Women's sports

FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
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Inbee Park, of South Korea, hits from the fairway on the second hole during the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 19, 2018 - 10:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inbee Park's flirtation with retirement is in the rear-view mirror. Backed by a large contingent of South Korean fans, Park shot a 5-under 66 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the opening round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in the LPGA Tour's return to Los Angeles after a 13-year...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Tennessee's athletic director Phillip Fulmer watches during the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Knoxville, Tenn. Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000. The deal was announced Thursday, April 19, 2018, by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport in a university release. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer has said all along that his appointment as athletic director at his alma mater wasn't a mere short-term arrangement. Now he has the contract to back it up. Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport announced Thursday that Fulmer has signed a contract...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The five-time Olympian has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Four stops in early 2019 are planned, including Chicago; the others were not announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington...
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A sandstorm sweeps across as competitors take part in the 33rd edition of Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara desert, near Merzouga, southern Morocco, Saturday, April 14, 2018. The 33rd edition of the annual race, considered to be one of the most demanding ultramarathons in the world, finished Saturday after six grueling days and about 250 kilometers (150 miles). (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
April 19, 2018 - 7:15 am
MERZOUGA, Morocco (AP) — Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year's Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands. The 33rd edition of the annual race, considered to be one of the most demanding...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin, left, skates away with the puck as Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Laughton, center, and Michbael Raffl, right, watch during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 18, 2018 - 11:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh's record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination. Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted a familiar refrain: "Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!" Crosby scored his fifth...
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Figure skater Craig Maurizi, right, with, from left, gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher, gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber and speed skater Bridie Farrell, testify before a Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security hearing about "Olympic abuse: The role of national governing bodies in protecting our athletes" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 18, 2018 - 7:27 pm
The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to a Senate...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 18, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified Wednesday as the TV star's lawyers began putting on their case. Marguerite Jackson, an academic...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 18, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A key defense witness says the chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005. Marguerite Jackson is...
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Satoshi Kodaira of Japan watches his drive off the 16th tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
April 17, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Tiger Woods built his comeback around the Masters, as was the case even in healthier years. He took a step back at Augusta National, not breaking par until the final round and finishing 16 shots behind Patrick Reed, the most he has trailed the Masters winner. Woods wasn't alone in his...
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