Women's sports

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 04, 2019 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash tweeted about her. So did WNBA player Kia Nurse. Canada is crazy for Bianca Andreescu. "It's really cool having other Canadian athletes shout me out like that," Andreescu said. "I think it gives me extra motivation to just keep striving and keep...
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Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, left, and Dallas Wings center Kristine Anigwe dive to the floor after a loose ball during a WNBA basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 7:17 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones spent a few hours Wednesday night playing basketball, the rest of this week her focus has been on family and friends in her native Bahamas and the destruction from Hurricane Dorian Jones has not been able to talk to her parents for...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2012, file photo, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is shown before an NHL hockey game agains the Pittsburgh Penguins in Boston. Tim Thomas broke a years-long public silence Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, after being named as part of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2019. The mercurial retired NHL goaltender who led the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011 and made headlines for refusing to visit then-President Barack Obama at the White House has avoided the spotlight since walking away from hockey in 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Retired NHL goaltender Tim Thomas broke a years-long public silence Wednesday after being named as part of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2019. The mercurial Thomas, who led the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011 and made headlines for refusing to visit then-President Barack...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:46 p.m. Roger Federer gave away a lead against a guy he'd never lost to and was beaten 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 by 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the U.S. Open quarterfinals before a stunned crowd at Arthur Ashe...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, clenches her fist after defeating Qiang Wang, of China, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. Williams won 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers associated with Serena Williams' U.S. Open quarterfinal victory were so stark , they bear reading more than once. Winners: 25-0. Points: 50-15. Minutes: 44. Score: 6-1, 6-0. This is the portion of the tournament that is supposed to be where winning a Grand Slam title...
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Gael Monfils, of France, right, watches a match between Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, and Johanna Konta, of the United Kingdom, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 03, 2019 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elina Svitolina booked her spot in the U.S. Open semifinals, and then it was Gaël Monfils' turn. The No. 5-seeded Svitolina reached her second consecutive major semifinal Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Johanna Konta. Monfils, her boyfriend who is the No. 13 seed on the men's...
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Tom Lewis, of England, competes in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship golf tournament in Newburgh, Ind., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Lewis says it has always been his dream to play on the PGA Tour. He just didn't see it happening like this. (Christiana Botic/Evansville Courier & Press via AP)
September 03, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Tyler Duncan played his best golf over the final nine holes of his long season, making four birdies on the back nine to close with a 66. That meant getting a PGA Tour card for the third straight season, twice through what now is called the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. D.J. Trahan also delivered a clutch...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault gestures during the second half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball playoffs semifinal against the Atlanta Dream, in Washington. The Mystics hold a half-game lead on Connecticut for the top spot. With a few games to play. The Sun hold the tiebreaker between the teams. “We’re still playing for something,” Thibault said by phone Monday. “It’s a big deal to have homecourt all the way through and have a potential Game 5 in the finals at your home.” (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 03, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Playoff-bound teams usually would be able to potentially rest players before the postseason with a week left in the regular season. With nothing really wrapped up as far as playoff positioning, that won't be happening for most teams — not even current No. 1 seed Washington. The...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up prior to facing David Goffin, of Belgium, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 03, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Given how well Roger Federer had been playing at the U.S. Open, and given that he went into his quarterfinal with an unbeaten record against the guy he was facing, it's not as if he needed any extra edge. Still, if Federer did want to employ a bit of gamesmanship, he could have...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, the United States team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands in Decines, France. Across the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), attendance overall is up about 15 percent this year, with the most dramatic upward swings coming after U.S. national team’s victory this summer at the World Cup in France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 03, 2019 - 6:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out. FIFA says it has sent "the updated bidding and hosting documents" to the eight member federations. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team...
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