Women's sports

July 27, 2019 - 12:28 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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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, center, attends the WNBA All-Star festivities Friday, July 26, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2019 - 12:02 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Breanna Stewart is hoping to be ready by February to play with USA Basketball in the Olympic qualifying tournament. That would be about 10 months after she ruptured her right Achilles' tendon while playing in the Euroleague Women's championship in April. "I'm trying to be back to...
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A collapsed internal balcony is seen at a nightclub in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Members of the U.S. national water polo team were in a South Korean nightclub on Saturday when an internal balcony collapsed, killing at least one person. (Chun Jung-in/Yonhap via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 7:28 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Members of the U.S. national water polo team were in a South Korean nightclub on Saturday when an internal balcony collapsed, killing at least one person. A local news agency has reported that one person has died, with 13 injured. No U.S. swimmers were at the club at the...
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United States' Simone Manuel waves after winning the women's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
July 26, 2019 - 6:13 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Simone Manuel wasn't swimming up to her standards, and she felt her relay anchor leg that resulted in a silver medal for the U.S. proved it. Then she remembered it's about bouncing back. Manuel did just that in the 100 freestyle, winning her second straight title at the...
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July 26, 2019 - 4:59 am
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park shot a bogey-free 66 to take the clubhouse lead at 9-under 133 Friday in the second round of the Evian Championship. The lead could have been more but Park three-putted the 18th for the second straight day at Evian Resort Golf Club. Park, who...
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July 26, 2019 - 4:43 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke Friday at the world swimming championships. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London...
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In this July 17, 2019 photo, amateur boxer Marco Morales shadow boxes in front of his home at the Villa Maria del Triunfo shantytown in Lima, Peru. Morales and other residents of Villa Maria del Triunfo who have witnessed from their cardboard shacks how the government built multi-million dollar arenas, seen in the background, while their decades-old demands for drainage, roads and drinking water in one of the world’s driest capitals, remain unanswered. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
July 25, 2019 - 11:50 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid the thick fog that blankets his sandy hillside shanty town, amateur boxer Marco Morales looks down at a sparkling new complex built by Peru to host the Pan American Games in Lima. The largest multi-sports event in the Americas starts Friday with the opening ceremony and ends...
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Isiah Young celebrates with Justin Gatlin, left, after winning his preliminary heat in the men's 100-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 25, 2019 - 8:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A little bit of rust was expected by Allyson Felix. After all, this was her first race in 13 months and as a mom . Maybe not quite as expected was a little bit of anxiousness waiting to see if she would advance. The six-time Olympic gold medalist breathed a sigh of relief as...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts after third baseman Anthony Rendon threw out Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia at first base on a ground ball in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2019 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington ace Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Nationals 8-7 on Thursday in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off 42-year-old Fernando Rodney (0-4), who pitched in both...
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FILE - This July 7, 2019 file photo shows Megan Rapinoe celebrating her team's victory after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands outside Lyon, France. Penguin Press announced Thursday, July 25, that Rapinoe’s book, currently untitled, will come out in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a “perfect vehicle” for an “honest, thoughtful, unapologetic” take on everything from soccer to nationalism to gay rights. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
July 25, 2019 - 8:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a "perfect vehicle" for an "honest, thoughtful, unapologetic" take on...
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