Women's sports

Max Homa poses with the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
May 05, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two years after Max Homa played only one Sunday in an entire PGA Tour season, he showed his mettle at Quail Hollow by closing with a 4-under 67 to pull away from the field and win the Wells Fargo Championship. Homa began the back nine with two birdies to build a four-shot...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 05, 2019 - 3:52 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years. Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or Barcelona, the tournaments that mark the start of the clay swing in Europe. That year, Nadal...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, France forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto challenges for the ball with Germany midfielder Sara Dabritz during a women's international friendly soccer match between France and Germany at Francis-le-Basser stadium in Laval, western France. Coach Corinne Diacre has defended her decision to leave out Paris Saint-Germain striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto from France Women's World Cup squad. France will host the tournament from June 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 04, 2019 - 8:33 am
PARIS (AP) — They share the same age — 20 — and both are prolific scorers for Paris Saint-Germain. But unlike her male counterpart Kylian Mbappe, Marie-Antoinette Katoto is not going to experience any World Cup glory with France. For now at least. "She's got talent but at the moment she doesn't...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams poses with the trophy after beating Madison Keys 7-6, 6-3, in the final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ representative “four-five days ago” and that “she has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the May 13-19 event. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 03, 2019 - 7:11 am
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams' agent and that Williams "has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early" for the May 13-19...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2019, file photo, United States defender Ali Krieger (11) runs during an international friendly soccer match against Belgium, in Los Angeles. Defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian have been included on the U.S. national team roster for the Women’s World Cup in France. All three were widely considered on the bubble for the 23-player roster announced Thursday, May 2, 2019, by coach Jill Ellis. The United States is the defending champion of soccer’s premier tournament, which starts on June 7. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Experience was a factor in coach Jill Ellis' decision to include defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian on the U.S. team that will seek to defend its title at the Women's World Cup. All three were widely considered to be on the bubble for the 23-player roster for France...
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May 01, 2019 - 12:20 pm
ROME (AP) — Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury. Rome organizers announced Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13-19 tournament will be taken by 45th-ranked Viktoria Kuzmova of...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2007, file photo, cloudy skies appear above the clubhouse at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Several members of a Texas family have been charged with federal crimes in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to get tickets to the Masters golf tournament, then resell those tickets at a healthy profit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 30, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods knew he was back in the game at the Masters when Francesco Molinari hit into the water on the 12th hole and made double bogey. From there, Woods relied on his vast experience at Augusta National. That meant using his sight to understand the sounds. In an interview...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Princeton head coach Courtney Banghart looks on during the first half of a first-round women's college basketball game against Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. A person with knowledge of the situation says North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 30, 2019 - 11:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Courtney Banghart built the Princeton women's basketball program to the point that winning conference championships and going to the NCAA Tournament seemingly became routine. Now she'll try to do the same at North Carolina. UNC hired Banghart on Tuesday to be the Tar Heels' new...
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April 30, 2019 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon is "highly likely" at the 2020 tournament to introduce a serve clock for players that debuted in Grand Slams at last year's US Open. Tournament CEO Richard Lewis detailed the timetable at a news conference on Tuesday which announced a near-12% raise in prize money for the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Princeton head coach Courtney Banghart reacts during the second half of a first round women's college basketball game against Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. A person with knowledge of the situation says North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 29, 2019 - 9:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't...
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