Latest Women's sports News

Sparks win 5th straight, beat Fever 74-55

Jun. 20, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored 15 and the Los Angeles Sparks used their defense to win their fifth straight, 74-55 over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. The Fever's offensive output was a season low in scoring as well as a season best defensively for the Sparks (9-2). Los Angeles pulled away...

Aces pull away to beat Storm 87-77

Jun. 20, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A'ja Wilson had 25 points and 15 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 87-77 on Tuesday night. Tamera Young and Kayla McBride added 17 points each for the Aces (4-9), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Las Vegas erased a six-point...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Charles helps Liberty beat McCoughtry and Dream 79-72

Jun. 19, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tina Charles helped the New York Liberty get a much-needed win. The Liberty's star scored 29 points to help the team overcome a strong effort from Angel McCoughtry and beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 79-72 on Tuesday night. "It was a much-needed win being that we had just lost...

Lynx hold off late charge for 91-83 win over Wings

Jun. 19, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 21, Sylvia Fowles added 19 points and 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 91-83 on Tuesday night. The Lynx (5-6) made all eight of their free throws in the final 1:11 to hold off a late charge from the Wings (5-5). Minnesota jumped in front early...

Mystics beat Sky 88-60

Jun. 19, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver had 19 points and eight assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 88-60 on Tuesday night. The Mystics (7-5) opened the second half with a 17-2 run to go ahead 63-34 shortly after the midpoint of the third quarter. They extended to their largest lead at...

Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament

Jun. 19, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park. The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball. Todd McLemore with...

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued their...

Oklahoma plans to build $22 million softball stadium

Jun. 19, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma plans to build a $22 million softball stadium instead of renovating its current one. The school's Board of Regents approved a revised design plan Tuesday that will move the facility about a half mile south, rather than renovating the current one. Oklahoma has won three of the...

Los Angeles retakes top spot in AP WNBA power poll

Jun. 19, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost every WNBA team will go through a challenging road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season. Atlanta is in the midst of its difficult stretch, playing in six different cities across the country in the past week and a half. The Dream, who have won...