Latest Women's sports News

Keeping curling cool goal for sport's chief in US after gold

Jan. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EST

Curling, among the “nichiest” of niche sports in the United States, took its place in the national spotlight after the American men won the gold meda l at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. USA Curling chief executive Jeff Plush was hired two years ago to build off the momentum...

In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 13:23 PM EST

Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics. Patrizia Kummer, a Swiss athlete who won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is unvaccinated against the coronavirus, so she is spending 21 days in isolation in China...

NEC, Horizon still having forfeits because of COVID

Jan. 21, 2022 12:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Cimino hasn't lost a Northeast Conference game on the court this season at St. Francis, N.Y. Yet the Terriers are sitting at 4-2 in the standings after forfeiting two games before the New Year because of COVID-19 issues on the team. They play first-place...

Clark sets triple-double record, No. 25 Iowa routs Gophers

Jan. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa's Caitlin Clark posted her second straight 30-point triple-double, setting a Division I basketball record for men or women, and the No. 25 Hawkeyes rolled to a 105-49 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. Clark had 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists,...

Providence AD Driscoll to retire in June after 21 years

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll says he is retiring after 21 years at the school. The retirement is effective in June and ends a two-decade run that included the Friars winning their first national title in a men's sport when the hockey...

La Salle coach raises awareness for daughter with leukemia

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emily MacGillivray treated her house like an obstacle course. The toddler, a tornado of energy, could be found after a scamper sitting on counter tops. “We never had a kid who constantly was climbing on things,” said Mountain MacGillivray, her father and the...

Johnson rallies No. 4 NC State past No. 3 Louisville 68-59

Jan. 21, 2022 08:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Diamond Johnson didn’t lose confidence, so it wasn’t a lost cause for No. 4 North Carolina State. “I just kept shooting it,” Johnson said, drawing a postgame laugh from coach Wes Moore. Johnson scored 11 of her 16 points in a 4 1/2-minute...

Anisimova upsets defending champion Osaka at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2022 08:41 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Within an hour of her third-round loss at the Australian Open, defending champion Naomi Osaka had consigned it to the past. It's part of her new resolution for 2022. No dwelling on what's already happened. Osaka had two match points...

The Latest: Nadal advances to 4th round at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2022 08:27 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:20 a.m. (Saturday) Rafael Nadal has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 victory over No. 28-seeded Karen Khachanov. ...

No. 8 Michigan rolls past Wisconsin 83-44, moves to 16-2

Jan. 20, 2022 22:27 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Naz Hillmon had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 Michigan rolled to an 83-44 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night. Leigha Brown scored 11 points and Cameron Williams added 10 for Michigan (16-2, 7-1 Big Ten), which won its fourth game in a row and is...