Women's sports

January 23, 2020 - 8:16 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The NCAA will now permit elite athletes to be paid for training expenses by the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national governing bodies. The Division I Council adopted the legislation Wednesday at the NCAA convention and it is effective immediately. Previously, college...
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CiCi Bellis of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 23, 2020 - 5:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The worst part might have been the telephone conversation — CiCi Bellis and her mother on one end of the line, a doctor on the other — to go over the plan for one in a series of operations to rebuild the 20-year-old American tennis player's right arm. “We were just...
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Danielle Collins of the U.S. makes a backhand return to Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 23, 2020 - 4:36 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Danielle Collins is out of the Australian Open in the second round a year after making her Grand Slam breakthrough with a run to the semifinals at Melbourne Park. The 26th-seeded American bowed out Thursday...
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Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his second round singles match against France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 23, 2020 - 4:04 am
Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court, whether it's shot selection, showmanship, momentum swings, barking at his entourage or mocking another player not even involved in the match at hand...
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January 22, 2020 - 5:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform. Moore told The New York Times in a story published Wednesday of her choice to stay off the court for 2020. She said in her interview with the newspaper that...
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Iowa coach Lisa Bluder reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 22, 2020 - 1:44 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach's own...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer stretches out for a backhand return to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 22, 2020 - 4:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Roger Federer, who had reached the third round at the Australian Open every year since his tournament debut in 2000, extended his streak by beating Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round. The 20-...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff of the U.S. reacts after winning a point against Romania's Sorana Cirstea during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 22, 2020 - 2:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell...
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U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods waits for International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico to play a shot on the 1rst in their singles match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 21, 2020 - 3:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced changes to the criteria and the selection process, starting with the age limit being reduced from 50 to 45. Players become eligible if they are 45 in the year of...
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An investigator with the Office of the Michigan Attorney General leaves with boxes from the Twistars Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, Investigators also searched the home of former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics coach John Geddert, who had ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 21, 2020 - 11:36 am
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Police on Tuesday searched the Michigan home and former gym of a gymnastics coach who had ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, authorities said. The Lansing State Journal posted photos of a man with a police coat carrying a box away from John Geddert’s house in...
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