Women's sports

January 10, 2019 - 8:10 am
BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs. Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow." She also...
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Defending men's champion Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as he leaves Margaret Court Arena following the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 10, 2019 - 2:33 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are aiming for the same record from opposite sides of the draw, leaving open the prospect of them playing in the final for a seventh Australian Open title. Top-ranked Djokovic and defending champion Federer enter the season-opening major...
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Simona Halep, right, of Romania shakes hands with Ash Barty of Australia after Barty won their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
January 09, 2019 - 4:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Ashleigh Barty broke Simona Halep's serve in the final game to beat the No. 1-ranked Halep 6-4, 6-4 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Sydney International. It was Halep's first match since October after a lengthy layoff due to a herniated disc in her back. Halep won last year's...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 08, 2019 - 2:01 pm
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova of Slovakia won a women's World Cup night slalom Tuesday, denying Mikaela Shiffrin a record-equaling eighth consecutive win in the discipline. Racing in dense snowfall, Vlhova was third after the opening run but posted the fastest second-run time. Vlhova fell on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend, Jan. 12-13, 2019, for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
January 07, 2019 - 11:01 am
Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. It will be her first ski races of the season after hurting her knee and sitting out six events. "I'm NOT done yet!!!," Vonn wrote Monday on...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw works the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 07, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame has returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Fighting Irish, who started the season as the top team, moved up one spot after UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor on Thursday night. The Huskies handed the Irish their only loss of the season in...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 05, 2019 - 10:27 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In the rhythmic style of a dancer, Mikaela Shiffrin approached yet another record on Saturday. The American skier dominated the first women's World Cup slalom of 2019 to match her personal best winning streak in the discipline with seven straight victories. Rivals were awed...
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Julia Taubitz of Germany starts during the women's luge world cup in Schoenau at Koenigssee on Daturday, Jan.5, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 9:10 am
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Julia Taubitz of Germany won a World Cup luge race Saturday, prevailing on a track where snow piling up befuddled many sliders. American Summer Britcher was second and Austrian Hannah Prock finished third for her first World Cup medal. German star Natalie Geisenberger was...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, and Belinda Bencic touch hands after winning a point during their mixed doubles match in the final against Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 05, 2019 - 6:55 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday. Switzerland took its fourth Hopman Cup title overall when Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her semifinal match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 05, 2019 - 4:41 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — She's ranked No. 5 in the world, will enter the season-opening major as a reigning Grand Slam champion, and is trying not to sulk. A lot has happened for Naomi Osaka since she beat Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final last September, and she's still coming to terms with...
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