Women's sports

July 25, 2019 - 8:27 am
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Paula Creamer is leading a major tournament again, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 64 Thursday in the first round of the Evian Championship. When Creamer last topped a major leaderboard, she won the 2010 U.S. Women's Open by four strokes. At the Evian Resort Golf Club,...
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FILE - In this Monday July 21, 2019 file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her second place finish in the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle event on medical grounds. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man,File)
July 25, 2019 - 3:31 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is returning to competition at the world championships, with the ailing American set to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Ledecky's return marks her first competition since Monday, when she withdrew from the 200 free preliminaries and the 1,500 free...
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U.S. women's soccer team player Rose Lavelle's trophy rests on a table as she attends a welcome event in her honor at Fountain Square, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. Lavelle scored the second goal for the U.S. in the victory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 24, 2019 - 1:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The world champion U.S. women's team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. Paul, Minnesota. The Americans open the tour on Aug. 3 against Ireland at Pasadena, California. The U.S. Soccer Federation...
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Britain's bronze medalist Duncan Scott, right, refuses to stand with gold medalist China's Sun Yang, second left, as silver winner Japan's Katsuhiro Matsumoto, left, and joint bronze medal winner Russia's Martin Malyutin pose on the podium following the men's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 23, 2019 - 5:11 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night after Danas Rapsys of Lithuania finished first and got disqualified for an apparent false start. The...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships because of medical reasons. That's according to a statement from U.S. national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko on Tuesday. Mintenko says Ledecky hasn't been feeling well...
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Britain's Adam Peaty reacts after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 22, 2019 - 4:58 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. A Canadian teenager grabbed a share of the spotlight by upsetting Swedish star Sarah Sjostrom in the women's 100 breast. Peaty claimed the...
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Simone Biles performs her floor routine during the GK US Classic gymnastics meet in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 20, 2019 - 8:15 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles had a lot to feel good about, even with some rare missteps that were quickly forgotten in her latest climb atop another podium. What mattered most to the world's top gymnast was keeping things moving forward, which Biles did. Biles won the U.S. Classic on...
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Cydney Clanton hits her fairway shot on the third hole during the final round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Midland, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 20, 2019 - 11:48 am
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory. Clanton and Suwannapura took a five-shot lead into the final round after shooting an alternate-shot 63 on...
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Jasmine Suwannapura (back to camera), of Thailand, hugs teammate Cydney Clanton after finishing the third round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Midland, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 19, 2019 - 3:20 pm
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and...
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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na smiles while talking to the media at the Sutton East Tennis Club Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. Li Na will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
July 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself...
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