Latest Women's sports News

Supporters: School cut coach because of same-sex marriage

Sep. 20, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Chicago rescinded a job offer to a coach after learning that she was in a same-sex marriage, the woman's supporters claim. About 40 alumni, parents and students met outside Benet Academy in Lisle on Monday to support the...

Mallory Pugh energized in her return to national team

Sep. 20, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

Mallory Pugh was soccer's next big thing as a teenager but she has faded from the limelight as she struggled with injuries and consistency. Now healthy, Pugh has returned to the U.S. national team more determined than ever. Pugh had a career-high...

Pac-12, SWAC forming basketball partnership

Sep. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 and the Southwestern Athletic Conference are forming a basketball educational and scheduling partnership. The partnership announced Monday will include home-and-home series between the member institutions in each conference. ...

The Latest: Taliban fire director of Afghan cricket board

Sep. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have sacked the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board. Hamid Shinwari posted on his official Facebook page Monday he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin...

Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,' streaming triumph

Sep. 20, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry. ...

Jin Young Ko wins rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic

Sep. 19, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her last three LPGA Tour starts. Making her first start since the Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean player closed with a bogey-free 3-under...

DeShields scores 30 as Sky pulls away, beat Fever 98-87

Sep. 19, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and Chicago used a 14-4 run to pull away as the Sky beat the Indiana Fever 98-87 on Sunday night in the regular-season finale. Chicago (16-16) is the No. 6 seed and is home Thursday against No. 7 Dallas....

Plum, Young lift Aces over Mercury 84-83

Sep. 19, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, Jackie Young scored on a putback with 4.3 seconds left and Ji-Su Park blocked a final shot as the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Phoenix Mercury 84-83 on Sunday in a regular-season finale. The Aces welcomed back center Liz...

Liberty earn final WNBA playoff spot by virtue of losses

Sep. 19, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in their apartments in Brooklyn, many of the New York Liberty players gathered to watch the final day of play in the WNBA regular season. They needed a lot of help Sunday to reach the postseason for the first time since 2017. They got it, taking...

Ogunbowale, Wings keep LA from playoffs 87-84, Liberty in

Sep. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings closed the WNBA regular season on Sunday with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles, which kept the Sparks out of the playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty. With Los Angeles and...