Women's sports

Baltimore Ravens' Sam Koch holds the ball for United States soccer player Carli Lloyd as she attempts to kick a field goal after the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens held a joint NFL football practice in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 28, 2019 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup, could Carli Lloyd be entertaining thoughts about a career change? The 37-year-old soccer star nailed a 55-yard field goal during a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens last week. And on...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after losing a point to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 28, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took all of five minutes in the U.S. Open's second round for Venus Williams to drop twice as many games as she had in her opening match a couple of days earlier. And although she eventually made things interesting against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina, the 39-year-old Williams could...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Zach Gerhart, assistant director of broadcasting and video production, works in the ACC Network broadcast facility at North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. The Atlantic Coast Conference finally has its TV channel airing hundreds of league sporting events each year thanks in no small measure to its schools. Administrations around the ACC played a critical role in getting the channel up and running, spending millions to ensure campus broadcast and production facilities were capable of handling telecasts. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 28, 2019 - 8:46 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference finally has its TV channel airing hundreds of league sporting events each year thanks in no small measure to its schools. Administrations around the ACC played a critical role in getting the channel up and running, spending millions to ensure...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 27, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Nick Kyrgios says the ATP is "corrupt" for fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a match. Asked if that recent punishment from the men's tour — only the latest in a long series that...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Anna Blinkova, of Russia, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 27, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka put her right hand in the shape of a gun and pointed two fingers at her temple. She had just dropped the second set, moments after wasting a match point, as her U.S. Open title defense got off to a shaky start Tuesday. Her body language told the story: the eye rolls, the...
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August 27, 2019 - 2:17 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Masai Ujiri could see it in the proud posture and wide smiles of the young female players. The Toronto Raptors president was in Somalia last week for the last stop on his annual Giants of Africa tour. "We have to preach equality on the continent and all over the world," Ujiri told...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner competes in the skills challenge during the WNBA All-Star festivities in Las Vegas. The Mercury have been ravaged by injuries lately and may be without Brittney Griner for three games because of her role in the fight that occurred against Dallas last Saturday, Aug. 10. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 27, 2019 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury are finally getting healthy and that could be trouble for the rest of the league during the playoffs. The Mercury welcomed back Diana Taurasi on Sunday after she sat out the last month recovering from a hamstring injury. "The other night was a test and I feel...
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Serena Williams returns to Maria Sharapova during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 9:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this. So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and...
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Roger Federer serves to Sumit Nagal during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Roger Federer bounced back from a shaky start to keep a perfect record. The five-time champion improved to 19-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open by beating Sumit Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the last match...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, chases down a shot from Zheng Saisai, of China, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 26, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams still loves her job. And she's still capable of doing it rather well. Playing in the U.S. Open for the 21st time, tying Martina Navratilova's record, Williams improved to 21-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows by beating Zheng Saisai 6-1, 6-0 in all of 66...
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