Women's sports

September 19, 2019 - 8:27 pm
PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Lukas Michel of Australia twice came back from 3-hole deficits Thursday and won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event's 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters. Michel had a 1-up lead over Joseph Deraney after four holes in the 36-...
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September 19, 2019 - 8:08 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Ina Kim-Schaad won the opening hole with a par and never trailed Thursday on her way to a 3-and-2 victory over Talia Campbell in the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. Kim-Schaad won the USGA championship 19 years after she was runner-up in the 2000 U.S. Junior Girls. The 35-year-old...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Iranian women cheer as they wave their country's flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran. Sahar Khodayari, an Iranian female soccer fan died after setting herself on fire outside a court after learning she may have to serve a six-month sentence for trying to enter a soccer stadium where women are banned, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The 30-year-old was known as the "Blue Girl" on social media for the colors of her favorite Iranian soccer team, Esteghlal. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
September 19, 2019 - 7:28 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month. Attention on the ban intensified when a 29-year-old activist, Sahar Khodayari, died this month after setting herself on fire...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, left, and Dallas Wings forward Megan Gustafson tangle while going for a rebound during a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Gustafson recently finished her rookie season in the WNBA, and is off to Hungary for pro basketball in the winter. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
September 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
DALLAS (AP) — I have been playing the game of basketball since I was basically in diapers. For some reason, even back then I thought that putting an orange ball in a basket was quite entertaining. Fast forward about twenty-two years and this still rings true. I am currently living out my dreams as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Fiji's Leone Nakarawa, center, catches the ball during an international rugby union test match between Fiji and Japan at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, western France. Teams from the Pacific islands are immensely popular around the world and their appearances at the Rugby World Cup are likely to attract large and admiring crowds. But an appreciative welcome won't disguise the fact that the Pacific nations begin the tournament under a considerable handicap. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
September 18, 2019 - 9:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his country further than ever at the World Cup. Olympic rugby players will be contesting the Rugby World...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Lynx's head coach Cheryl Reeve instructs her players during a WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
September 18, 2019 - 4:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars. The award announced Wednesday was based on voting by one...
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September 17, 2019 - 10:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about Missy Franklin's wedding, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport. A corrected version of the story is below: Taking the plunge: Olympic swim champion Missy Franklin weds...
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North Korea's fans celebrate during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between North Korea and Lebanon at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. North Korea won the game 2-0. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
September 17, 2019 - 9:48 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground. The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn't yet received any information from its counterpart in Pyongyang regarding...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, New York Liberty coach Katie Smith watches during the second half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis. The Liberty will have the No. 1 pick in next year’s WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history. “It’s awesome to be able to have that pick,” Smith said. “We’re going to be able to add a really elite piece to what we already have. It’s a silver lining to a year where we battled and came up short. It’s something we can look towards the future and add a piece that will help us compete for a championship.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 17, 2019 - 7:53 pm
The New York Liberty will have the No. 1 pick in next year's WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history. One of the original WNBA teams, the Liberty won the draft lottery Tuesday night. New York had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a 44.2% chance. "It's awesome to be able to...
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Suzann Pettersen of Europe celebrates after holing a putt on the 18th green to win the Solheim Cup against the US at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
September 17, 2019 - 6:22 pm
Suzann Pettersen achieved one of the rarest feats in golf. The winning shot in the Solheim Cup? Yes, it starts there. That putt she made from just outside 6 feet on the 18th green at Gleneagles was the main reason why Pettersen should be the envy of anyone who has competed as long and as well as...
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