Women's sports

Stewards carry off the field a person who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The...
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Stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled...
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Nicole Melichar, left, of the United States and Austria's Alexander Peya, lift the trophies after winning the mixed doubles final match against Britain's Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 15, 2018 - 3:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya became Grand Slam champions for the first time by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. The 11th-seeded pair defeated defending champion Jamie Murray and his new partner Victoria Azarenka 7-...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber poses with the trophy after winning the women's singles final match against Serena Williams of the United States, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 15, 2018 - 9:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming as a dominant force in the women's game endures. The 30-year-old German defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams...
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July 15, 2018 - 9:31 am
July 16 1920 — Babe Ruth breaks his season record of 29 homers with his 30th, leading the New York Yankees past the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth ends the season with 54. 1920 — The United States sweeps Australia in five matches to win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1913. The U.S. team is...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, left, and Barbora Krejcíkova of the Czech Republic hold up their trophies after defeating Nicole Melichar of the US and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic in their women's doubles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 14, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Breaking and creating records weren't the most special parts of winning the Wimbledon women's doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22 from the Czech Republic, won their second successive Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Kveta...
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July 14, 2018 - 6:21 pm
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Laura Davies had an inkling something special might happen on Saturday when she hit a series of perfect 7-irons on the practice range after a morning rain softened Chicago Golf Club. The British golfer then seized a commanding five-shot lead over American Juli Inkster after...
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Iga Swiatek of Poland holds up the trophy after defeating Leonie Kung of Switzerland in their girls' singles final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Iga Swiatek defeated Leonie Kung 6-4, 6-2 to win the Wimbledon girls' title. Swiatek, a 17-year-old from Poland, hit 33 winners to 13 unforced errors as she overcame Swiss qualifier Kung. Swiatek, who missed seven months of 2017...
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Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates defeating Serena Williams of the US in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Nic Bothma, Pool via AP)
July 14, 2018 - 3:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court , Kerber came through. So...
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