Women's sports

Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, wins ahead of Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of Bahamas, in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 6:45 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, reacts after competing in the heptathlon javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 03, 2019 - 2:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has swept to the gold medal in the heptathlon, capping a steady rise to the top for the British competitor. Johnson-Thompson failed to reach the medals at...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 03, 2019 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league’s MVP left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She didn’t return, and an MRI revealed the herniated disk...
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Grant Holloway, of the United States celebrates as he wins the gold medal in the men's 110 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. At center is Orlando Ortega, of Spain and at right is Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica who fell. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 02, 2019 - 3:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until after the gun went off. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday to...
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Sarah Mcdonald, of Great Britain, Ciara Mageean, of Ireland, Faith Kipyegon, of Kenya, Nikki Hiltz, of the United States, Sifan Hassan, of the Netherlands, and Winnie Nanyondo, of Uganda, from left, compete in the women's 1500 meter heats at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2019 - 8:23 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Sifan Hassan has cruised into the semifinals of the 1,500 meters, the day after her coach Alberto Salazar was banned for doping offenses. The Dutch runner is chasing her second gold medal of the...
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Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, goes to the basket against Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, right, in the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 01, 2019 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Connecticut Sun know they'll get to play two games at home. The Washington Mystics hope to have Elena Delle Donne back for both of them. Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Sun took advantage of Delle Donne's early injury exit to beat the Mystics 99...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 01, 2019 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She never returned. Without the league's MVP, Washington lost to Connecticut 95-86 on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. Mystics coach...
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Donovan Brazier, of the U.S., celebrates wining ahead of Amel Tuka, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in yellow, in the the men's 800 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 01, 2019 - 12:24 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Less than 24 hours after distance running coach Alberto Salazar was banned for doping offenses, an athlete he trained won gold in the 800 meters. Donovan Brazier took command of the field at the...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. smiles as she arrives for a news conference prior to the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, Oct.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 01, 2019 - 11:52 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though. At the upcoming world championships in Germany, Biles can break the record for most medals won by any gymnast. More than that, she can write herself into...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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September 30, 2019 - 6:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic...
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