Women's sports

May 13, 2018 - 2:36 pm
ROME (AP) — The good news for Stan Wawrinka is that he finally feels physically fit again following surgery on his left knee. The challenge now for the three-time Grand Slam champion is regaining his confidence and fluidity of movement on the court. Playing his first match in three months, Wawrinka...
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Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 13, 2018 - 9:50 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israelis took to the streets early Sunday to celebrate their country's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Fans flooded Tel Aviv's Rabin Square in front of City Hall, with some euphorically jumping into a public fountain, after Netta Barzilai was announced...
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May 13, 2018 - 9:43 am
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA May 14 1913 — Washington's Walter Johnson gives up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns to end his streak of 56 scoreless innings. The Senators win 10-5. 1919 — Four days after his Kentucky Derby victory, Sir Barton, ridden by Johnny Loftus, wins the...
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Amanda Nunes, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Raquel Pennington, from the United States, during their UFC women's bantamweight mixed martial arts bout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
May 13, 2018 - 1:34 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amanda Nunes of Brazil beat American Raquel Pennington early Sunday to defend her UFC bantamweight title for the third time. The heavily favored Brazilian won by technical knockout in the fifth round in front of her home fans in Rio de Janeiro. Nunes said winning against her...
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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova lifts up her trophy after winning against The Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during a Madrid Open tennis tournament final match in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Kvitova won 7-6 (6), 4-6 and 6-3. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 12, 2018 - 5:48 pm
MADRID (AP) — When Petra Kvitova thought she couldn't go on, the Czech hit the critical shots to finally edge Kiki Bertens and claim a record third Madrid Open title on Saturday. Kvitova outlasted Bertens 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 in a grueling final decided when the unseeded Dutch player hit a backhand...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2008, file photo, Phoenix Suns' Shaquille O'Neal, center, holds up his new basketball jersey as he is flanked by Suns general manager Steve Kerr, left, and coach Mike D'Antoni at a news conference in Phoenix. Kerr praises D'Antoni for influencing the way NBA teams now play offense: the pace, the importance of precise ball movement, going small without a traditional center and shooting at will from way back. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)http://epix.ap.org/#
May 12, 2018 - 4:32 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni from afar for how he empowers all his players to be scorers. No matter who you are, just let it fly — and for the Rockets that means regularly from 3-point range. And in transition whenever possible. Golden...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo South Carolina's A'ja Wilson (22) smiles during practice at the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Albany, N.Y. Wilson is getting a statue at South Carolina. She helped South Carolina win the 2017 NCAA title and left as the school's all-time scoring leader. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 12, 2018 - 3:40 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Basketball star A'ja Wilson is getting a statue at South Carolina. University President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies Saturday by announcing the school plans to build a statue of the national player of the year. Wilson helped South Carolina win the 2017 NCAA...
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Athletes start the men's 100 meters on a wet track surface during the Shanghai Diamond League track and field competition in Shanghai, China, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2018 - 11:37 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic and world champion Omar McLeod surprised himself by edging the men's 110-meter hurdles at a rain-drenched Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. The Jamaican narrowly defeated Orlando Ortega of Spain by one hundredth of a second in an ordinary 13.16 seconds to capture his...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 filer, Roberta Vinci, of Italy, reacts after winning her match with Lesia Tsurenko, of Ukraine, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci will have no regrets when she plays her final match at next week's Italian Open. The 35-year-old Vinci announced in November that she would conclude her career before her home fans at the Foro Italico. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File )
May 12, 2018 - 10:12 am
ROME (AP) — Former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci will have no regrets when she plays her final match at next week's Italian Open. The 35-year-old Vinci announced in November that she would conclude her career before home fans at the Foro Italico. "I'm proud of what I've accomplished and of the...
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Dominic Thiem from Austria celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal from Spain during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 11, 2018. Thiem won 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 11, 2018 - 5:52 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal has found a worthy rival on clay. Dominic Thiem beat the top-ranked Nadal 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday, breaking the defending champion's run of 21 straight wins on clay courts. Nadal hadn't lost a single set on clay since falling to Thiem a year...
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