Women's sports

Australia's Ashley Barty poses with the trophy after beating Germany's Julia Goerges during the final match of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, Sunday June 23, 2019. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 4:55 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held. Barty became the first Australian woman in more than 40 years to take the top...
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Hannah Green, of Australia, holds the trophy after winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 23, 2019 - 10:41 pm
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par 72 at Hazeltine for a...
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Hannah Green, of Australia, holds the trophy after winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
June 23, 2019 - 9:11 pm
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who won seven majors in her Hall of Fame career. Webb watched from outside...
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United States' Rose Lavelle, right, is substituted by teammate Christen Press during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 6:15 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren't intimidated by the defending Women's World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the...
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France's Amandine Henry, bottom center, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Brazil at Stade Oceane, in Le Havre, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 23, 2019 - 5:50 pm
France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri's free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre. The World Cup hosts, in the...
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England's Steph Houghton, third from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side's first goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 23, 2019 - 4:15 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England's staff and players watched in disbelief. "I didn't know what was going on," England coach Phil Neville said. "Are they going to walk off?" Twice, the English couldn't be sure if Sunday's Women's World Cup...
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England's Steph Houghton, third from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side's first goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 23, 2019 - 2:11 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Steph Houghton scored on a rare free kick to set England on its way to a 3-0 victory over Cameroon on Sunday, clinching a place in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals after a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions. At times during the...
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United States' Jessica Mcdonald, left, runs after the ball next to Chile's Carla Guerrero during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah, her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup debut...
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June 23, 2019 - 10:07 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ashleigh Barty defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5 to win the Birmingham Classic title on Sunday, a victory that ensures the Australian will be No. 1 in the rankings on Monday. The 23-year-old Barty, who lost the final to Petra Kvitova in 2017, did not drop a set all week at...
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The new headquarters building of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The inauguration of the Olympic House will take place on June 23, during the celebration of Olympic Day. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 8:31 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as...
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