Women's sports

Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24), guard Crystal Dangerfield, center, and guard Katie Lou Samuelson (33) celebrate after defeating Louisville in a regional championship final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 31, 2019 - 3:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson put UConn on her injured back and shot the Huskies into a record 12th straight Final Four. Samuelson scored 29 points and second-seeded UConn held off No. 1 Louisville 80-73 on Sunday in the Albany Regional Final. "She made some shots today that only really...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells during the first half of a regional semifinal game against the Texas A&M in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 31, 2019 - 2:45 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top. For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, all the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the regional finals. It last happened in 2012, when Baylor won the national championship. The Lady Bears are in...
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Iowa's Megan Gustafson, top left, embraces teammates during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game against North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 30, 2019 - 4:13 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Iowa did what it always does, working the ball around and getting it to Megan Gustafson. Now the Hawkeyes are sticking around longer in the NCAA Tournament than they have in a generation. Gustafson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa past North Carolina State 79-61 on...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, acknowledges the fans after his 6-2, 6-4 win over Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, during the semifinals of the Miami Open tennis tournament Friday, March 29, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)
March 29, 2019 - 9:37 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For an NFL stadium, it will be a different kind of Sunday showdown: Roger Federer against John Isner. Both won Friday and advanced to the final of the Miami Open, which moved this year to the Dolphins' complex from its longtime Key Biscayne home. Federer dominated a...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during a quarterfinal in the Miami Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 29, 2019 - 9:42 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ashleigh Barty waited six hours to get her spot in the Miami Open women's final. Denis Shapovalov needed to pull off yet another comeback to earn his berth into the semifinals. Roger Federer, meanwhile, made winning seem relatively easy. And Simona Halep's chance to...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:42 pm
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Hartford says women's basketball coach Kim McNeill has resigned to become the head coach at East Carolina. McNeill led the Hawks for three seasons. She compiled a 59-38 record, including 23-11 this season, which ended with a lost last week to Providence...
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FILE - In a September 2016 file photo, Yale's women's head soccer coach Rudy Meredith gives pointers to players during a scrimmage in Ocala, Fla. Meredith is expected to plead guilty in federal court, Thursday, March 28, 2019, to taking bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were athletic recruits. (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 3:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at Yale University pleaded guilty Thursday to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were recruits to boost their chances of getting into the school. Rudy Meredith, 51, is the third person to plead guilty...
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In this Sunday, March 24 2019 photo, spectators watch the Italian league women’s match between Juventus Women and Fiorentina Women in the Allianz Arena in Turin, Italy. The exceptional growth of women’s soccer took another leap forward when 39,000 people packed into the Allianz Stadium to watch Juventus Women beat Fiorentina Women 1-0 on a sunny Sunday afternoon. That was a record attendance in Italy that far eclipsed the old mark of 14,000. (AP Photo/Daniella Matar)
March 28, 2019 - 10:44 am
MILAN (AP) — The setting was a major European soccer stadium, the actors on the grassy stage were playing themselves, and the scene was an Italian league women's match — one like never before. More than 39,000 people packed into the Allianz Stadium to watch Juventus Women beat Fiorentina Women 1-0...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco, center, talks with Connecticut athletic director David Benedict, right, before an NCAA college basketball game between UConn and South Carolina, in Storrs, Conn.Aresco says the league's new media rights deal with ESPN gives the AAC a platform similar to having its own branded network. The American and ESPN announced a 12-year agreement that runs through the 2031-32 school year. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 28, 2019 - 9:53 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is expressing reservations about a new media-rights deal that could force fans to pay an added subscription fee to watch many of the school's football and basketball games. The $1 billion, 12-year deal between the American Athletic Conference and...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up for his match against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 11:34 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer will face a hectic few days if he's going to win another Miami Open. He's off to a good start. Federer is through to the quarterfinals, having little trouble on the way to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday — needing only 61...
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