Latest Women's sports News

Olympics Latest: Brazil's Cunha wins women's marathon swim

Aug. 03, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women’s...

Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday after an uproar over how the association conducts its championship events. ...

Quick glance: NCAA gender equity report recommendations

Aug. 03, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

Some of the recommendations in a 113-page report from Kaplan Heckler & Finke LLP, which was hired to review inequities between the men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball tournaments: — Change the leadership structure of Division I basketball to cultivate...

A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it

Aug. 03, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. Now imagine how it could look with...

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

Aug. 03, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that. Yet...

Review finds women's NCAA Tournament got less than men's

Aug. 03, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

From the first practice to the Final Four, the bells and whistles for the women's NCAA Tournament this year lagged way behind those at the men's tourney. The disparities were put back on the front burner Tuesday in a scathing review by Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, a law...

Trainer Ake Svanstedt has top two choices in Hambletonian

Aug. 03, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Captain Corey is the 3-1 favorite and stablemate Delayed Hanover is the 7-2 second choice in the $1 million Hambletonian final on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Captain Corey and Delayed Hanover, both trained by Ake Svanstedt, won...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...

EXPLAINER: What exactly are track's testosterone rules?

Aug. 03, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The complex testosterone regulations in track and field have become an issue again at the Olympics after Namibian teenager Christine Mboma won a silver medal in the 200 meters after being banned from some other events because of her natural hormone levels. ...

You again! Thompson-Herah speeds to 2nd Olympic sprint sweep

Aug. 03, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win. So long as that person's name was Elaine. Elaine Thompson-Herah blew away a much-decorated field in the 200 meters Tuesday night. The latest sprint star from Usain Bolt's...