Women's sports

Liverpool Women's Rhiannon Roberts, down, and Manchester United Women's Kirsty Hanson, top, in action during a domestic cup game at Prenton Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. In its first competitive game in 13 years, Man United’s women’s side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. (Clint Hughes/PA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — At least one Manchester United team won on Sunday. In its first competitive game in 13 years, United women's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. United coach Casey Stoney has thrown the team together from scratch , with the club...
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China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 200m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue )
August 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After waiting so long to win this title, Sun Yang really wanted to see his flag flying at the Asian Games. China's greatest swimmer finally won the 200-meter freestyle gold after placing second at the 2010 and '14 editions of the continental games. Sun, a three-time...
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Lizette Salas reacts after making a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 18, 2018 - 9:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey — a three-shot swing...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Marin Cilic, of Croatia, in a semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 18, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic is again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again. It's a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title. Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over...
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August 18, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, enters in procession to St. Mathews Cathedral before the Red Mass in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Of all the horrific details contained in the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, one sentence stands out: "The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid 'scandal.'" When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, a familiar...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns Milos Raonic, of Canada, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 18, 2018 - 12:10 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Roger Federer stayed on course to add to his record haul in Cincinnati. Enraged by his poor play at the outset, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for...
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Man United women's team manager Casey Stoney smiles during an interview with the Associated Press at Manchester United's AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Stoney has rebuilt the Man United women's soccer squad and the rebooted women’s side plays its first game upcoming Sunday Aug. 19, 2018, against Liverpool, with Stoney as coach. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 17, 2018 - 3:08 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Within a few weeks, Casey Stoney has completed the job many soccer coaches would envy and some find daunting: Assembling a squad completely from scratch. Thirteen years after Manchester United women's team was disbanded to prioritize resources on the men, gender equality...
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Morgan Hurd practices on the balance beam during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. The mandate to change the culture within USA Gymnastics will take years. Yet there are small signs at the U.S. Championships that the process has already begun under new high performance director Tom Forster, from quiet chats during the middle of meets to impromptu phone calls of encouragement. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 17, 2018 - 12:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen off the beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...
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Lizette Salas chips to the 13th green during the first round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 17, 2018 - 9:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas' waited 77 minutes to line up her 4-foot putt to take the lead Thursday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. She refused to let the weather delay get to her. When the 29-year-old California player returned to the course, she quickly rolled in the birdie putt,...
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