Women's sports

FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot from Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during a tennis match at the Miami Open, Monday, March 27, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 27, 2017 - 5:44 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer took a look around as he entered the stadium court at the Miami Open, already feeling the energy of the crowd. He gave them quite the show. Federer advanced to the fourth round at Key Biscayne on Monday, the No. 4 seed beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David...
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Washington guard Kelsey Plum (10) drives past Mississippi State guard Dominique Dillingham, left, during the second half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 27, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelsey Plum left quite the mark at Washington. Now the senior guard, who became the NCAA's all-time career leading scorer this season, is the first from the school to earn Associated Press All-America honors. "It is really special. I started out the season and remembered last year I...
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Mississippi State players and coaches celebrate with the championship trophy after a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Baylor, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Oklahoma City. Mississippi State won 94-85. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 27, 2017 - 2:52 am
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Half the women's Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. The other two spots in Dallas will be decided Monday night when UConn faces upstart Oregon and South Carolina plays Florida State. It took a huge second-half rally and one last defensive stop for...
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Mississippi State players and coaches celebrate with the championship trophy after a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Baylor, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Oklahoma City. Mississippi State won 94-85. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
March 27, 2017 - 2:11 am
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Half the women's Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. The other two spots in Dallas will be decided Monday night when UConn faces upstart Oregon and South Carolina plays Florida State. It took a huge second-half rally and one last defensive stop for...
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March 26, 2017 - 2:55 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Not even a one-minute time penalty could stop a dominant Alejandro Valverde from winning his second Tour of Catalonia. Valverde secured the victory by finishing first in the 139-kilometer (86-mile) seventh stage on Sunday, perfectly timing his final sprint at a hilltop...
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Stanford's Alanna Smith (11) battles Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) for the ball during the first half of a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March. 26, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
March 26, 2017 - 2:49 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Alanna Smith's jumper with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday to reach its first Final Four since 2014. Brittany McPhee scored 27...
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Stanford's Alanna Smith (11) battles Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) for the ball during the first half of a regional final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March. 26, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
March 26, 2017 - 2:39 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Alanna Smith's jumper with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday to reach its first Final Four since 2014. Brittany McPhee scored 27...
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March 26, 2017 - 3:31 am
HURRICANES-DEVILS Skinner, Aho lead surging Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Devils NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 10:26 left and the surging Carolina Hurricanes stretched their point streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory Saturday night that eliminated the...
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