Women's swimming

December 27, 2017 - 1:18 pm
Editors: To help you with planning, here is a list of AP year-end sports stories and their release dates. This advisory may be updated: Moved Dec. 23 YE-PLAYS OF THE YEAR Dazzling catches, ridiculous putts, buzzer-beaters and humans leapfrogging humans. They're all part of the collection of the top...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 1500-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Ledecky was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
December 26, 2017 - 3:41 pm
Katie Ledecky got her start in swimming because she just wanted to make friends. Her brother was eager to join a team at a pool near their house and as a 6-year-old, she tagged along. By summer's end, the Ledecky siblings had made 100 friends ranging in age from 6 to 18. Some of them remain good...
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November 17, 2017 - 2:24 pm
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November 17, 2017 - 10:56 am
IOC-RUSSIA DECISION IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Russia faces being banned from the Feb. 9-25 games in South Korea as...
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November 17, 2017 - 7:53 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has fired its women's swimming and diving coach amid mental and verbal abuse allegations. Petra Martin's dismissal came Thursday after athletics director Patrick Hobbs met with the team on Wednesday. Hobbs told NJ.com : "We both agreed that it was in...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:04 pm
Athletes, coaches and officials whose careers were cut short by dying in plane crashes: Oct. 18, 1925 — Marvin Goodwin, Cincinnati Reds pitcher, in Houston. March 31, 1931 — Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach, in Kansas. Nov. 8, 1948 — Czechoslovak national ice hockey team, five members...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. forward Meghan Duggan, left, defender Monique Lamoureux, center, and forward Brianna Decker pose with the winner's trophy after the team defeated Canada 3-2 in overtime in the women's world hockey championships, in Plymouth, Mich. The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award on Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 19, 2017 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award on Wednesday night at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation. In April, the hockey team won its fourth consecutive world title and seventh in eight tries. The U.S. beat Canada 3-2 in...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:05 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time Olympian Lindsay Mintenko was appointed Wednesday to lead the U.S. national swimming team, becoming the first woman to hold the title. Mintenko replaces Frank Busch, who retired Oct. 1 as managing director of the national team. She has been a member of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps has tears in his eyes as he shows off his gold medal after the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In terms of medals, no one come close to the Baltimore Bullet. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
August 11, 2017 - 7:15 pm
As Usain Bolt prepares for the final race of his brilliant career, it really doesn't matter if he wins or loses. His legacy is secure. But is he the greatest Olympian of them all? That's an impossible question to answer, of course. So let's do this thing! Here's the definitive list of Summer...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps has tears in his eyes as he shows off his gold medal after the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In terms of medals, no one come close to the Baltimore Bullet. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
August 11, 2017 - 6:05 pm
As Usain Bolt prepares for the final race of his brilliant career, it really doesn't matter if he wins or loses. His legacy is secure. But is he the greatest Olympian of them all? That's an impossible question to answer, of course. So let's do this thing! Here's the definitive list of Summer...
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