Women's sports

The new Simonne Mathieu court is seen as Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves against Taylor Townsend of the U.S. during their first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 10:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler )
May 26, 2019 - 10:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:31 p.m. Playing his first match at Roland Garros since 2015, Roger Federer had no problem reaching the second round of the French Open. Back on the refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier on the opening day of the clay-court event, the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018 file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart in action against the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision says that Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday night, May 23, 2019, because no official announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 24, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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Soldiers of French anti terrorist plan "Vigipirate Mission", secure the area, near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, Friday May, 24, 2019. A small explosion Friday on a busy street in the French city of Lyon lightly injured several people, local officials said. (AP Photo/Sebastien Erome)
May 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm
LYON, France (AP) — A small explosion Friday on a commercial street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said. The cause of the blast that occurred in or outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree wasn't immediately clear, according to Kamel Amerouche, the...
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Ryan Colton, NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee chair, center, watches as Duke women's golf coach Dan Brooks, left, shakes hands with Wake Forest women's golf coach Kim Lewellen after completing the parings for the final round of an NCAA college golf tournament, Wednesday, May 23, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
May 22, 2019 - 9:30 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Trailing in four of five matches on the back nine, Duke knew there was plenty of time in what became the longest day in the NCAA Women's Golf Championship. Duke sent three of those matches to extra holes, won two of them and walked away with a seventh NCAA title. Miranda...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 5:34 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on...
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Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr., center, stands as the jury enters the courtroom on the first day of his rape trial, Monday May 20, 2019, in Vista, Calif. Winslow's attorneys Brian Watkins, right, and Marc Carlo, left, flank him. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)
May 20, 2019 - 7:51 pm
VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury plagued NFL career, "took what he wanted," including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile defense lawyers...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. More than 200 of the world’s top female players have taken their next step toward a single, economically viable professional league by forming their own players’ association. The new Professional Women’s Hockey Association (PWHPA) announced Monday, May 20, 2019, that incorporation papers were filed Friday with help from attorneys from Ballard Spahr. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm
More than 200 of the world's top women's hockey players have formed a union, saying they must "stand together" if there is to be a sustainable professional league. The Professional Women's Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a "single,...
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