Women's sports

August 11, 2019 - 12:49 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner and five other players were ejected after a fight broke out midway through the fourth quarter of Dallas' 80-77 win over Phoenix on Saturday night. With 6:23 left in the final period, Griner and Wings forward Kristine Anigwe got tangled up in the lane and a scuffle...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, celebrates after defeating Sofia Kenin, of the United States, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 9:15 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the Rogers Cup title match with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Sofia Kenin on Saturday, becoming the first Canadian in 50 years to make the women's final. The 19-year-old Andreescu, from nearby Mississauga, will face Serena Williams on Sunday. "The...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, looks at his putt on the fourth green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday, Aug. 10, after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt at The Northern Trust. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
August 10, 2019 - 6:48 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt. Among those who criticized him on Twitter was Eddie...
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Serena Williams, right, of the United States, smiles as she shakes hands with Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after defeating her in two sets during quarterfinal Rogers Cup tennis tournament action in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 10:27 am
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 Friday night in a rematch of their U.S. Open final. Williams faced Osaka for the first time since losing to her in a contentious 2018 U.S. Open final. The 37-year-old...
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Simone Biles celebrates after competing on the beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 10, 2019 - 2:09 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The competition isn't the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she's dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long ago. What drives Biles is the voice in her head, the one that tells the best gymnast in the world that...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns the ball to Ekaterina Alexandrova, of Russia, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 10:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams opened with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens of Belgium...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 10:14 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto, and has a 31-4 match record. "I feel like...
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Simone Biles stretches during practice for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 07, 2019 - 5:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface. And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18 months after the Olympic gymnastics champion revealed she was among the hundreds of athletes abused by...
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Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles goes up for a shot as Atlanta Dream center Elizabeth Williams (1) defends during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 06, 2019 - 9:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Napheesa Collier had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 85-69 on Tuesday night. Collier, the WNBA rookie of the month for July, scored 10 straight points during Minnesota's 15-0 run for a 75-64 lead. She had just four points...
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Japan's Hinako Shibuno reacts as she holds the trophy as she celebrates after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at Woburn Gold Club near near Milton Keynes, England, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 04, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Hinako Shibuno of Japan finished with a birdie to win the Women's British Open by one shot over Lizette Salas on Sunday as she wrapped up a stunning major championship debut. The 20-year-old Shibuno, a rookie on the Japan LPGA Tour who was playing for the first time...
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