Latest Women's sports News

Former University of Montana soccer coach's lawsuit dropped

Dec. 14, 2019 3:57 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a former University of Montana women's soccer coach who claimed the school illegally released information saying he used his work-issued cellphone to contact escort services during recruiting trips to Las Vegas. Missoula District...

Kripps wins opening 4-man bobsled race of season

Dec. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Canada’s Justin Kripps won the season’s opening World Cup four-man bobsled race on Saturday, prevailing at Mount Van Hoevenberg for the second consecutive year. Kripps and his team of Ryan Sommer, Cameron Stones and Benjamin Coakwell finished two runs in 1 minute,...

Olympic champion skater Zagitova skips season to find drive

Dec. 14, 2019 3:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova is skipping the rest of this season to find her motivation again. That means that the 17-year-old Russian won't defend her world title in the spring. She hasn't set a date for her return to competition. Zagitova told Russian state TV on...

Players hope US-Canada rivalry game helps spawn pro league

Dec. 14, 2019 3:19 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Canada and the United States renew their rivalry on the ice Saturday night, with players hoping the first in a series of five games between the national teams will help kindle the public’s interest in both their sport and their fight off the ice for better professional...

Ivanova wins World Cup luge race, Taubitz leads standings

Dec. 13, 2019 10:47 PM EST

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Russia’s Tatiana Ivanova had the fastest time in both heats and was an easy winner Friday in a women’s World Cup luge race. Germany’s Anna Berreiter was second and Russia’s Viktoriia Demchenko took third. Germany’s Julia Taubitz was...

Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245

Dec. 13, 2019 7:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC's most durable,...

Russia sweeps golds in World Cup skeleton at Lake Placid

Dec. 13, 2019 7:07 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia swept the gold medals at a World Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday, with Elena Nikitina’s winning margin in the women’s race the largest on tour in nearly three years. Nikitina finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.93 seconds. Germany’s...

FIFA to consider four bids to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EST

FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. Soccer's international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country. Evaluations will be submitted to the FIFA Council and a vote on the host...

Julie Ertz named US Soccer women's player of the year

Dec. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in 2015, scored her...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

Dec. 13, 2019 6:46 AM EST

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of...