Women's sports

Someone records New England Patriots' Tom Brady talking during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 28, 2019 - 10:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta (all times EST): 10:10 p.m. The New England Patriots' practice home this week is Georgia Tech. That's not easy to take for Patriots center David Andrews, a former Georgia standout. "I'm behind enemy lines right now," Andrews said Monday night...
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Nathan Chen performs in the men's free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. Chen won the event. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships. Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage. Chen, the reigning world champion, is...
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Baylor players huddle together before an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/June Frantz Hunt)
January 28, 2019 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll for the first time nearly six years. The Lady Bears (17-1) ascended to the top spot after then-No. 1 Notre Dame lost to unranked North Carolina on Sunday. Baylor, which received 24 of 28 first-place votes Monday...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka kisses her trophy the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Brighton Beach following her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 28, 2019 - 3:10 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the first player from Asia to top the men's or women's tennis rankings — and the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years. "I feel like I'm literally just still learning," the 21-year-old Osaka said. "Everyone kind...
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Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 27, 2019 - 7:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Chen was skating up to collect his medal — gold, of course — when he tripped on the small carpet in front of the podium and nearly fell. So maybe he's not perfect. Until then, there was hardly any hint of a misstep for Chen, who lived up to his own impressive standard by...
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North Carolina's Stephanie Watts (5) reaches for the ball against Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) looks on. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 27, 2019 - 5:21 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Paris Kea and North Carolina gave coach Sylvia Hatchell the "wow moment" she asked for: an upset of top-ranked Notre Dame. Kea had season highs of 30 points and 10 assists to help the Tar Heels stun the Fighting Irish 78-73 on Sunday, earning the program's first win against...
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January 27, 2019 - 3:28 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kiara Lewis came off the bench to score 20 points, setting a career high for a second straight game, and No. 13 Syracuse defeated Duke 64-55 on Sunday. Lewis, who had 16 points in a loss to Miami last time out, sank 7 of 14 shots, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range for the...
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Metropolitan Division's Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, scores a goal past Central Division's Devan Dubnyk, of the Minnesota Wild, during the first half of the NHL hockey All-Star Game final in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 26, 2019 - 11:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henrik Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star game Saturday night. Selected the MVP, Crosby finished...
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Duke women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie, right, and former Tennessee player Chamique Holdsclaw speak to Duke players during the team's NCAA college basketball practice in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Coach McCallie and Duke hope to erase the stigma of mental health issues with their inaugural "Mental Wealth Day." (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 26, 2019 - 3:31 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie was attending the funeral of an ex-teammate's daughter who died by suicide when she knew she had to do something. McCallie and the Blue Devils are hosting what they say is women's college basketball's first "Mental Wealth Day" before and during...
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The Team Elana Meyers Taylor, front, and Lauren Gibbs from USA reacts at the Women two Bob Sledge World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 10:28 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States won a World Cup women's bobsled race Saturday, ending Germany's 24-race winning streak in World Cup and Olympic bobsled races dating back to last season. Meyers Taylor and push athlete Lauren Gibbs finished their two runs in 2...
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