Women's sports

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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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Norway's Casper Ruud 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)
May 31, 2019 - 8:28 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Roger Federer's 400th Grand Slam match was a confident 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (8) win over Casper Ruud, a player whose father was in the draw when the 20-time major champion made his French Open debut in 1999. Federer became the first...
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Mamiko Higa of Japan, hits out of the bunker for a birdie on the 9th green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
May 30, 2019 - 5:35 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Japan's Mamiko Higa shot the lowest round in a U.S. Women's Open debut, a bogey-free 6-under 65 that gave her a one-shot lead Thursday over American amateur Gina Kim and Germany's Esther Henseleit. The 25-year-old Higa tied for the third-lowest round in U.S. Women's Open...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka screams after scoring a point against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
May 30, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka screamed "Oh, my God!" after one shanked shot. Mouthed something and clasped her hands together, as if praying, after another. There were plenty of deep sighs and exaggerated eyerolls, too. The No. 1-seeded Osaka got off to a terrible start at the French Open again, never...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma's Caleigh Clifton, right, yells as she runs home after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against Wisconsin during an NCAA softball tournament regional game in Norman, Okla. No. 1 seed Oklahoma looks for its third Women's College World Series title in four years. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 10:55 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two years ago, Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA softball poll heading into the NCAA Tournament. Somehow, the Golden Gophers weren't even a national seed and got sent to Alabama for regional play. It was a harsh fate for a highly respected Minnesota team with a...
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Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. serves against against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
May 30, 2019 - 4:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 1:20 p.m. American teenager Amanda Anisimova is proving to be a jinx at Grand Slam tournaments for Aryana Sabalenka. After previously beating the 11th-ranked Sabalenka in the third round of the Australian Open in January, the 17-year...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo, Women's 800m silver medal winner Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui, left, shakes hands with gold medla winner South Africa's Caster Semenya on the podium at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Margaret Nyairera Wambui has criticized the IAAF’s testosterone regulations and is refusing to take hormone-reducing medication. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 29, 2019 - 11:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya has appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion's lawyers say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal,...
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza plays a shot against Sweden's Johanna Larsson during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
May 29, 2019 - 4:16 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 1:10 p.m. French Open organizers say Kateryna Kozlova withdrew from the clay-court Grand Slam because of a viral infection. Organizers initially said she had "intercostal pain" but corrected their statement after further talks with...
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