Women's sports

June 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student. After about 15 hours of deliberation over two days, the jury found Brandon Banks guilty of one count of...
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June 23, 2017 - 8:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the rape trial of a former Vanderbilt football player (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A jury has convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. After deliberating for about 15 hours, the jury on...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney smiles during practice in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 23, 2017 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade...
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June 22, 2017 - 10:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury will continue deliberations Friday morning in the trial of a third former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. Jurors spent more than five hours trying to reach a verdict in Brandon Banks' case Thursday...
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ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman points to a friend in the gallery after he tee'd off on the first hole at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Cromwell, Conn. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)
June 22, 2017 - 9:46 am
As the scores kept going lower and lower at Erin Hills, more than one observer suggested the U.S. Open looked more like the Travelers Championship. There is one big difference. The Travelers Championship might have more top-10 players on the weekend. Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, now No. 3 and No. 4...
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June 21, 2017 - 5:48 pm
MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Former top-ranked Victoria Azarenka made a winning return to tennis after a year out to have a baby — but she first had to save three match points at the Mallorca Open on Wednesday. Azarenka beat Japan's Risa Ozaki, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7) in the first-round match that started late...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, Gabriele Grunewald trains at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Grunewald is two weeks into chemotherapy to treat cancer that's gone from her salivary gland to her liver. That won't keep her from taking the starting line for the 1,500 meters Thursday, June 22, at the U.S. track and field championships. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 5:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Middle-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald has only missed one day of training since beginning chemotherapy this month. At times, it's left her extremely fatigued. Never has it zapped her competitiveness. Grunewald just wrapped up the first round of treatment for cancer...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's ESPY Awards nominees for best male and female athletes. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred, left, MLB Players Association Executive Director, Tony Clark, second from left, and Bob Kendrick, right, president of the Negro League Baseball Museum, unveil a symbolic check during ceremonies in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Major League Baseball and its players' union presented a $1 million grant to the museum to help with operating costs, expansion plans and educational opportunities. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 2:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When it was founded in a one-room office nearly three decades ago, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum set out to preserve an important yet quickly fading era of America's pastime. The days of Pop Lloyd and Judy Johnson, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. Its mission has evolved...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. “The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,” said Sue Bird. “It's fun and great for the fans and players. Everyone enjoys it.” (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game, the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. "The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in...
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