Women's sports

Canada's Brooke Henderson smiles after winning the Women's Canadian Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday Aug. 26, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Brooke Henderson's adoring home fans chanted her name and sang "O Canada." Her father raced onto the 18th green to shower her and sister/caddie Brittany with champagne. Delivering in front of a huge gallery at chilly and rainy Wascana Country Club, Henderson had a lot to...
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Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stevens pose with the tournament's trophies during the reveal of the 2018 U.S. Open draw in New York, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 26, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings. On Monday...
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August 26, 2018 - 1:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the league. Stewart was given the award Sunday prior to Seattle opening its best-of-five semifinal playoff series against...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 5:56 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final...
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FILE - In thisThursday, May 31, 2018 file photo, United States' Serena Williams returns a shot against Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Serena Williams says her relationship with the French Open is fine despite the Grand Slam tournament’s plan to ban her skin-tight black catsuit. “When it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender,” she said Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 during her press conference before the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams isn't worried about a dress code at the French Open. Her skin-tight black catsuit won't be welcome, but Williams had already put it back in the closet. She no longer needs a full-length outfit for health reasons and won't be wearing it again at the U.S. Open. Besides...
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The combined Koreas march into Gelora Bung Karno Stadium under the "unification" flag during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 9:26 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two countries. One significant medal. A combined Koreas crew earned a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games on Saturday by finishing third in the women's 200-meter dragon boat final behind China and games host Indonesia. It was the first time a combined team from North...
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Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games —...
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Golf fans look on as Brooke Henderson, of Canada, tees off on the second hole during the women's Canadian Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 6:17 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sung Hyun Park emerged from the scorer's tent to a swarm of fans after shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday in the second round of the CP Women's Open. Few seemed to notice the defending champion and world's top-ranked female player as she strolled undisturbed down a path at...
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Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Sparks guard Odyssey Sims (1) defends during the first half of a single elimination WNBA basketball playoff game Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 24, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics rout the Los Angeles Sparks 96-64 on Thursday night in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. Los Angeles and Minnesota — the past three WNBA champions — have both been eliminated from the postseason...
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Canada's Brooke Henderson watches her shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the CP Women's Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. ( Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women's Open lead Thursday at rain-softened Wascana Country Club. Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the second-ranked Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard, with Canadian star...
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