Women's sports

Serena Williams returns a serve by Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 29, 2018 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U.S. Open, their earliest showdown at a major tournament in 20 years. Serena Williams set up the highly...
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 3, 2018 file photo, Alize Cornet of France returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. The U.S. Open on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match a day after a women's player was penalized for doing so. The tournament said it regretted the code violation issued to Alize Cornet of France, a ruling that was criticized by players and fans who thought it was unfair to women because male players frequently do it.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
August 29, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Wednesday that a chair umpire incorrectly warned French player Alize Cornet for changing her shirt on court at the U.S. Open — the latest example in recent days of ways in which men and women are treated differently in tennis. Off court...
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Ekaterina Makarova, right, of Russia, shakes hands with Julia Goerges, of Germany, after Makarova defeated Goerges during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 29, 2018 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Fresh off her first Grand Slam semifinal, No. 9 seed Julia Goerges made an early exit at the U.S. Open. Goerges bowed out in the second round at Flushing Meadows, losing to 45th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova 7-6...
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Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, from home plate at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Ind., while their groomsmen and bridesmaids lined up, respectively, along the first and third baselines. The stadium is featured in the 1992 movie about a women's baseball league during World War II that starred Tom Hanks and Madonna. In one scene, Hanks’ team manager character tells one of his players: "there's no crying in baseball." (Nic Antaya/The Herald via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:54 am
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) — Two baseball fans have tied the knot at a southern Indiana baseball stadium that features in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own." Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Saturday at home plate in League Stadium in Huntingburg. Their groomsmen and...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in case he lost his lunch. Djokovic sat down and...
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Frances Tiafoe serves to Adrian Mannarino, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Young American Frances Tiafoe finally has his first U.S. Open win on his fourth try — and he eliminated a seeded player, to boot. Tiafoe, a 20-year-old from Maryland, beat No. 29 Adrian Mannarino of France 6-...
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Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don't deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails. Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament. Put those two types at opposite ends of a...
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Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, returns a shot to Ryan Harrison, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Kevin Anderson rallied to outlast Ryan Harrison in five sets to win his first match at the U.S. Open since last year's final. The No. 5 seed pulled out a 7-6 (4), 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in a match that...
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Canada's Brooke Henderson smiles after winning the Women's Canadian Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sunday Aug. 26, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Brooke Henderson's adoring home fans chanted her name and sang "O Canada." Her father raced onto the 18th green to shower her and sister/caddie Brittany with champagne. Delivering in front of a huge gallery at chilly and rainy Wascana Country Club, Henderson had a lot to...
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Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stevens pose with the tournament's trophies during the reveal of the 2018 U.S. Open draw in New York, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 26, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings. On Monday...
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