Latest Women's sports News

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...

No. 1 pick Wilson adjusting to life in the WNBA

Jun. 20, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite the impressive numbers A'ja Wilson has put up to start her WNBA career, the No. 1 pick in the draft admits she still has a lot to learn. Especially how to deal with losing. "The easiest thing was getting on a plane and moving out here," Wilson, the Las Vegas Aces' rookie, said...

Fans at World Cup criticized for videos disrespecting women

Jun. 20, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some Latin American fans at the World Cup are receiving strong criticism for sexist behavior and could even face workplace consequences for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand. In one of a handful of...

USATF outdoor meet to highlight American track season

Jun. 20, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For American track and field fans, this weekend's USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines will be the pinnacle of the 2018 season with no Olympics and no world championships. The best of the best from Team USA is slated to compete, with sprinter Ronnie Baker, hurdler Keni Harrison...

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Jun. 20, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media accounts...

Svitolina advances to Birmingham quarterfinals for 1st time

Jun. 20, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Fifth-ranked Elina Svitolina believes she is making progress on grass after reaching the quarterfinals at Birmingham for the first time with a 6-4, 6-2 win on Wednesday over Alize Cornet of France in the Wimbledon warmup tournament. Svitolina was within a couple of wins of...

Changes coming to Colombia's team at World Cup after loss

Jun. 20, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan. The South Americans thrashed the same opponent 4-1 in the group stage in the 2014 edition in Brazil, so Tuesday's defeat was even more upsetting for Colombia. Coach Jose Pekerman now is...

Texas to settle discrimination suit with former track coach

Jun. 20, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black, had...

Brady, James, Ovechkin, Shiffrin earn bids for The ESPYs

Jun. 20, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vies for best male athlete while Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin contends a second time for best female athlete among nominations for The ESPYS honoring the past year's top sports achievements and moments. Brady, a three-time nominee, will be up against...

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...