Latest Women's sports News

Kudermetova wins her 1st WTA title on clay in Charleston

Apr. 11, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Veronika Kudermetova of Russia won her first WTA title, coming up strong on the big points to beat Danka Kovinic 6-4, 6-2 at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kudermetova did not drop a set in six matches on the way to the...

Ledecky dominates 1,500 freestyle at California meet

Apr. 11, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pro Swim Series meet with the world’s fastest time this year. She touched in 15 minutes, 40.55 seconds in the outdoor pool on Sunday. Ashley Twichell finished second in 16:06.68. ...

Rodman becomes youngest American NWSL scorer in her debut

Apr. 10, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Trinity Rodman became the youngest American player to score in the National Women's Soccer League with a goal in her professional debut for the Washington Spirit on Saturday. But the Spirit could not overcome the North Carolina Courage, falling 3-2 in...

T-wolves owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy NBA club

Apr. 10, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA team in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor said. The agreement, which also includes the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx,...

A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

Apr. 10, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not. Matsuyama played the final eight holes in 6-under par, turning a two-shot deficit...

Ledecky dips under 4 minutes to win 400 free in California

Apr. 10, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle Saturday at the TYR Pro Swim Series with the world’s fastest time this year. She touched in 3 minutes, 59.25 seconds in the outdoor pool. The defending Olympic champion is the only swimmer to go...

The Latest: NHL's Canucks get OK to reopen team facilities

Apr. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL says the Vancouver Canucks will reopen team facilities Sunday and resume play Friday after a COVID-19 outbreak in which 21 players and four staff members...

No. 15 seed Kudermetova, Kovinic set for Volvo Car final

Apr. 10, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Veronikia Kudermetova of Russia and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro will play for their first WTA title Sunday in the Volvo Car Open championship. Kudermetova, the 15th seed, rolled past Spain's Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-3, continuing a run at the year's...

Rapinoe's penalty kick gives US 1-1 draw with Sweden

Apr. 10, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The United States’ 16-match winning streak was snapped in a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Saturday in Carli Lloyd's 300th national team appearance. Lina Hurtig put Sweden ahead off a set piece in the 38th minute before Megan Rapinoe's penalty kick pulled...

Oklahoma hires Drake's Baranczyk as new women's hoops coach

Apr. 10, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has hired Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk as its next women's basketball coach. Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Saturday. Baranczyk replaces Sherri Coale, who retired last month after 25 years of leading the program. ...