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Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored a career-high five goals and the United States routed Paraguay 9-0 on Thursday in the national team's first game since the Olympics. The Americans won the bronze medal in Tokyo, a somewhat disappointing finish for the defending World...

Track coach Salazar's 4-year doping ban upheld by CAS

Sep. 16, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators. CAS announced the decision Thursday, confirming its...

Sykes scores 17 points, Sparks keep postseason hopes alive

Sep. 16, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Los Angeles (12-19) is in ninth place, a half-game behind...

Thorns awarded win and 3 points for forfeited Spirit game

Sep. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

The Washington Spirit's postponed match against the Portland Thorns has been deemed a forfeit by the National Women's Soccer League. Portland will earn the victory and three points for the match, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 4 but postponed because of a...

Jade Carey goes from winning gold to hitting the books

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jade Carey is finally embarking on her freshman year at Oregon State, after taking a somewhat winding route to Corvallis. Then again, the 21-year-old Olympic gold medalist is used to taking the nontraditional path. After...

Tennant captures US Senior Women's Amateur 3rd straight time

Sep. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

POINT CLEAR, Ala. (AP) — Lara Tennant captured the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur for the third straight time Thursday with a 2-and-1 victory over seven-time USGA champion Ellen Port in the rain-delayed championship match at The Lakewood Club. Tennant, a 54-year-old from...

Bucks hire Lisa Byington as TV play-by-play broadcaster

Sep. 15, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for...

WNBA-leading Sun rout Liberty 98-69 for 13th straight win

Sep. 15, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 18 points and 13 rebounds, DeWanna Bonner also scored 18 points and the WNBA-leading Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 98-69 on Wednesday night for their 13th straight victory. Jones completed her league-leading 17th...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Alex Morgan: New contract must not cut existing compensation

Sep. 15, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan says the U.S. women's national team needs to make sure players aren't losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to both the men's and women's teams. But the team is hopeful for a new...