Latest Women's sports News

Olympic swimmer Beisel hits the ocean to honor her father

Sep. 22, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

When Elizabeth Beisel's dad got the awful news — pancreatic cancer — the Olympic swimming medalist knew she had to do something, anything, that would give him a reason to get up every morning. Off the coast of her native Rhode Island is a popular vacation spot were...

Gator Chomp: Ledecky heads to Florida to work with Nesty

Sep. 22, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

Seven female Afghan taekwondo athletes resettle in Australia

Sep. 21, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A sports association official says seven female taekwondo athletes who fled Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have resettled in Melbourne. Australian Taekwondo’s chief executive Heather Garriock said Wednesday the women are completing...

Lavelle, Morgan shine as US women rout Paraguay again, 8-0

Sep. 21, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States women routed Paraguay 8-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The U.S. topped Paraguay by a combined...

USL to debut women's second-division pro league in 2023

Sep. 21, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The United Soccer League is launching a professional women's league that will compete as a second division below the top-tier National Women's Soccer League. The USL Super League will begin play in 2023. The organization plans to apply to U.S. Soccer...

After outcry, Catholic school renews lacrosse coaching offer

Sep. 21, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Chicago reversed course Tuesday, offering a job to a girls lacrosse coach that had been rescinded when school officials learned the woman is in a same-sex marriage. A day earlier, word of the rescinded job offer sparked...

NCAA places Ga Tech women's hoops team on 3 years probation

Sep. 21, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA placed Georgia Tech's women's basketball program on probation for three years Tuesday, citing violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days. ...

Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...