Women's sports

FILE - In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo,Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale holds the trophy after defeating Mississippi State in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 61-58. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off — atop women's college basketball. The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The defending national champions received all 31...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule speaks during the NCAA college football Big 12 media days, in Frisco, Texas. The Big 12 board of directors has unanimously approved and adopted an independent verification report that says Baylor has implemented recommendations for reforming its Title IX process after a campus sexual assault scandal broke more than two years ago. With the board’s action Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, the Big 12 will no longer withhold a portion of Baylor’s share of revenue distribution. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)
October 30, 2018 - 2:14 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Conference directors have unanimously endorsed an independent report that found Baylor has implemented more than 100 recommendations for reforming its Title IX procedures after a sexual assault scandal rocked the campus more than two years ago. The decision, announced...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lucrative deal with Saudi Arabia has prompted fans and politicians to criticize WWE's decision to continue with the event. (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)
October 30, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WWE has downplayed its upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia as public backlash spreads against its lucrative long-term deal with the kingdom. Criticism from fans and politicians started because women were excluded from competition in an April event, then shifted and spread after writer Jamal...
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New world champions Team USA with Simone Biles, Kara Eaker, Morgan Hurd, Ragan Smith, Grace Mc Callum and Riley Mc Cusker celebrate after the women's team final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Relaxed, relieved and with the gold medal the U.S. women's gymnastics team flew halfway across the globe for secured, Morgan Hurd needed a break. So the 17-year-old hopped on the back of Simone Biles and went for a brief ride, the two teammates laughing all the way. While the...
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France's Tessa Worley celebrates during an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria Saturday, Oct. 27,2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
October 27, 2018 - 5:16 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Tessa Worley has won the season-opening women's World Cup giant slalom in difficult weather conditions on Saturday. The world champion from France was four tenths of a second off the lead after the first run but posted the fastest time in the final run. Worley beat first-run...
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Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine, right, greet by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands after their women's singles semi final match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 27, 2018 - 4:43 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday. "It feels amazing and it was such a...
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October 26, 2018 - 11:10 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Women's Tennis Association has dedicated its trophy for the top-ranked player of the year in honor of Chris Evert. Simona Halep receives the newly named Chris Evert WTA World No.1 Trophy as she is the year-end No. 1 for the second season in a row. Halep isn't playing at the...
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This undated photo provided by the Utah Department of Corrections shows Melvin Rowland. Authorities say that Rowland, suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, was found dead in an off-campus church early Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 2:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender who killed a University of Utah student he briefly dated once said at a parole hearing that he was a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted. Melvin Rowland said he was attracted to teenage girls and vulnerable women, and sought to manipulate those...
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October 22, 2018 - 4:04 am
NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades. Miller is retiring. His last tournament will be the Phoenix Open the first...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 12:28 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on...
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