Women's sports

Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and United States' Rajeev Ram kiss their trophy after defeating Australia's Astra Sharma and compatriot John-Patrick Smith in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 6:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — First-time partners Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova are Grand Slam mixed doubles champions. The U.S.-Czech combination beat Australian wildcards John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma 7-6 (3), 6-1 to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. Krejcikova, who...
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Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and United States' Rajeev Ram react during the mixed doubles final against Australia's Astra Sharma and compatriot John-Patrick Smith at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 5:33 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:25 a.m. First-time combination Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova have won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Aussie pair John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma. It was the...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks after losing to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 5:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova really wanted to be the Australian Open champion. Of course she did. That she lost the final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night was "painful, for sure," to use Kvitova's words. It was not, however, what caused her eyes to...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after winning a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 1:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:38 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the first set 7-6 (2) in her Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova and is potentially one set from winning back-to-back major titles. The U.S. Open champion had to save...
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U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 25, 2019 - 9:54 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd. The U.S. women's hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time...
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Alysa Liu reacts after performing her women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 25, 2019 - 8:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu became the youngest individual winner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show Friday night with two triple axels and taking the title more than six months before her 14th birthday. Defending champion Bradie Tennell fell during her free skate, and Liu,...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to France's Lucas Pouille during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 25, 2019 - 4:06 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was about as perfect as can be in his semifinal at Rod Laver Arena. Didn't miss much. Almost couldn't, really. It was a performance so flawless, so fantastic, that it was easy to feel as if only one man on the planet might have a chance of preventing...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to France's Lucas Pouille during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 25, 2019 - 2:16 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Friday (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic set up an Australian Open final against second-ranked Rafael Nadal by routing Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2. Djokovic extended his streak of Grand Slam semifinal...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic answers questions at a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Kvitova will play Japan's Naomi Osaka in Saturday's women's final. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 24, 2019 - 11:42 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clark competes in the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though she’s saying goodbye to competition, Clark will remained involved in the sport, mainly through Burton, the snowboard maker that has backed her career through thick and thin. She’s designed an environmentally friendly snowboard for women called The Rise that will go into limited production. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 24, 2019 - 11:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — What was perhaps Kelly Clark's most memorable trip down a halfpipe had nothing to do with winning. It was the Winter X Games in 2011. Clark had already secured the title. With one lap left — a victory lap, as they call it in snowboarding — she decided to try something no woman had...
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