Women's sports

FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams makes a return against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena Williams will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 24, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to the draw on Thursday. Yet a matchup between three-time champion Williams and two-time champion Sharapova is far from guaranteed. Williams resumes her comeback after maternity leave following...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, USA's Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams , right, talk between points in their doubles match against Netherlands' Leslie Herkhove and Demi Schuurs in the first round of Fed Cup tennis competition in Asheville, N.C. French Open organizers say the Williams sister will compete in the doubles tournament at Roland Garros. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open. The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together in 1999 and in 2010. They have not played doubles together at a major since they won Wimbledon...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during the Madrid Open tennis tournament final in Madrid, Spain. Kvitova won the final 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3. A Czech court ruled on Thursday May 24, 2018, a suspect in a knife attack on double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will be taken into custody. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:44 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech Republic court has ruled a suspect in a knife attack on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova be taken into custody. Zuzana Buresova, a spokesperson for the county court in the city of Prostejov, says the court issued the ruling on Thursday. Buresova declined to give any...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper. Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Halep will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep has learned from her mistakes, and she is hoping to put her newly acquired knowledge to the test at this year's French Open. The top-ranked Romanian led Jelena Ostapenko by a set and 3-0 in last year's final at Roland Garros. She looked to be on the verge of claiming her...
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Arizona players mob Haley Moore, center, after Arizona defeated Alabama during the final round of the NCAA Division I women's golf championship in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 23, 2018 - 10:29 pm
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Haley Moore beat Lakareber Abe with a birdie on the first extra hole Wednesday to give Arizona a 3-2 victory over Alabama in the NCAA women's golf championship. Three days after the Wildcats were one putt away from being eliminated, Moore made a 4-foot putt on the par-5...
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May 23, 2018 - 9:50 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA Tour and BMW Group Korea have reached an agreement for a South Korean tournament that will start next year. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and BMW Group Korea Chairman Hyo Joon Kim announced Wednesday that the first event will be played in October 2019 at LPGA...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Moriya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, watches her shot from the seventh tee during the second round of the LPGA Tour's HUGEL-JTBC LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn play golf and live life differently. The sisters from Thailand have won two of the last four LPGA tournaments and are attempting at the Volvik Championship to become the first two-time winner this year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:39 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn play golf and live life differently. The sisters from Thailand do have the same goal on the LPGA Tour, hoping their shot-to-shot focus leads to titles. The Jutanugarns are two of six women with a shot at the Volvik Championship to become the...
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Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk holds a football as she and NFL commissioner Roger Goodall prepare for a photo after it was announced that Nashville will host the 2019 NFL draft during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Music City. League owners awarded the 2019 draft to Nashville during their annual spring meetings on Wednesday, clearly impressed with the city's turnout for events such as the NHL Stanley Cup Final and a party to unveil redesigned uniforms for the...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Yulia Putintseva came from a set down to defeat top-seeded Sloane Stephens 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in a match played over two days in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup. Their match has been suspended due to darkness at 3-3 in the final set on Tuesday, and Putintseva went on...
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