Women's sports

August 07, 2017 - 10:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Former French Open finalist Sara Errani must serve a two-month doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February, the International Tennis Federation said Monday. Errani's defense blamed contamination from her mother's cancer medication...
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United States' Tori Bowie, right, hugs Jamaica's Elaine Thompson after winning the Women's 100 meters final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 06, 2017 - 7:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year's world championships. The evening after Usain Bolt's improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world's best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded...
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August 06, 2017 - 5:21 pm
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — U.S. captain Juli Inkster added a pair of rookies to her Solheim Cup team for matches that will see plenty of new faces. Inkster, the captain for the second straight time, added 18-year-old Angel Yin and Austin Ernst to her 10 automatic qualifiers. She passed over the...
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United States' Tori Bowie, left, crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 100-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 06, 2017 - 5:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 9:55 p.m. Tori Bowie won the 100 meters at the world championships and made it 2-0 for the United States over Jamaica in the battle for sprint supremacy. Bowie threw her chest forward with a final lunge to nip Marie-Josee...
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Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi prepares an attempt in the final of the women's pole vault during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 06, 2017 - 4:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. In another duel for gold, Ekaterini Stefanidi again held off Sandi Morris to claim pole vault gold. Morris and Stefanidi were involved in an epic battle when the Greek won on a countback at the Olympics in Rio de...
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South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk sprays water over his face following his Men's 400 meters heat during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 06, 2017 - 3:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 8 p.m. Wayde van Niekerk is the star of the 400 meters, but even he was forced to work hard to win his semifinal heat at the world championships. The South African was trailing Baboloki Thebe of Botswana coming into the...
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Competitors start from Tower Bridge in the Men's Marathon during the World Athletics Championships Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 06, 2017 - 2:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — With some iconic London landmarks serving as a backdrop, the world championships produced a pair of stirring marathon races on Sunday. Both Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya and Rose Chelimo of Bahrain came from behind to win gold medals on Tower Bridge. Kirui earned Kenya a record fifth men's...
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Jamaica's Elaine Thompson competes in a Women's 100 meters semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 06, 2017 - 2:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. Olympic champion Elaine Thompson set the top time in the semifinals of the 100 meters. Thompson won her heat in 10.84 seconds. Rosangela Santos of Brazil was second in a South American record of 10.91. After...
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United States' Justin Gatlin celebrates after crossing the line to win the gold medal in the Men's 100m final during the World Athletics Championships in London, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 06, 2017 - 2:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 6:55 p.m. Justin Gatlin came into the Olympic Stadium again, and sure enough, the boos were there again. At the medal ceremony for the 100 meters, Usain Bolt received massive cheers for his bronze medal and American silver...
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Amy Cragg of the United States, center, races in the Women's Marathon during the World Athletics Championships Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 06, 2017 - 1:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 6:40 p.m. Jessica Ennis-Hill received a massive ovation from the home crowd at the Olympic Stadium when she was given the gold medal for the 2011 heptathlon. Ennis-Hill was promoted to first place in the event because...
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