Women's sports

Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo in two sets, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 29, 2019 - 4:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Former champion Garbine Muguruza and last year's runner-up Sloane Stephens both posted straight-set wins Wednesday to reach the third round of the French Open. On a sunny morning in the French capital, Muguruza beat Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Seeded 19th this...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:45 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Stanley was...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. takes off her jacket with French text reading "Champion", "Queen", "Godess", and "Mother" after warming up prior to her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 27, 2019 - 11:21 am
PARIS (AP) — "Champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother." Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion took off the jacket off before the match and played...
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki tops the clay of her shoes during her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Russia's Veronika Kudermetova at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 27, 2019 - 5:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki went from playing a perfect set to start her French Open campaign to quickly fading away against an opponent who had never previously won a Grand Slam match. In a performance emblematic of a difficult season, Wozniacki, a former No. 1 and last year's Australian Open...
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The new Simonne Mathieu court is seen as Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves against Taylor Townsend of the U.S. during their first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 7:36 am
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame...
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A gardener waters tropical plants in the greenhouses that surround the new Simonne Mathieu court prior to the first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
May 26, 2019 - 2:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 11:50 a.m. Tennis and tropical plants, an incongruous mix beautifully blended on the new Court Simonne Mathieu at Roland Garros. The airy, sunken arena with two tiers of seating and surrounded on all four sides by steamy tropical...
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May 25, 2019 - 9:06 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before,"...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep holds the trophy as she celebrates after defeating against Sloane Stephens, of the United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the finals of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:08 am
PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep is experiencing something new at the French Open this year. The Romanian player is back in Paris to defend her title, a situation she's never been in before. And she likes it. "Much better and much easier, because I have the title already," Halep said Friday at Roland...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the details says that Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles tendon over the winter and is out for the year. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
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