Women's sports

July 26, 2019 - 7:43 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke Friday at the world swimming championships. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London...
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In this July 17, 2019 photo, amateur boxer Marco Morales shadow boxes in front of his home at the Villa Maria del Triunfo shantytown in Lima, Peru. Morales and other residents of Villa Maria del Triunfo who have witnessed from their cardboard shacks how the government built multi-million dollar arenas, seen in the background, while their decades-old demands for drainage, roads and drinking water in one of the world’s driest capitals, remain unanswered. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
July 26, 2019 - 2:50 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid the thick fog that blankets his sandy hillside shanty town, amateur boxer Marco Morales looks down at a sparkling new complex built by Peru to host the Pan American Games in Lima. The largest multi-sports event in the Americas starts Friday with the opening ceremony and ends...
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Isiah Young celebrates with Justin Gatlin, left, after winning his preliminary heat in the men's 100-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 25, 2019 - 11:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A little bit of rust was expected by Allyson Felix. After all, this was her first race in 13 months and as a mom . Maybe not quite as expected was a little bit of anxiousness waiting to see if she would advance. The six-time Olympic gold medalist breathed a sigh of relief as...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts after third baseman Anthony Rendon threw out Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia at first base on a ground ball in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington ace Max Scherzer lasted five innings in his return from the injured list, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Nationals 8-7 on Thursday in a battle of worn-out bullpens. Ian Desmond led off the ninth with a homer off 42-year-old Fernando Rodney (0-4), who pitched in both...
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FILE - This July 7, 2019 file photo shows Megan Rapinoe celebrating her team's victory after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands outside Lyon, France. Penguin Press announced Thursday, July 25, that Rapinoe’s book, currently untitled, will come out in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a “perfect vehicle” for an “honest, thoughtful, unapologetic” take on everything from soccer to nationalism to gay rights. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
July 25, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a "perfect vehicle" for an "honest, thoughtful, unapologetic" take on...
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July 25, 2019 - 11:27 am
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Paula Creamer is leading a major tournament again, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 64 Thursday in the first round of the Evian Championship. When Creamer last topped a major leaderboard, she won the 2010 U.S. Women's Open by four strokes. At the Evian Resort Golf Club,...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 10:36 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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United States' swimmer Katie Ledecky, right, reacts following the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man )
July 25, 2019 - 10:35 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky's phone pinged with a middle-of-the-night text from Michael Phelps. Sick and struggling to fall asleep, she read his message of concern from half a world away. "What's up? Are you OK?" the 23-time Olympic gold medalist asked. Ledecky had been confined to...
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Gymnast Luna Fernandez from Argentina jumps during a practice session in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Pan American Games begin July 26 and run through Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
July 24, 2019 - 10:21 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Preliminary competition in the Pan American Games kicked off Wednesday in what has been branded as the largest sporting event in Peru's history. Nearly 7,000 athletes from 41 countries will compete in the games, which formally get under way with the opening ceremony on Friday. The...
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U.S. women's soccer team player Rose Lavelle's trophy rests on a table as she attends a welcome event in her honor at Fountain Square, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. Lavelle scored the second goal for the U.S. in the victory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 24, 2019 - 4:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The world champion U.S. women's team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. Paul, Minnesota. The Americans open the tour on Aug. 3 against Ireland at Pasadena, California. The U.S. Soccer Federation...
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