Women's sports

In this photo taken July 20, 2019, Force 10 teammates, from left to right, Alexis Peterson, Megan Huff, Cierra Burdick and Linnae Harper watch a basketball game during the Red Bull 3X tournament in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with Peterson, Burdick, Harper and Huff to travel the country and play in USA Basketball Red Bull 3x3 Tournaments. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
July 23, 2019 - 2:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the "Founding Mothers." They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 basketball. They hope it's just the beginning. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, gold medal winner Brianna Rollins, center, silver medal winner Nia Ali, left, and bronze medal winner Kristi Castlin, all from the United States, pose with their country's flag after the 100-meter hurdles final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today - actually they begin exactly a year from now - the United States would top the overall medal count, and the gold-medal count. That’s the forecast released Tuesday, July 22, 2019, by Gracenote Sports, which bills itself as a “sports and entertainment provider” and supplies statistical analysis for sports league around the world. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports , which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 10:43 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500-meter final Tuesday at the world swimming championships because of illness. Her coach Greg Meehan said doctors were assessing Ledecky, but had no official diagnosis. "She woke up this morning...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, of the United States, celebrates after winning against Canada in the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Olympic women's hockey gold medalists Lamoureux-Davidson and her sister Monique Lamoureux-Morando have unveiled their foundation that has a goal of benefiting underserved children and communities, primarily in their home state of North Dakota. The 30-year-old Grand Forks natives and University of North Dakota standouts helped the United States win the gold medal in South Korea in 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:07 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, stars of the United States' gold medal-winning hockey team in South Korea, are hard at work training to make another Olympic team in 2022. But they're also carving out time to do good off the ice, launching a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, file photo, NFL player Larry Fitzgerald, left, and Senior Director of Research and programs at The Women's Sports Foundation, Dr. Marjorie Snyder, serve as panelists at the DICK'S Sports Matter Panel Event in New York. Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, that trio announced a pledge to provide access to sports for one million youngsters over the next five years. DICK’S will match up to $1 million in donations made by customers to its foundation. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods, File)
July 22, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 19 story about the Sports Matter initiative, The Associated Press erroneously identified the RAND Corp. as the RAND Institute. A corrected version of the story is below: NFL 2019: Camps set to open in sweltering conditions As teams settle in at sweltering...
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Britain's Adam Peaty holds up his gold medal after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 10:03 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also added more gold to her collection. Peaty claimed the title in 57.14 seconds, a night after he became the first...
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Ireland's Shane Lowry holds and kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 21, 2019 - 8:43 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of the week...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts as she leaves the pool after the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-...
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Simone Biles performs her floor routine during the GK US Classic gymnastics meet in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 20, 2019 - 11:44 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles had a lot to feel good about, even with some rare missteps that were quickly forgotten in her latest climb atop another podium. What mattered most to the world's top gymnast was keeping things moving forward, which Biles did. Biles won the U.S. Classic on...
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Jasmine Suwannapura of Thailand, left, hugs teammate Cydney Clanton on the 18th green after they won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Midland, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 20, 2019 - 5:02 pm
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory. Clanton and Suwannapura took a five-shot lead into the final round after shooting an alternate-shot 63 on...
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