Latest Women's sports News

Boxing powerhouse Cuba lets women boxers compete

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Legnis Cala Massó carefully removes her necklace and smiles as her coach slides her bright red boxing gloves over her French tip nails. The 31-year-old swings her wiry body into the ring and pounds her fellow boxer – also a young woman – with a series of punches,...

3 women's basketball teams withdraw from Vegas tournament

Dec. 05, 2022 16:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three women's basketball teams have withdrawn from a Las Vegas tournament as part of continuing fallout from a similar event at a Strip resort over Thanksgiving weekend where safety concerns were raised. Dayton, Purdue and Texas A&M are out of the Las Vegas...

Red Stars owner to sell team after report of abuse in NWSL

Dec. 05, 2022 16:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler announced Monday he is selling his stake in the team following an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women’s Soccer League. Whisler's decision comes two months after the...

Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dead at age 91

Dec. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in...

Stanford's VanDerveer tops women's AP Top 25 appearances

Dec. 05, 2022 13:20 PM EST

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer stands atop The Associated Press women’s basketball poll with the most appearances all time, breaking a tie with the late Pat Summitt. VanDerveer's Cardinal remained No. 2 behind top-ranked South Carolina on Monday, giving her 619 weeks with one of...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

POLL ALERT: Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer makes 619th appearance in women's AP Top 25, sets record for most all time

Dec. 05, 2022 13:02 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer makes 619th appearance in women's AP Top 25, sets record for most all time.

QBE Shootout to be mixed-team event for PGA and LPGA tours

Dec. 05, 2022 06:04 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson are representing the LPGA Tour this week in the QBE Shootout. Next year, they will have plenty of company. The QBE Shootout will become a mixed-team event starting in 2023, returning such a format to the schedule for the first...

Analysis: Deshaun Watson has long way to go for improvement

Dec. 05, 2022 06:03 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s shaky performance wasn’t his biggest problem. Blame a two-year layoff for Watson being rusty. His refusal to express remorse for alleged behavior that led to an 11-game suspension is more difficult to explain. Watson made it clear...

Middle Tennessee beats cold-shooting No. 18 Louisville women

Dec. 04, 2022 20:04 PM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Savannah Wheeler had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists, Courtney Whitson added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Middle Tennessee beat cold-shooting — and No. 18 — Louisville 67-49 Sunday night. Middle Tennessee (5-2) won its first home game...