Women's sports

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Canada's Denis Shapovalov, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Thursday, May 17, 2018 (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 17, 2018 - 6:16 pm
ROME (AP) — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 Thursday to reach the Italian Open's last eight and gain revenge over the Canadian teenager. Four-time Rome winner Novak Djokovic reached his first quarterfinal of the year with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over...
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May 17, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team. News outlets report Katina Powell was arrested Thursday, moments after the court told her to vacate her Louisville home, for...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. The governing body for college sports on Thursday, May 17, 2018, announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevented events like college basketball's NCAA Tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
May 17, 2018 - 5:03 pm
The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as soon as they can. The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevented events like...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that it has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 17, 2018 - 4:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say. The school,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve applauds here team during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop The Associated Press WNBA poll. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday, May 17, 2018. ( (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
May 17, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that support women and girls. The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased to select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the "Take a Seat, Take a Stand" campaign. All...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, shoots against Indiana Fever's Jazmon Gwathmey during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis. The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop The Associated Press WNBA poll. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 17, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll — again. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday. It's the second time in the three seasons that the AP has been doing the poll that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that it has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 17, 2018 - 1:06 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 1 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says the $500 million settlement with victims of former campus sports doctor Larry...
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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 17, 2018 - 1:07 am
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's announcement Wednesday that it agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by former sports doctor Larry Nassar is seen as a step toward providing closure for those victims. But it hardly ends...
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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 16, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million...
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Italy's Fabio Fognini falls as he returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their Italian Open tennis tournament match, in Rome, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ROME (AP) — Fabio Fognini got the Italian Open crowd fired up with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem to reach the third round Wednesday. Italy's top player came out wearing a black shirt with a red lightning bolt design down his chest and he was energized from the start, grazing...
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