Women's sports

FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Ben Sidgwick wrings out his mop on Center Court at the All England Club at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Wimbledon was first played in 1877 and is the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 26, 2019 - 10:39 am
How well do you know Wimbledon, where play begins Monday? Give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: How many women won at least one of the first 18 WTA tournaments this season? a.) 8 b.) 12 c.) 16 d.) 18 ___ 2nd Round: Tiebreakers will be played at the All England Club in the third sets of women's...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi competes on the floor, earning a 10, during the Pac-12 gymnastics championships in Salt Lake City. The former UCLA gymnast has committed to performing in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women’s sports and entertainment festival. The Aurora Games will be held Aug. 20-25 in Albany, N.Y., and feature about 150 world-class athletes, including Olympic medalists and national champions. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 10:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces after scoring against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club’s seeding system should be changed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 26, 2019 - 9:14 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be changed. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the...
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Swiss Roger Federer hits a backhand in the tennis ATP final against Belgium David Goffin in Halle, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 8:44 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be changed. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany speaks during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 5:12 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC stripped Olympic status from troubled boxing body AIBA on Wednesday and will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games. AIBA had created "very serious reputational, legal and financial risks" for the IOC and its American stakeholders...
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Netherlands' Lieke Martens, top, celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 26, 2019 - 5:12 am
RENNES, France (AP) — Tears were still flowing from Saki Kumagai's eyes more than 30 minutes later. With victorious Dutch rivals passing her on the way out of the stadium, Japan's captain seemed to find solace in speaking about the penalty long after it cost her team a place in the quarterfinals of...
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Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma speaks to reporters during his charity golf event on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Conn. UConn is expected to announce this week that they are leaving the American Athletic Conference and rejoining the Big East for basketball and other sports. Auriemma cautioned fans that the Big East is not the same conference it previously was. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
June 26, 2019 - 2:03 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees is expected to accept an invitation to move most of the school's athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. The board has added the vote to a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning. The Huskies...
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Netherlands' Lieke Martens, top, celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 25, 2019 - 7:15 pm
RENNES, France (AP) — Tears were still flowing from Saki Kumagai's eyes more than 30 minutes later. With victorious Dutch rivals passing her on the way out of the stadium, Japan's captain seemed to find solace in speaking about the penalty long after it cost her team a place in the quarterfinals of...
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Italy's Elisa Bartoli, right, jumps over China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng, second right, just before Italy's Valentina Giacinti scored the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Italy and China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 25, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that...
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Netherlands' Lieke Martens, top, celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
RENNES, France (AP) — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the...
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