Women's sports

April 19, 2020 - 5:54 am
The Associated Press canvassed major sports around the world asking what the plan was to return to action. Most leagues gave aggressive and optimistic plans to start play within weeks, while fall sports said they plan to start on schedule. Key stakeholders confirmed, however, that they have less...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during the final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The heads of the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours tell the AP that they are coordinating with each other as they weigh how to reschedule the sport’s calendar for whenever play can resume after the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 18, 2020 - 1:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons say rookie Sekou Doumbouya is back in France while NBA play is on hold because of the coronavirus crisis. The league recommended players avoid non-essential travel, but players — in concert...
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April 18, 2020 - 7:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the first known Chicago professional athlete to contract COVID-19. Dolson said in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft that she and her “whole...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) celebrates after a play against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament in Las Vegas. Ionescu was a unanimous choice Monday, March 23, 2020, as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year. She was only the second player ever to the lone recipient of votes, joining Breanna Stewart, since the award was first given in 1995. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 17, 2020 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, as expected. When she’ll play for the New York Liberty is unclear. With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was a draft Friday night like no other with players in their own homes instead of a...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2019, file photo, drivers race at the NASCAR cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. IndyCar will race Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Michigan International Speedway, one of the most beloved tracks that long ago fell off the open-wheel racing schedule. The race will be aired on NBC Sports with Dale Earnhardt Jr., just announced as a NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee and a driving force in the success of the iRacing phenomenon, making his IndyCar virtual debut. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 17, 2020 - 1:01 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wales rugby coach Wayne Pivac says “two or three” of his squad have contracted the coronavirus. All have recovered, he told 1 News in New Zealand without elaborating. Wales still has a match to play in the Six...
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April 17, 2020 - 10:23 am
Marion Hollins financed and developed a golf course for women in New York and was the brains behind two fabled golf courses in California. And with one determined swing, she set in motion plans for the famous par-3 16th at Cypress Point. A visionary in golf course architecture, a confidante of...
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April 16, 2020 - 5:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chief administrative officer Brian Remedi has been fired by the U.S. Soccer Federation as part of a staff shakeup in the transition to new CEO Will Wilson. Tonya Wallach, chief talent and inclusion officer since 2018, also was fired Wednesday. The departures were first reported by...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 4:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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April 16, 2020 - 12:03 pm
The international players' union FIFPro is calling for continued financial support of women's soccer worldwide in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. FIFPro issued a report Thursday warning of COVID-19's impact, saying it is "likely to present an almost existential threat to the women’s game if...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Sloane Stephens reacts after defeating Venus Williams in a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The USTA says it is overseeing a commitment of more than $50 million to help the sport deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 16, 2020 - 11:34 am
A decision on whether to postpone or cancel the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic is expected by June, the U.S. Tennis Association’s new CEO said Thursday, calling the prospect of holding the Grand Slam tournament without spectators “highly unlikely.” “Obviously our ambition is to run...
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