Latest Women's sports News

Correction: Caster Semenya-Award story

Oct. 22, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 about South African runner Caster Semenya, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Semenya's appeal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport was pushed back to February. The date of hearing has not changed and a verdict is expected on or before March 26. A...

The on-court coaching debate trending in Singapore

Oct. 22, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Monica Seles isn't a fan of on-court coaching. Lindsay Davenport can see the benefits. Jennifer Capriati is right in the middle. The three tennis greats took part in a news conference Monday at the WTA Finals to discuss the topic, which made plenty of headlines after Serena Williams was...

Stephens beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

Oct. 22, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — In a match between the last two U.S. Open champions, Sloane Stephens came out on top. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 Monday at the WTA Finals, the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world. Both players are making their debut appearances at the...

NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller

Oct. 22, 2018 7:14 AM EDT

NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades. Miller's last tournament will be the Waste Management Phoenix Open the first weekend in...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

Brooks Koepka takes No. 1 spot, winning CJ Cup

Oct. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking from Dustin Johnson, finishing his victory in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with a 25-foot eagle putt. Koepka won by four strokes, playing the back nine in 7-under 29 for an 8-under 64 and a 21-under 267 total. He holed a...

NASCAR announces France Humanitarian Award finalists

Oct. 21, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four men and women who perform volunteer work with children have been selected as the finalists for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which will be presented at NASCAR's awards banquet in November. Carl Dakes of Harwood, Maryland, has spent 18 years helping the Believe In...

Khachanov beats Mannarino in 55 minutes to win Kremlin Cup

Oct. 21, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Karen Khachanov breezed past Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-2 to win his third career ATP title at the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. Khachanov's powerful serve dictated the match, as it has done all tournament. He fired in six aces and wrapped up the win in 55 minutes. The 22-year-old Russian was only...

Svitolina and Pliskova win opening matches at WTA Finals

Oct. 21, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina secured opening round-robin match wins at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Pliskova, who now leads the tour with 48 wins this season, defeated defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-4 in the second match. Pliskova saved all 10 break points...

Kang finishes strong to win LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes

Oct. 21, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by two strokes for her second career title. Kang, who started the final round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey on the par-5 fourth hole with four birdies after the turn to finish at 13-under 275 and hold off a...