Women's sports

Indonesia's Christine Tjundawan, left, dribbles the ball past combined Korea's Kim Hye Yon during their women's basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 15, 2018 - 11:33 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women's basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Peter Gojowcyzk, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2018 - 12:30 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a...
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File-This Nov. 5, 2017, file photo shows Shalane Flanagan of the United States posing for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Last year, Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor will defend their titles at the New York City Marathon in November. Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the NYC Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Kamworor of Kenya earned his first major marathon victory. The Swiss pair of Manuela...
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Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Wawrinka never got to defend his 2016 U.S. Open title, forced to miss last year's tournament because of a knee injury that dropped him far down the rankings. The U.S. Tennis Association made sure he has a spot this year. Wawrinka and former women's No. 1 Victoria Azarenka...
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File-This June 15, 2018, file photo shows Seattle Storm's Alysha Clark, left, Natasha Howard, Sue Bird (10) and Breanna Stewart coming off the bench to greet teammates during a timeout in the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun in Seattle. About the only thing that has been decided when it comes to the postseason is Seattle will have a bye to the semifinals. Atlanta is close to wrapping up a top two seed, but finishes the season with two more games on the road. Washington, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Minnesota are all jockeying for a first-round bye. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 14, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA's final week of the regular season is shaping up to be a wild dash to the finish. Playoff seeding and the final playoff spot are still up for grab. About the only thing that has been decided when it comes to the postseason is Seattle will have a bye to the semifinals...
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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 9:04 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65...
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File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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CORRECTS MONTH TO AUGUST NOT JUNE Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, left, and guard Lindsay Whalen announce Whalen's retirement during a news conference at Mayo Square, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. The gritty point guard announced her plans on Monday. She's led the Lynx to four WNBA championships and appeared in six All-Star games. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 6:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen retires from the WNBA at the end of this season, the gritty Minnesota Lynx point guard won't have trouble figuring out what to do next. She's already started the next stage, after all, as the head coach at her alma mater. Even before she was hired in the...
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Brooks Koepka lifts the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. And it still felt — and sounded — like he was playing second billing to Tiger Woods. With roars for Woods unheard anywhere...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, in the final of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 6:36 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — For the first time in more than a year, the "Big Four" is back together at the Western & Southern Open. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray highlight the men's bracket that begins Monday in a tournament that will help gauge how several prominent...
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