Women's sports

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns to Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 17, 2019 - 8:12 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left. Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, looks up a replay as she faces Sofia Kenin, of the United States, in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. Osaka withdrew from the match with an injury. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 9:45 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, serves to Andrey Rublev, of Russa, during the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2019 - 5:14 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he'd never faced. Andre Rublev — with only one career win over a top-five player to his...
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August 15, 2019 - 10:37 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation. The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation said it had been informed of...
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Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer looks on from the side line during the first half of the team's Campeones Cup soccer final gainst Club America on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Atlanta. De Boer said he regrets his choice of words in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup game for his comments in an article published by The Guardian, in which he said it was "ridiculous" that female players expect to receive the same World Cup pay as the men. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 15, 2019 - 12:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer said he regrets his choice of words — one word, especially — in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup game for...
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Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrian celebrates after winning the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea, in Besiktas Park, in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Liverpool won 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the game ended tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
August 14, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Adrian may never play more than a smattering of games for Liverpool, but he'll be remembered for his "crazy week." The backup goalkeeper turned penalty hero with a save on the final kick of the shootout as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the Super Cup and kick off a new European...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after giving up a point to Sam Querrey, of the United States, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 8:48 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Going small paid off big for Venus Williams. Tuesday didn't go as well for sister Serena. On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 3-6,...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner competes in the skills challenge during the WNBA All-Star festivities in Las Vegas. The Mercury have been ravaged by injuries lately and may be without Brittney Griner for three games because of her role in the fight that occurred against Dallas last Saturday, Aug. 10. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mercury center Brittney Griner will miss the next three games after the WNBA suspended her Tuesday for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game over the weekend that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league punished Griner for throwing punches, escalating the...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff celebrates after beating Slovakia's Magdalena Rybaikova in a women's singles match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 13, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Coco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the...
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Andy Murray, of Britain, returns a shot against Richard Gasquet, of France, during first-round play at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
August 12, 2019 - 10:53 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray moved well in his first singles match since January, but not well enough to move on — even to the U.S. Open. Using a bottomless arsenal of drop shots, Richard Gasquet snapped a five-match losing streak against Murray with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the first round of the...
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