Women's sports

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 03, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Rafael Nadal could make a 33rd career Grand Slam semifinal and three women have a chance at their first. Nadal faces No. 20 Diego Schwartzman in one men's quarterfinal and No. 13 Gael Monfils plays 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini...
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Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, reacts after defeating Johanna Konta, of the United Kingdom, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 03, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elina Svitolina reached the semifinals for the second straight Grand Slam tournament, beating Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday at the U.S. Open. Svitolina followed up on her run to the final four at Wimbledon, where she reached the semifinals at a major for the first time before...
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Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Johanna Konta, of the United Kingdom, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 03, 2019 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2 p.m. Elina Svitolina reached the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Johanna Konta. The No. 5 seed followed her first appearance in the final four of a major at Wimbledon in July by...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, the United States team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands in Decines, France. Across the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), attendance overall is up about 15 percent this year, with the most dramatic upward swings coming after U.S. national team’s victory this summer at the World Cup in France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 03, 2019 - 6:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out. FIFA says it has sent "the updated bidding and hosting documents" to the eight member federations. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, bites his shirt after defeating Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first man from Italy to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1977 might have an old wrist injury to thank. Matteo Berrettini, who is seeded No. 24, beat Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Monday at Flushing Meadows to move past the fourth round of any major...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, waves to the crowd after a 7-5, 6-4 loss to Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 02, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka's achy left knee didn't let her serve without pain, so she didn't practice that key part of her game leading into the U.S. Open. The knee also prevented her from covering the court and preparing for shots the way she'd like. Those weren't the only reasons that the No. 1-...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up prior to facing David Goffin, of Belgium, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY Roger Federer's potential path to the U.S. Open final no longer includes nemesis Novak Djokovic — or anyone else who ever has beaten him on a hard court, for that matter. Federer is 26-0 on that surface against the players left on his half of the bracket. The...
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Donna Vekic, of Croatia, reacts after winning a points against Julia Goerges, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2 p.m. Donna Vekic survived a match point to beat Julia Goerges 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3 and advance to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, her deepest run in any Grand Slam. Vekic, the No. 23 seed from Croatia who lost to Goerges...
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Dutch soccer player Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool holds the award of men's player of the year 2018/19 during the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 02, 2019 - 4:30 am
MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...
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Hannah Green, of Australia, reacts as she sinks a putt on the 18th hole to win the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
September 01, 2019 - 8:36 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Australia's Hannah Green overcame a three-shot deficit with a final round 5-under 67 Sunday to win the Portland Classic and deny teenager Yealimi Noh's bid to become the third Monday qualifier to win on the LPGA Tour. Green erased a three-shot deficit with two birdies over the...
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