Latest Women's sports News

The Latest: Serena Williams beats Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 5:23 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match...

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women....

Serena Williams beats top-ranked Simona Halep to reach Australian Open quarterfinals

Jan. 21, 2019 5:07 AM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams beats top-ranked Simona Halep to reach Australian Open quarterfinals.

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,"...

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan. 21, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing...

Mazyck

Jan. 20, 2019 9:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aliyah Mazyck hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points, both season highs, and Minyon Moore had her third double-double of the season to help USC beat UCLA 72-67 on Sunday night and snap a five-game skid. Moore finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Asiah...

No. 19 Arizona State outlasts No. 10 Oregon State in 2 OTs

Jan. 20, 2019 9:37 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The postgame celebration had to wait after Arizona State's first win over a Top-10 opponent in five tries this season. The 19th-ranked Sun Devils hastily packed their bags after they outlasted No. 10 Oregon State 79-76 in double overtime on Sunday. The extra time on the court put...

Whitish, late run lead Nebraska women past No. 23 Minnesota

Jan. 20, 2019 8:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Haiby had 16 points off the bench and Hannah Whitish scored 10 of her 12 in the fourth quarter to help Nebraska rally and beat No. 23 Minnesota 63-57 Sunday night. Whitish sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around two free throws by Minnesota's Kenisha Bell before Taylor Kissinger hit...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

Jan. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court. That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met. "I don't foresee anything...

Adam Long wins Desert Classic, beating Mickelson, Hadwin

Jan. 20, 2019 8:50 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title. Making his sixth career start on the tour, Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin...