Women's sports

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 18, 2019 - 10:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late...
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Eun-Hee Ji watches her tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the LPGA's Lotte Championship golf tournament Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 9:49 pm
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda on Thursday in the Lotte Championship. Ji had a 15-under 129 total to break the tournament 36-hole record by five...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) goes to the basket against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA finals in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen with a ceremony this season to mark the first jersey retirement by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, they will hang Whalen’s number 13 from the Target Center rafters, at their June 8 game against the rival Los Angeles Sparks. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will honor Lindsay Whalen by making her jersey the first to be retired by the 20-year-old franchise. The Lynx announced Thursday they'll hang Whalen's No. 13 from the Target Center rafters on June 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks. Shortly after a news...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2019 - 11:33 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:07 am
The woman who finished second behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics says she also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if the IAAF implements its hormone policy. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, an Olympic and world...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 3:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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April 15, 2019 - 9:33 am
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled under tents, though the rain was...
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The elite women break from the start of the123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
April 15, 2019 - 9:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): Noon Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa broke away from the rest of the field early and ran alone for the last 20 miles to win the women's Boston Marathon on Monday. Degefa crossed the finish line in Boston's Back Bay in an unofficial time...
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Captain Jenni Hiirikoski (6) of Finland followed by Venla Hovi (9) leads her players to congratulate US players for their 2-1 shootout victory after the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women's world championship. The U.S. won after a questionable goaltender interference review wiped out what would have been a...
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Natalie Spooner (24) ja Rebecca Johnston, left, of Canada celebrate the 1-0 goal by Spooner against Russia, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal match Canada vs Russia in Espoo, Finland, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 8:58 am
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from the historic semifinal loss to Finland a day earlier. Canada, which had played the United States in the final of all 18 previous championships dating back...
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