Latest Women's sports News

Morgan Valley leaves Hartford to become UConn assistant

Apr. 22, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hartford women's basketball coach Morgan Valley has left the school to become an assistant at UConn, her alma mater. Valley replaces Shea Ralph, who left the Huskies last week to become head coach at Vanderbilt. Valley played...

Syracuse coach Hillsman has 11 players enter transfer portal

Apr. 22, 2021 02:47 AM EDT

Quentin Hillsman chuckled at the thought. The women's basketball coach at Syracuse said he didn't quite know what to say when one of his young sons asked him if he was in the transfer portal. It was a valid question for a kid — dad has had 11 players enter the NCAA...

Thorns down Reign 2-0 to secure spot in Challenge Cup final

Apr. 22, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lindsey Horan and Simone Charley scored and the Portland Thorns wrapped up a spot in the preseason Challenge Cup final with a 2-0 victory over OL Reign on Wednesday night. The Thorns have won their first three Challenge Cup matches to secure the...

Jessica Korda shoots 7-under 64 to take LA Open lead

Apr. 21, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied three of the final four holes for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Wednesday after the first round of the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open. Korda had eight birdies and a bogey at Wilshire Country Club to match the tournament scoring...

Mark Trakh retires after 2nd run as USC women's hoops coach

Apr. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Trakh is retiring as Southern California women’s basketball coach after four years at the helm in his second stint with the school. Trakh turns 66 next month. His overall record of 155-114 is second in program history behind Linda Sharp. ...

Colgate hires Ganiyat Adeduntan as women's basketball coach

Apr. 21, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Colgate has named Ganiyat Adeduntan its women's basketball coach. Adeduntan arrives after three seasons on Jennifer Rizzotti's staff at George Washington. She helped the Colonials win an Atlantic 10 Conference championship in 2018 and served as the...

IIHF: Women's world hockey championships in Canada postponed

Apr. 21, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

The International Ice Hockey Federation is scrambling to reschedule the women’s world hockey championships after health officials in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Wednesday scrapped plans to hold the tournament next month because of COVID-19 concerns. IIHF chief Rene Fasel...

NCAA volleyball semis: Kentucky-Washington, Texas-Wisconsin

Apr. 21, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alli Stumler had a premonition she and her Kentucky teammates would break through this year and reach the NCAA national semifinals for the first time in program history. It hit her when she was in Pittsburgh to attend the 2019 championship match as a...

Atlanta Dream fire president and GM Chris Sienko

Apr. 21, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have fired president and general manager Chris Sienko. He came to the team in 2017 as general manager and was promoted to president the following year. “The Dream and Chris Sienko have parted ways,” the team...

With Franch back, Thorns top the Challenge Cup standings

Apr. 21, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On top of coronavirus quarantining, Adrianna Franch had to spend four long weeks of last season just trying to stay off her injured right knee. It was not an easy task for the 30-year-old Portland Thorns goalkeeper known for her boundless energy. ...