Women's sports

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler listens as he runs his first Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 6:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a backhand return to Australia's Matthew Ebden during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 16, 2019 - 4:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 11 p.m. Rafael Nadal beat Matthew Ebden 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to move to No. 3 on the list of match wins at the Australian Open in the professional era, and extended his record of never losing a second-round...
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United States' Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 16, 2019 - 12:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, "Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!" Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of...
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United States' Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany's Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2019 - 5:38 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left. In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams...
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Romania's Simona Halep makes a backhand return to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 15, 2019 - 2:40 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Simona Halep is not done just yet. Trying to avoid a second consecutive first-round exit as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament, Halep has forced a third set against Kaia Kanepi by taking the...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin leans on her skis in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Shiffrin finished in second place. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 14, 2019 - 10:43 am
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Battling fatigue from seven races in 19 days, Mikaela Shiffrin is scaling back her schedule. The overall World Cup ski leader will not compete in two downhills in Cortina d'Ampezzo this week as originally planned. "It was on her A plan from the beginning of the...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 14, 2019 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll after beating then-No. 2 Louisville last week. The Fighting Irish received 23 first-place votes from the 30-member national media panel on Monday. Louisville fell to fourth, swapping places with Baylor...
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 14, 2019 - 8:37 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's famous for. What Murray could not quite do Monday at the...
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Australia's Bernard Tomic gestures as he leaves the court following his first round loss to Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 14, 2019 - 6:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Bernard Tomic has continued his criticism of Australia's Davis Cup captain, saying LLeyton Hewitt is causing division among the players and should be replaced. Tomic, who was beaten 6-2 6-4, 7-6 (...
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January 13, 2019 - 9:26 am
LONDON (AP) — A women's soccer game between Manchester United and Charlton was abandoned Sunday after an injury to a player. Charlton winger Charlotte Kerr was hurt in a collision as United took the lead in the 10th minute of the second-tier FA Women's Championship match. Charlton said players...
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