Latest Women's sports News

Chasing Ledecky: Leah Smith keeps coming after US star

Apr. 10, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — If Katie Ledecky wasn’t setting world records and piling up Olympic medals, Leah Smith would be the top middle-to-long distance swimmer in the U.S. She’s been doggedly pursuing Ledecky’s relentlessly high standards for the last five years. ...

Thorns down KC 2-1 as fans return to the stands in Oregon

Apr. 10, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rocky Rodriquez and Tyler Lussi scored and the Portland Thorns welcomed their fans to Providence Park for the the first time in 545 days with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. It was the first professional sporting event in Oregon to...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

Wolfpack women adding Rutgers transfer Diamond Johnson

Apr. 09, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added Rutgers transfer Diamond Johnson, an all-Big Ten performer as a freshman. The program announced the addition Friday. The 5-foot-5 guard averaged 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights last year after...

2-minute silence across sports to mark Prince Philip's death

Apr. 09, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

From soccer stadiums to cricket grounds, sports venues in England fell silent for two minutes, black armbands were put on, and flags lowered to half-staff as the death of Prince Philip was marked on Friday. The Royal family and government told sports authorities that...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Charleston Southern not bringing back women's hoops coach

Apr. 09, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern is not renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Fred Applin. The school's athletic director Jeff Barber thanked Applin for his nine years of service Friday and said a search for his full-time replacement would...

Katie Ledecky wins 200 free with world's fastest time

Apr. 09, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet with the world’s fastest time this year. Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 54.40 seconds in the outdoor pool Friday. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian...

Back in Business: WrestleMania ready to rumble with fans

Apr. 09, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

His time due as the next face of WWE, Drew McIntyre imagined what his crowning achievement would look like in the build toward last year’s WrestleMania in his American hometown of Tampa, Florida. “I beat ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar, I raise the title, I jump into the...

World No. 1 Barty continues quest for 2nd straight title

Apr. 08, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty continued her quest for a second straight title, rallying past Shelby Rogers to reach the quarterfinals at the Volvo Car Open on Thursday night. The top-seeded Barty hadn't played in an 11-month stretch from Feb. 2020...