Women's sports

Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return shot while competing against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in their women's singles semifinal match in the China Open at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 19, 2018 - 7:21 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore. Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina are in the other...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a posting on Twitter that legalizing coaching and making it part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show."(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:51 am
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 17, 2018 - 9:24 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. For the season following an Olympics, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington on Friday, Oct. 19. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 17, 2018 - 9:08 am
For the season following an Olympics, when the world's best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014 file photo broadcaster and Hall of Fame golfer Johnny Miller stands on the 18th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament in Napa, Calif. Miller is retiring as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports after three decades of giving viewers his unfiltered views. Miller says he will sign off on Feb. 3 at the Phoenix Open. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them. Miller said Monday he will make his last call from the Phoenix Open the first weekend in February, ending a career as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports that made him as famous as the 63 he shot at Oakmont to...
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Teammates celebrate after United States midfielder Julie Ertz (facing camera) scored a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
October 14, 2018 - 7:11 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Heath's first came in the first two minutes of the match and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet last month from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday, Oct. 12, to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 14, 2018 - 5:14 am
Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic...
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October 13, 2018 - 5:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Wang Qiang, the best Chinese women's player in tennis with a ranking of No. 24, will play Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska for a third career title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Wang posted two upset victories on Saturday by first finishing her rain-postponed quarterfinal...
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October 12, 2018 - 11:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month. The world...
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October 11, 2018 - 3:02 am
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France moved into the Tainjin Open quarterfinals after defeating Chinese qualifier Zhang Yuxuan 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. The 16th-ranked Garcia will play sixth-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia for a semifinal berth on Friday. Third-seeded Elise...
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