Women's sports

FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University's interim president John Engler speaks with reporters after appearing at a legislative hearing in Lansing, Mich. A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday, June 19, urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
June 19, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued...
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A poster to support Iranian women is displayed in the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 19, 2018 - 11:25 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Women's rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup. Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team's news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia. "With all due respect for you and your question...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance during the men's short program figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Rippon is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining...
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Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 19, 2018 - 5:34 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark. The plucky underdog label seems to inspire the Socceroos. Australia fell 2-1 to the French on Saturday in Kazan. But the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Goydos hits his way out of trouble on the 16th hole during the championship round of the 3M Championship golf tournament in Blaine, Minn. Minnesota has hosted the 3M Championship on the PGA Tour Champions since 1993, and the final event for seniors will be Aug. 3-5 with Goydos as the defending champion. (AP Photo/John Autey, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:39 pm
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The PGA Tour will soon be making a regular stop in Minnesota. Long host to the 3M Championship, a thriving tournament on the senior circuit, the TPC Twin Cities course in suburban Minneapolis has landed a spot on the main PGA Tour with a seven-year contract starting in 2019...
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In this photo provided by the South Korea Culture And Sports Ministry, South Korean head delegate Jeon Choong-ryul, right, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Won Kil U during a meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea, Monday, June 18, 2018. Sports officials from the rival Koreas are meeting at a border village to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia in August. (South Korea Culture And Sports Ministry via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 8:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Athletes from the rival Koreas will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, officials said Monday, in another tension-easing step since last week's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and...
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Brooks Koepka reacts after finishing the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 17, 2018 - 8:12 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to...
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June 17, 2018 - 6:42 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu found her winning touch at Blythefield Country Club Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Caroline Masson. The 29-year-old South Korean player has six LPGA Tour victories, winning twice last year. "I...
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Brazil's Roberto Firmino gestures during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
June 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked...
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Romania's Simona Halep, left, is congratulated by Spain's Garbine Muguruza after winning her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament in two sets, 6-1, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 17, 2018 - 4:09 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza isn't lacking confidence as she starts the buildup to defending her Wimbledon title. "I believe I can win the trophy again," said the 24-year-old Spaniard, despite playing on grass — a surface she hasn't always liked. "The...
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