Women's sports

United States' Serena Williams consoles Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 7:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the...
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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Australia's Alexei Popyrin in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 5:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alexei Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round. The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 5:36 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer made it back-to-back World Cup downhill victories with another win Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth in the second race of her return from injury. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday's race,...
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Arizona State's Robbi Ryan, left, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, ASU's Reili Richardson, Oregon's Maite Cazorla and Taylor Chavez, top right, converge on a loose ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan 18, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 18, 2019 - 8:28 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon fought off a late 3-point barrage and outlasted No. 19 Arizona State 77-71 on Friday night. Maite Cazorla added 16 points and Ruthy Hebard had 14 for the Ducks (16-1, 5-0 Pac-12), who won their ninth game in a row. Oregon made...
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Croatia's Marin Cilic makes a forehand return to Spain's Fernando Verdasco during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 18, 2019 - 5:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Marin Cilic, last year's runner-up at the Australian Open, has forced a fifth set in his third-round match against Fernando Verdasco, who wasted two match points. Verdasco, a lefty from Spain...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 18, 2019 - 4:39 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory in a downhill Friday, with Lindsey Vonn finishing outside the top 10 in her return from injury. Siebenhofer finished 0.40 seconds ahead of reigning world champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. Stephanie...
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United States' Amanda Anisimova celebrates after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 18, 2019 - 2:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates a point win over Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2019 - 1:21 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she's hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her head...
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United States' Serena Williams hits a forehand return to Canada's Eugenie Bouchard during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 17, 2019 - 10:48 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams' next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Saturday's matchup coming a decade ago. She tells the story of being at home in Ukraine at the age of 8 and watching on TV as Williams — whom she calls "a legend" — fell...
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Satish Udpa waves after being named interim president of Michigan State University, Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, during a Board of Trustees meeting at the Hannah Administration Building at MSU in Lansing, Mich. The board acted Thursday, a day after John Engler said he'd step down next week . Engler's resignation comes amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports doctor and convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-...
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