Latest Women's sports News

2 weightlifters lose London Olympics medals for doping

Nov. 25, 2020 9:07 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Romanian weightlifters were stripped of their 2012 London Olympics medals on Wednesday after positive tests for steroids, bringing its record total of doping cases at any Summer or Winter Games to 77. The International Olympic Committee said silver medalist Roxana Cocos and...

FILE - In this Friday, March 8, 2019, file photo, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz directs his team against Clemson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Knowing that cancellations and postponements of games would be the norm this season amid the coronavirus pandemic, Walz started a text chain with a dozen coaches so that they could schedule games at the last minute when cancellations happened. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Women's hoops set to begin: flexibility key in COVID times

Nov. 25, 2020 2:11 AM EST

Eight months after women's college basketball was stopped because of the coronavirus, the sport is back, with the new season tipping off Wednesday. This year, getting to the Final Four, which is slated to be played in San Antonio, might not be purely about having the most talented team. It also could very well...

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay, left, tries to bring down Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker after he intercepted a pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Latest: USC stops training after positive COVID test

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 19 Southern California has closed its training complex for the day after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The unbeaten Trojans didn’t practice Tuesday and held their meetings virtually while...

FILE - This March 7, 2020, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles.  No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American Athletic Conference without a conference loss.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Pandemic leaves opening week of college hoops in disarray

Nov. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Wichita State landed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Monday afternoon, masked up and looking forward to tipping off the season in the Crossover Classic. A few hours later, the Shockers announced they were out of the tournament after multiple positive COVID-19 tests. Event organizers said the tests came from two...

FILE - This March 7, 2020, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles.  No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American Athletic Conference without a conference loss.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn says positive test wasn't from a player or a coach

Nov. 24, 2020 5:00 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he's been trying to convince his team that despite having the start of its season postponed because of a positive coronavirus test, everything is going to be just fine. “I'm sure there was a guy on the Titanic who was in charge of saying...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State forward Johnny McCants (35) and Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) battle for the ball in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. Coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico make it impossible for the schools there to play their seasons. McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a regular routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Phoenix, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)

New Mexico teams adjusting to long-term life on the road

Nov. 24, 2020 4:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Johnny McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Arizona. The Aggies lift weights in the morning, practice in the afternoon and watch film before dinner. The rest of the time is spent in remote classes and...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016, file photo, Belarus guard Lindsey Harding (12) controls the rebound next to teammate Yelena Leuchanka, center, and Australia center Liz Cambage, rear, during the second half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has been a difficult last few months for former Belarus star basketball player Leuchanka. She spent 15 days in jail in October after peacefully protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election and then contracted the coronavirus earlier this month while she has been in Greece. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ex-WNBA player reflects on jail time after Belarus protest

Nov. 24, 2020 2:43 PM EST

It's been a difficult last few months for former Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka. She spent 15 days in jail in October after peacefully protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election, and then contracted the coronavirus this month while in Greece. “I couldn’t be...

This photo provided by the New York Jets shows  Jessica Mandler, New York Jets Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. The New York Jets had 27 female employees participate last Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in an online mentoring program for women run by Dress For Success Northern New Jersey. It is an affiliate of the nonprofit Dress For Success.  (New York Jets via AP)

Jets help empower women with online job mentoring event

Nov. 24, 2020 9:05 AM EST

Annette Guzman-Torres was feeling discouraged and frustrated, her anxiety fueled by the uncertainty of a bleak job market during the coronavirus pandemic. The 44-year-old married mother of two boys is close to finishing the capstone project for her doctorate from Capella University. She has a 3.77 GPA, is a...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Nov. 24, 2020 8:11 AM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 22 The Advocate on a former Louisiana State University football player who admitted in court to hitting his girlfriend: The tough challenge to LSU and its vaunted athletic department, so important to Louisiana and the university, is about more than whether...

FILE - This March 7, 2020, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles.  No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American Athletic Conference without a conference loss.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn women postpone first 4 games because of COVID-19

Nov. 23, 2020 8:32 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The third-ranked UConn Huskies women’s basketball team has postponed its first four games after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19, the school said Monday night. The Huskies were going to play Quinnipiac and either No. 6 Mississippi State or Maine this weekend...