Latest Women's sports News

No. 5 NC State, No. 6 Louisville again headline ACC race

Oct. 27, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball race has settled into a familiar pattern the past two seasons: Louisville claims the regular-season crown, North Carolina State wins the ACC Tournament. They're set up for another battle at the top of the league in...

SEC: Expectations sky high for No. 1 South Carolina, Staley

Oct. 27, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Dawn Staley already knows she is facing outsized expectations with what South Carolina's women's basketball program has accomplished. They come from players, fans and even the university president. Interim school President Harris Pastides, speaking...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

Loaded UConn women push for program's 12th national title

Oct. 27, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fans are getting a little antsy. After all, the Huskies haven't won a women's national championship since 2016. Connecticut comes into this season ranked No. 2, having added the nation's top recruit, guard Azzi Fudd, to a team that returns...

Carli Lloyd plays final match for US in rout of South Korea

Oct. 26, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd didn't score in her final game for the United States, but it hardly mattered. The night was all about her. Fans chanted Lloyd’s name before Tuesday night's match, a 6-0 U.S. rout of South Korea, with one holding a sign that read:...

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Oct. 26, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the “mere handful of championships” viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report. The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released its 153-page...

LPGA player of the year coming down to Ko and Nelly Korda

Oct. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The LPGA Tour decides its player of the year based strictly on points. If those were style points, Nelly Korda would be tough to beat. Korda's three LPGA victories this year include her first major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, which...

2-time WNBA executive of year Padover named Atlanta Dream GM

Oct. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have announced the hiring of Dan Padover as general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations, with former interim head coach Darius Taylor taking over as assistant GM. The appointments Monday round out the leadership...

Stadium planned for Kansas City's women's pro soccer team

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners of Kansas City's professional women's soccer team announced Tuesday they plan to build a $70 million stadium for the team. The stadium for Kansas City NWSL will be the first built in the U.S. specifically for a women's soccer team. ...

Bueckers, Boston, Clark headline AP preseason All-Americans

Oct. 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Paige Bueckers made history as a freshman and is poised for an even better sophomore season. UConn's sensational guard was the latest Huskies player to be honored as a preseason Associated Press All-America on Tuesday. She was a unanimous choice from the 29-member...