Posts Tagged Women’s sports

2 New Mexico soccer players quit amid hazing probe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two sisters have quit the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team amid an investigation into possible hazing that sent two players to the hospital.

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Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

Serena Williams clenches her fist after breaking Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, in the second set of a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

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Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps trains ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.

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Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problem

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps attends a press conference ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin swam in a local pool to test her injured back on Wednesday and is still hopeful of competing at the Pan Pacific championships.

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American Riske upsets Pennetta in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was beaten Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 by Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.

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