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FIFA sees no obstacles for women to attend games in Iran

Sep. 21, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's governing body FIFA says an inspection visit to Iran has shown "no noteworthy operational obstacles" to lifting the country's 40-year ban and letting women attend a World Cup qualifying game next month. After meeting government and soccer officials in Tehran this week, FIFA says it...

American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur

Sep. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in...

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the...

Meesseman ties career high, Mystics beat Aces, take 2-0 lead

Sep. 19, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So far this postseason, Emma Meesseman is outshining everyone. Even the newly minted league MVP. Meesseman tied a career high with 30 points in her second consecutive exceptional performance, and the Washington Mystics beat the Las Vegas Aces 103-91 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in...

Williams, Jones help Sun beat Sparks, take 2-0 series lead

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones and Courtney Williams got the Connecticut Sun going in the third quarter and the team never looked back. Jones scored 27 points and Williams added 25 to help the Sun rout the Los Angeles Sparks 94-68 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA semifinals. "I...

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Amateur to earn Masters spot

Sep. 19, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Lukas Michel of Australia twice came back from 3-hole deficits Thursday and won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event's 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters. Michel had a 1-up lead over Joseph Deraney after four holes in the 36-hole...

Ina Kim-Schaad wins US Women's Mid-Amateur

Sep. 19, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Ina Kim-Schaad won the opening hole with a par and never trailed Thursday on her way to a 3-and-2 victory over Talia Campbell in the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. Kim-Schaad won the USGA championship 19 years after she was runner-up in the 2000 U.S. Junior Girls. The 35-year-old from...

Humphries serves as forerunner at USA Bobsled push race

Sep. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Kaillie Humphries competed as a guest in USA Bobsled's national push championships on Thursday, with the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Canada waiting to see if she'll compete for the Americans. A forerunner for the competition, she was checking the timing systems before the...

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook

Sep. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet Knights'...

Mystics' versatile forward Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP

Sep. 19, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote. Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes after leading Washington to a league-best 26-8 record. She is the first player in WNBA history to win MVP honors with two different teams after doing so...