloane Stephens, who managed to regroup from four wasted match points in the second set of a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 win over 71st-ranked Polona Hercog on Friday to reach the fourth round of the French Open. "Honestly...
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