Latest Women's sports News

Fans watch UConn basketball teams in person on First Night

Oct. 15, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn held its first “First Night” celebration in two years on Friday, filling Gampel Pavilion with students for the annual unofficial start to the basketball season after having to cancel the event last year because of the pandemic. COVID-19...

Upsets send Fritz, Basilashvili to semis at Indian Wells

Oct. 15, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Fritz beat No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in front of a hometown crowd, scoring the biggest win of his young career. Fritz rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third...

South Carolina awards Staley 7-year, $22.4 million contract

Oct. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It certainly was a big day for Dawn Staley. South Carolina's national championship coach thought it was just as important for women's basketball and gender equity. Staley and the school announced a new, seven-year contract that will pay her $2.9...

Professor pleads guilty in attack on fellow faculty member

Oct. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An art professor at a prestigious women's college in Massachusetts pleaded guilty on Friday to attacking a colleague with a rock, fire poker and garden shears, leaving the victim with permanent injuries. Rie Hachiyanagi, 50, a professor at Mount...

Ski racer Shiffrin eyes 5-event Olympics after 3 last time

Oct. 15, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women’s Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics. The 26-year-old from Colorado also knows that was her aim for the last Winter Games — and things did not quite work...

Norrie, Dimitrov advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

Oct. 15, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve...

NWSL championship game moved from Portland to Louisville

Oct. 14, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League is moving its championship game from Portland, Oregon, to Louisville, Kentucky, at the request of players. The Nov. 20 title match was originally scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. local time at Providence Park to fit the...

NCAA close to expanding women's field to 68 teams

Oct. 14, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

The NCAA women's basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams — equaling the men's bracket. Both the Division I women's basketball committee and the oversight committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal to add four teams to the NCAA...

Breanna Stewart undergoes minor surgery on Achilles tendon

Oct. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart underwent surgery for a minor repair and reinforcement of the Achilles tendon in her left leg, the team announced Thursday. Stewart had the surgery performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York on Wednesday. Stewart...

USA Luge gets 1st runs of the season on Lake Placid track

Oct. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

For USA Luge, the Olympic season is here. The team’s home track in Lake Placid, New York, opened for training Thursday, with two-time Olympic luge qualifier Tucker West getting the distinction of taking the first official run down the icy chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg....