Latest Women's sports News

Moroccans celebrate historic World Cup win against Spain

Dec. 07, 2022 01:53 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Exuberant Moroccans poured into the streets of their capital and in cities across Europe on Tuesday, waving flags and honking horns to celebrate their national soccer team's historic victory over Spain at the World Cup. Morocco defeated Spain in a penalty...

Ejim's 32 points send No. 22 Gonzaga women past Queens

Dec. 06, 2022 23:03 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Yvonne Ejim scored a career-high 32 points shooting 13 for 17 and No. 22 Gonzaga put away Queens in the second quarter and went on to a 73-49 win on Tuesday night. The Royals led 17-16 after the first quarter before the Bulldogs took control with a 12-0 run to...

No. 25 Villanova women beat American University 83-42

Dec. 06, 2022 21:11 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Maddy Siegrist had 24 points and seven rebounds, Lucy Olsen added 14 points and No. 25 Villanova beat American University 83-42 on Tuesday night. Siegrist scored 15 points in the opening 13 minutes as Villanova led 34-15. The Wildcats extended it to 46-23 by...

IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics

Dec. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule. The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic...

Astros' Peña helps kids access sports in wake of MVP win

Dec. 06, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Peña has long been passionate about helping children with limited resources have access to sports. In the wake of winning World Series MVP by leading the Houston Astros to their second championship this season, the rookie is using his newfound fame to help do...

No. 6 UConn star Azzi Fudd out 3-6 weeks with knee injury

Dec. 06, 2022 13:40 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Sixth-ranked UConn's top scorer, Azzi Fudd, is expected to be out three to six weeks because of a right knee injury she suffered during her team's weekend loss to No. 5 Notre Dame, a university athletic spokesperson said Tuesday. The sophomore guard was injured...

Players from all 3 US tours get together for QBE Shootout

Dec. 06, 2022 09:53 AM EST

PGA TOUR QBE SHOOTOUT Site: Naples, Florida. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 7,382. Par: 72. Prize money: $3.8 million. Winning team's share: $950,000. Television: Friday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf...

Collins powers No. 8 NC State to 1st win over Georgia, 65-54

Dec. 05, 2022 22:42 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mimi Collins scored 19 points and No. 8 North Carolina State earned the program’s first win over Georgia in 10 tries, posting a 65-54 victory on Monday night. Collins, a graduate transfer from Maryland, stepped into the starting lineup with senior Jada Boyd...

UCLA rallies past UNC 3-2 for second women's soccer title

Dec. 05, 2022 21:49 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Maricarmen Reyes scored a go-ahead goal off a rebound in the 107th minute and top-seeded UCLA rallied past North Carolina 3-2 on Monday night to win its second women’s soccer championship in program history. UCLA (22-2-1) trailed 2-0 late in the second half...

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,...