Women's sports

Seattle Storm players gather in a celebratory huddle after a 94-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 12:42 am
Elena Delle Donne has the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they'll face Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm. The star forward came to Washington last year to try and lead the Mystics to a championship. She has them one step away. "D.C.'s become home to...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a shot from Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 04, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Serena Williams shook off a slow start to grab eight consecutive games and beat 2016 runner-up Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 for a spot in the U.S. Open semifinals. Williams delivered 13 aces, part of a 35-12...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to John Millman, of Australia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 03, 2018 - 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 a.m. Roger Federer is in some trouble at the U.S. Open, trailing two sets to one against 55th-ranked John Millman in the fourth round. Federer won the opening set 6-3 on a humid night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, but he...
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Serena Williams reacts after defeating Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 02, 2018 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams' yells of "Come on!" crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped a backhand winner to claim the third set's opening game Sunday, Williams let out her loudest shout of...
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Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, waves to fans after defeating Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, in the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 02, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Karolina Pliskova reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the third consecutive year, beating No. 18 seed Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4. Pliskova was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2016, when she beat Serena...
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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, reacts after winning a point against Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 02, 2018 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Dominic Thiem has eliminated 2017 U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory in the fourth round. Anderson was hoping to earn a rematch with Rafael Nadal, who beat him last year in the...
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A performer sings during the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 02, 2018 - 7:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia billed itself the "Energy of Asia" during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country's diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, poses with a fan after defeating Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 01, 2018 - 11:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most pivotal part of Roger Federer's U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam. The most spectacular part? That came, anyone who saw it surely would agree...
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Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after winning the third set against Alex de Minaur, of Australia, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 01, 2018 - 10:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:25 a.m. No. 7 seed Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, and 19-year-old Alex de Minaur are heading to a fifth set in their third-round match. Cilic dropped the opening two sets 6-4, 6-3, before tying the match...
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