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Figure Skating in Harlem finds ways to deal with pandemic

Apr. 19, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

For months last year, Figure Skating in Harlem included no figure skating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the 24-year-old organization that serves young women of color in New York City didn't see the ice from late winter until fall. Once they returned, with...

Mizzou soccer coach Blitz to retire after 25 years in charge

Apr. 18, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women's soccer coach Bryan Blitz, who has led the program for the entirety of its 25-year existence, said Sunday that he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Blitz went 254-216-39 with the Tigers, and he was 299-260-47 in 30...

Tucson home helps elite women athletes level playing field

Apr. 18, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For the past five years, the Tucson nonprofit Homestretch Foundation has provided housing to more than 70 female athletes from 17 countries. The “Stretchies” pursue careers in endurance sports, including cycling, triathlon, swimming or running,...

No masks, no worries — for now; Aussies preparing for Tokyo

Apr. 18, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No masks. No worries. For now. Dani Stevens won a record 14th national title in the women's discus throw on Sunday to earn her spot on the Australian team for a fourth Olympics, less than a year after fearing a career-threatening neck injury could force...

Ko wins Lotte Championship with tournament-record 28-under

Apr. 18, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Lydia Ko is golfing like she is a kid again. In other words, she’s tough to beat. No one came close at this week’s Lotte Championship. Ko torched Kapolei Golf Club and tournament records in the process. A final-round 65 Saturday left her at...

US women's hockey coach steps down due to COVID-19 concerns

Apr. 17, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down while citing COVID-19 protocol concerns less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. “I was not comfortable with...

Ko pushes ahead at Kapolei in bid for 1st win since 2018

Apr. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Lydia Ko again put herself in position for her first win in three years, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Lotte Championship. Nelly Korda, who went back and forth with Ko for the lead throughout...

LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

GOP Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for transgender comments

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who helped revive a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports is coming under fire for saying transgender people “have a mental illness." Rep. Justin Humphrey, a Republican from the southeast...

AP source: LSU's Fargas in negotiations to be Aces president

Apr. 16, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Fargas is in negotiations to become Las Vegas Aces president, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Friday on condition of anonymity because no deal has been finalized. Bill...