Women's sports

FILE - In thisThursday, May 31, 2018 file photo, United States' Serena Williams returns a shot against Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Serena Williams says her relationship with the French Open is fine despite the Grand Slam tournament’s plan to ban her skin-tight black catsuit. “When it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender,” she said Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 during her press conference before the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams isn't worried about a dress code at the French Open. Her skin-tight black catsuit won't be welcome, but Williams had already put it back in the closet. She no longer needs a full-length outfit for health reasons and won't be wearing it again at the U.S. Open. Besides...
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The combined Koreas march into Gelora Bung Karno Stadium under the "unification" flag during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 9:26 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two countries. One significant medal. A combined Koreas crew earned a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games on Saturday by finishing third in the women's 200-meter dragon boat final behind China and games host Indonesia. It was the first time a combined team from North...
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Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games —...
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Golf fans look on as Brooke Henderson, of Canada, tees off on the second hole during the women's Canadian Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 6:17 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sung Hyun Park emerged from the scorer's tent to a swarm of fans after shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday in the second round of the CP Women's Open. Few seemed to notice the defending champion and world's top-ranked female player as she strolled undisturbed down a path at...
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Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Sparks guard Odyssey Sims (1) defends during the first half of a single elimination WNBA basketball playoff game Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 24, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics rout the Los Angeles Sparks 96-64 on Thursday night in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. Los Angeles and Minnesota — the past three WNBA champions — have both been eliminated from the postseason...
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Canada's Brooke Henderson watches her shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the CP Women's Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. ( Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied five of her last eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a share of the CP Women's Open lead Thursday at rain-softened Wascana Country Club. Nasa Hataoka and Mariajo Uribe joined the second-ranked Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard, with Canadian star...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, former Michigan State University gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages reacts during the womens gymnastic's meet in East Lansing, Mich. Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Klages was charged Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 with lying to police amid an investigation into the school's handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Sundeep Dhanjal/The State News via AP File)
August 23, 2018 - 2:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates with the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wickenheiser is the Toronto Maple Leafs new assistant director of player development. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser, one of the top players in women's hockey history, joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office on Thursday. The longtime star of Canada's national team is the NHL club's new assistant director of player development. She will monitor prospects in the Western...
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Mark Schubert, right, former USA Swimming's National Team head coach, talks with former Australian swim coach Dennis Cottrell at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Dismissed in 2010 as the American head coach, Schubert has been working for a year as a "part-time adviser" for the Chinese team. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 22, 2018 - 6:58 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mark Schubert is unmistakable on the pool deck at the Asian Games. The former head coach of the U.S. national swimming team is now wearing different colors — an orange shirt with the Chinese flag on his chest. Dismissed in 2010 as the U.S. national team head coach amid a...
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China's Liu Xiang celebrates after winning the women's 50m backstroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 21, 2018 - 4:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang of China swam a world-record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal on Tuesday night at the Asian Games. Liu has become the first woman to swim under 27 seconds in the event, breaking the mark of 27.06 set by fellow Chinese...
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