Latest Women's sports News

Canada into women's World Cup semis for 1st time since 1986

Sep. 29, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No one on Canada's roster was alive the last time the team won a medal at the women's World Cup. Now the Canadians are a win away from securing one for the first time since 1986, when they captured the bronze. Kia Nurse scored 17 points to lead a balanced Canada team...

Thomas helps US top Serbia 88-55, advance to World Cup semis

Sep. 29, 2022 03:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and her United States teammates were tested for the first time in the World Cup by a physical Serbia team. After a slow start, the Americans used a dominant run spanning the half to take control of the game and reach the semifinals again. ...

Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo NBA fans, sponsors

Sep. 29, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball fans will get to see NBA stars up close when the reigning league-champion Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards in two preseason games. Not surprisingly, Stephen Curry and Japanese-born Rui Hachimura will be the star attractions for...

California eyes making girls flag football a school sport

Sep. 28, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Elsa Morin gripped the football and launched a perfect spiral. Then the 17-year-old dodged in and out of cones and yanked the flag hanging from another girl's belt for a key defensive play. “Something about football just gets me really excited,”...

Foyt promotes Benjamin Pedersen to IndyCar for 2023 season

Sep. 28, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

Benjamin Pedersen is the first driver to land a promotion from Indy Lights into IndyCar as AJ Foyt Racing confirmed Wednesday he'll be part of its 2023 lineup. Pedersen, a 23-year-old dual citizen of Denmark and the United States, spent last season running the full Indy Lights...

Lauren Jackson, Aussie fans enjoying her World Cup finale

Sep. 28, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Thirty minutes after Australia knocked off Canada in the preliminary round of the women's basketball World Cup, Lauren Jackson was back on the court signing autographs and posing for selfies with hundreds of adoring fans. They couldn't get enough of the Australian...

Americans can count on turnover for the Ryder Cup team

Sep. 27, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Before the Presidents Cup party could even get started, the Americans couldn't escape questions about what comes next. The Ryder Cup is one year away in Rome, and while the Americans demolished an aging European team at Whistling Straits last year, they have...

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Rest, rest, rest

Sep. 27, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rest, rest and more rest. There’s been a lot of basketball in a short time and finding time to recover has been key to staying fresh and having success. You have to take care of your body. I have to give a huge thank you to the training staff of Courtney (Watson),...

McIlroy returns to St. Andrews for Dunhill; LPGA in Texas

Sep. 27, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

EUROPEAN TOUR ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: St. Andrews, Scotland. Courses: St. Andrews (Yardage: 7,318. Par: 72); Carnoustie GL (Yardage: 7,394. Par: 72); Kingsbarns GL (Yardage: 7,227. Par: 72). Prize money: $5 million....

US women win record 27th straight game at World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — There's been a long legacy of success for the U.S. women's basketball team at the World Cup. The names change over time, but the results don't. Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina...