Latest Women's sports News

NCAA grants waiver for Mississippi State's Jordan Danberry

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State guard Jordan Danberry has received a waiver allowing her to play for the Bulldogs as a graduate student this season. Danberry enrolled at Mississippi State in January 2017 after playing six games for Arkansas as a sophomore. She sat out the rest of that season...

Charles climbs blocks, field goals lists, Liberty beat Fever

Aug. 20, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 82-76 on Tuesday night. Charles moved into sixth on the WNBA's career list for field goals made and 15th for blocks. Charles led the way in the first half with 21 points and nine...

DeShields scores 17 as Sky beat Dream 87-83

Aug. 20, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond DeShields led five Chicago starters in double figures with 17 points, helping the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 87-83 on Tuesday night. Courtney Vandersloot went 1 of 2 from the line with 17.9 seconds left to give Chicago an 85-83 lead. Tiffany Hayes had a contested layup roll off at...

Monahan part of golf power brokers in a match with Trump

Aug. 20, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan didn't think twice when President Donald Trump invited him to play golf last Saturday. It was the second time they have played since Trump has been in office. "I'm concerned about criticism for everything that I do," Monahan said Tuesday. "But in this...

NWHL reaches agreement to resume use of Beauts' trademarks

Aug. 20, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hockey League has reached an "amicable agreement" to resume using the Buffalo Beauts' logos and trademarked materials in resolving its lawsuit with the team's former owners. The suit was voluntarily dismissed in federal court Tuesday, a few weeks after both sides...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Women's national team lawsuit goes to trial May 5

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team against U.S. Soccer. District Judge R. Gary Klausner assigned the date at a hearing Monday in Los Angeles, which came less than a week after mediation between the two sides broke...

NCAA reprimands Texas A&M-Commerce for misconduct

Aug. 20, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

Texas A&M-Commerce has been publicly reprimanded by the NCAA for the misconduct of an assistant coach and athletes at the Division II outdoor track and field championships earlier this year. Neither the NCAA or the school identified the coach and athletes when the decision was announced Tuesday. The NCAA said...

MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut

Aug. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

The prospects of a Major League Soccer franchise ever calling St. Louis home appeared to have died two years ago when voters turned down the use of a business tax to finance a new downtown stadium. Then a new potential ownership group came along. Led by members of the founding family of car rental giant...

American teen Anisimova out of US Open after father's death

Aug. 20, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of the recent death of her father and coach, Konstantin. A statement from family members, released by Anisimova's representatives, said: "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father. We...