Women's sports

In this, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 photo, Lucas Bacardi-Shriftman, 10, takes a go at interviewing tennis player Serena Williams during the launch of her first pop-up shop at the Faena Bazaar in Miami Beach, Fla. The 23-time Grand Slam champion not only designed all the clothing in the shop, but also painted all the art on walls, calling painting her outlet. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
December 06, 2018 - 1:49 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman to find their own voice. "I want everyone to be able to do that and to step into their power," she said Wednesday...
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December 06, 2018 - 6:36 am
LONDON (AP) — A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in Southern Ocean. Golden Globe Race officials said Thursday on the race website that they have been in regular radio contact with Susie...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is shown during an NCAA college football spring scrimmage in East Lansing, Mich. Robertson was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student in her off-campus apartment in 2017. The defensive end was kicked off the team after the victim came forward. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
December 05, 2018 - 10:21 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson will spend up to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student in her off-campus apartment. The Lansing State Journal reports that the 21-year-old Robertson was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of three years...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani talks during the United Nations Conference on Afghanistan at the UN Offices in Geneva, Switzerland. Ghani ordered Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of female athletes, saying that any kind of misconduct against athletes, male or female, was unacceptable. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 6:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday ordered an investigation after the Guardian reported that members of the national women's soccer team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country's football federation. The report in the British newspaper on Friday...
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Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) drives in next to Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
December 02, 2018 - 5:32 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Geno Auriemma believes there's a lot to like about Connecticut's latest star in the making, freshman Christyn Williams. Williams scored 16 of her season-high 28 points in the first quarter to help the No. 2 Huskies dominate No. 1 Notre Dame 89-71 on Sunday. "Christyn adds a...
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Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer reacts in the finish area following her run in the women's World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 01, 2018 - 3:39 pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Two days ago, Austrian racer Nicole Schmidhofer had no World Cup wins. Now, she can't lose. Schmidhofer captured a second straight downhill Saturday with an even faster run. She finished in 1 minute, 47.68 seconds to hold off teammate Cornelia Huetter by 0.44 seconds...
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November 30, 2018 - 11:58 pm
There's been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women's college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn. From Breanna Stewart's dominance of the Irish in the Final Four while UConn won four straight national championships to Arike Ogunbowale's last-second...
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November 30, 2018 - 7:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years. The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Toler for his contributions and wished...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:50 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter will fight in a bout next month even after suffering a broken eye socket when her fellow fighter and husband allegedly hit her. Rachael Ostovich Berdon's manager Brian Butler Au said on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday that her fight against Paige...
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US' Nathan Chen competes in the Men Free skating program during the ISU figure skating France's Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
November 24, 2018 - 2:25 pm
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — World champion Nathan Chen won the last round of figure skating's Grand Prix series and secured a spot in next month's final with a pulsating free skate at the Internationaux de France on Saturday. Oozing confidence despite an untidy short program on Friday, the American...
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