Women's sports

FILE - In this Friday, June 7, 2019 filer, Rocco Commisso, right, is flanked by former soccer star Giancarlo Antognoni as he waves to supporters at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy. Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected by the city committee that protects monuments. Now he is awaiting approval to build a new ground, perhaps near the city’s airport. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP, File )
November 21, 2019 - 9:22 am
ROME (AP) — Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected...
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In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, photo, Alexandra Carpenter goes through drills while playing with the U.S. Women's National hockey team in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa., ahead of scheduled exhibition games against Canada. Carpenter, college hockey's top player in 2015 and daughter of former NHL star Bobby Carpenter, is also leading Russia's Women's Hockey League in scoring while playing for the Chinese-based Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 21, 2019 - 2:32 am
Once Bobby Carpenter's flight from Beijing touched down in Boston, he raced to the Lawrence Larsen Rink in nearby Winthrop, Massachusetts, to catch his daughter's Canadian Women's Hockey League game. Time was of the essence because, immediately following the game, Alex Carpenter was boarding a...
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November 20, 2019 - 4:21 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won twice as many tournaments as anyone else on the LPGA Tour this year. Her four victories included two majors. Her dominance was so thorough that she wrapped up the points-based award as player of the year with three tournaments remaining. And with $1.5 million...
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Pat Williams, co-founder of the NBA Orlando Magic basketball team, kisses a baseball at a news conference to announce a campaign to bring a Major League Baseball team to Orlando, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. Williams brought good luck to the Orlando Magic by kissing ping pong balls before the NBA draft two years in a row bringing the number one picks twice. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 20, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The man who helped bring an NBA team to Orlando said Wednesday that he wants to bring a Major League Baseball team to the theme park mecca. Pat Williams, a former executive with the NBA’s Orlando Magic, said that Orlando was more deserving than a half-dozen other cities that...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure through a new television contract being negotiated. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
November 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA described only as a long-term contract extension that keeps him in charge as women’s golf tries to expand its exposure...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Thompson has gone five years since her only major title. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One of the rookies on the LPGA Tour next year was asked which player she admired when she started getting serious about golf. She mentioned Lexi Thompson. “It kind of makes me feel old. I’m 24,” Thompson said when told this, her smile a mixture of disbelief and pride. “For...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Kupcho, second from left, celebrates after sinking a putt on the 18th hole to win the Augusta National Women's Amateur golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Kupcho advanced to the LPGA Tour finale despite only turning pro five months ago (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 19, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end. Even for a 22-year-old fresh out of college, Kupcho has every reason to be worn out. “I’m looking forward to the end of the tournament,”...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw watches from the sideline during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll is over. The Irish fell out of the Top 25 on Monday, Nov. 19, 2019, for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, ending a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn (492) and Baylor (302). (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
November 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, the driver of United States USA-1, Steven Holcomb, acknowledges the crowd after the team won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2-1/2 years after his death _ and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question _ Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have received at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Holcomb and teammates Steven Langton, Chris Fogt and Curt Tomasevicz were originally awarded bronze medals, which were eventually upgraded after a long probe of the Russian doping scandal that now overshadows those games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
November 18, 2019 - 3:27 am
U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...
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Arsenal's Beth Mead runs with the ball against Tottenham Hotspur, during their Women's Super League soccer match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday Nov. 17, 2019. The match drew a record crowd of 38,262 for the competition on Sunday when Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Tottenham. (Zac Goodwin/PA via AP)
November 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — The first Women’s Super League north London derby drew a record crowd of 38,262 for the competition on Sunday when Arsenal secured a 2-0 victory at Tottenham. The newly fully professional side held out until the 66th minute when Kim Little struck for the champions and Vivianne Miedema...
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