Latest Women's sports News

The Latest: Women make return to grid at Monaco GP

May. 27, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

The Latest on one of the busiest days in motorsports (all times local): 3 p.m. Women made a return of sorts to the Formula One grid, although not in the "grid girls" role that has been dropped. Instead of just women standing in front of each car, holding up the driver's race number, men and women representing...

The Latest: Egyptian 'lucky loser' makes Grand Slam debut

May. 27, 2018 7:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Mohamed Safwat is the first man from Egypt to play in a Grand Slam tennis tournament's main draw in 22 years — and he got very little notice that chance would come at the French...

French Open set to start with Venus Williams, and rain

May. 27, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams and rain are on the schedule as the year's second Grand Slam tournament is set to start at Roland Garros. The French Open is the only major tennis championship that begins on a Sunday, making it a 15-day event. The forecast calls for showers in the afternoon. In addition to...

Oregon advances with 11-1 run-rule victory over Kentucky

May. 26, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — DJ Sanders hit a grand slam in a seven-run second inning and the Oregon Ducks are headed to the women's College World Series after an 11-1 run-rule victory over Kentucky Saturday night in the deciding game of the Eugene Super Regional. Shannon Rhodes hit a solo home run and Jenna Lilley...

Lee tops LPGA event in Michigan; pregnant Lewis tied for 2nd

May. 26, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In-Kyung Kim began her round with a flurry of birdies, and Stacy Lewis — playing five months' pregnant — closed hers out in similar fashion. They both still have work to do if they're going to catch Minjee Lee, whose steady consistency has been enough so far. Lee shot...

Semenya wins Prefontaine 800 in world's best time this year

May. 26, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance. Semenya defended her title in the event in 1 minute, 55.92 seconds, which is also the top...

Thomas, Williams lead Sun to 86-77 win over Fever

May. 26, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Courtney Williams added 11 points, seven rebounds and career-high tying six assists in the Connecticut Sun's 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night. Rachel Banham scored a career-high 14 points, Jasmine Thomas...

Diggins-Smith, Cambage lead Wings to 80-70 win over Dream

May. 26, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 12 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter and Liz Cambage had 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to help the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 80-70 on Saturday night. Kayla Thornton also scored 14 points for the Wings (2-2). Thornton's jumper midway through...

LSU women's golf coach to retire

May. 26, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After 34 years, LSU women's golf coach Karen Bahnsen has decided to step down. Bahnsen, who has been with the program since its inception as its first signee, announced her retirement Friday. The Advocate reports Bahnsen's immediate plan involves caring for her ailing father and...

Pavlyuchenkova labors past Cibulkova to win at Strasbourg

May. 26, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia won the Strasbourg International after laboring to a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6) win against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia on Saturday. They spent 3 hours, 35 minutes on court in a grueling contest, which ended when Pavlyuchenkova...