Women's sports

U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 26, 2019 - 12:54 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd. The U.S. women's hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time...
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Alysa Liu performs her women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu became the youngest person to win an individual title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show Friday night with two triple axels and taking the title more than six months before her 14th birthday. Defending champion Bradie Tennell fell during her free...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to France's Lucas Pouille during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 25, 2019 - 7:06 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was about as perfect as can be in his semifinal at Rod Laver Arena. Didn't miss much. Almost couldn't, really. It was a performance so flawless, so fantastic, that it was easy to feel as if only one man on the planet might have a chance of preventing...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic answers questions at a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Kvitova will play Japan's Naomi Osaka in Saturday's women's final. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 25, 2019 - 2:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clark competes in the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though she’s saying goodbye to competition, Clark will remained involved in the sport, mainly through Burton, the snowboard maker that has backed her career through thick and thin. She’s designed an environmentally friendly snowboard for women called The Rise that will go into limited production. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 25, 2019 - 2:17 am
DENVER (AP) — What was perhaps Kelly Clark's most memorable trip down a halfpipe had nothing to do with winning. It was the Winter X Games in 2011. Clark had already secured the title. With one lap left — a victory lap, as they call it in snowboarding — she decided to try something no woman had...
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A family goes through a water cooling walkway at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 25, 2019 - 1:26 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Scorching heat knocked out power to homes and businesses, raised wildfire risks and sent tennis fans looking for water and shade Friday in Australia's second-largest city, which recorded its hottest day in five years. Melbourne reached 42 .8 C (109 F) by early afternoon...
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Bradie Tennell performs during the women's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Defending champion Bradie Tennell has the lead after the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and 13-year-old Alysa Liu is a strong second after landing a triple axel. Tennell skated a sharp, clean program Thursday night and earned a score of 76.60, nearly three...
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January 24, 2019 - 9:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kiara Leslie scored 13 points, Elissa Cunane added 11 and Erika Cassell 10 as No. 8 N.C. State remained undefeated with a 54-51 win over Clemson on Thursday night. Leslie scored seven points in the third quarter as N.C. State (19-0, 6-0 ACC) turned a one-point deficit into a 48...
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January 24, 2019 - 9:47 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justify finished unbeaten, on and off the track. The Triple Crown winner for 2018 added Horse of the Year to his resume, getting the nod over Accelerate for the biggest prize handed out at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night. Justify didn't race as a 2-year-old, won...
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Tennessee guard Zaay Green (14) drives around Notre Dame guard Marina Mabrey (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
January 24, 2019 - 9:07 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Young had a triple-double and Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points as No. 1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-62 on Thursday night and continue the Lady Vols' longest losing streak in nearly half a century. Young had 16 points, 12 rebounds, 10...
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