Latest Women's sports News

Zhang wins US Women's Amateur to deny Ruffels a repeat

Aug. 9, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Rose Zhang thought she might need to withdraw from the U.S. Women's Amateur because of a left wrist injury. Instead, she didn't play for 10 days to have her best chance. It turned out to be a winning decision. Zhang won the longest U.S. Women's Amateur title match in 54 years, denying...

Wilson's basket sends the Aces past Liberty 78-76

Aug. 9, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 31 points and her short shot with seven seconds lifted the Las Vegas Aces past the New York Liberty 78-76 on Sunday. Kia Nurse missed a jump shot after, and out of a timeout following an offensive rebound, the Liberty turned it over to end the game....

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Major League Soccer said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up.  The league's 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Aug. 12.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

MLS navigates resuming the season in local markets

Aug. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

In light of Major League Baseball's trouble with its season, Major League Soccer's plan to resume play in its local markets is under scrutiny. The league has been buoyed by the success of its MLS is Back tournament in Florida, which concludes Tuesday with the title game between the Portland Timbers and Orlando...

Williams, Parker send Sparks past Lynx in 97-81 win

Aug. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 21 points and led five Los Angeles Sparks players in double digits in a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Candace Parker scored 11, grabbed 10 rebounds and distributed nine assists in the win. Parker entered the game with four straight double-doubles...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020 file photo, two women wearing face masks pass by a giant poster of Atletico Madrid soccer players at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Two members of Atletico Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals have tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

Aug. 9, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe's top club competition. The last eight...

Seattle takes down Phoenix, Mercury lose Taurasi late

Aug. 8, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Breanna Stewart had 15 and Seattle used the second quarter to take control in a 74-68 win over Phoenix on Saturday. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi left with 5:18 remaining due to injury. She walked off the court to the locker room without assistance. Mercury...

Ruffels a match away from back-to-back in US Women's Amateur

Aug. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Gabriela Ruffels keeps falling behind and keeps winning her matches in the U.S. Women’s Amateur, leaving her only one match away from becoming the first back-to-back winner in nearly a decade. Ruffels never led in her quarterfinal match Saturday until she made a 10-foot birdie...

Quigley's 22 PTs sends the Sky over the Sun 100-93

Aug. 8, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 22 points and Cheyenne Parker scored 20 and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 100-93 on Saturday. Kahleah Copper scored 17, Diamond DeShields 14 and Courtney Vandersloot grabbed 11 rebounds for Chicago (5-2), winners of three of four. The Sky finished...

Ogunbowale scores 24 PTs, Wings contain Dream in 85-75 win

Aug. 8, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 points and Kayla Thornton 17 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 85-75 on Saturday. Following Chennedy Carter's career-high 35 points against Seattle on Thursday night, the Wings, specifically Thornton, held her to 14 points on 5-of-14...

FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now -- instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic, Williams again would have had a shot at her 24th major to pull even with Margaret Court for the most in history. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break

Aug. 8, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing. “This is God given, thank you very much,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said as she thanked her mother, Oracene. Williams now looks to flex...