Posts Tagged Women’s sports

England to face Germany for 3rd place in Women’s World Cup

England's Josanne Potter, right, consoles Laura Bassett (6) after a 2-1 loss to Japan in a semifinal in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he would get, England’s coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women’s World Cup.

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FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani, CEO of the National Organizing Committee, arrives for the closing news conference for the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday July 3, 2015. The United States and Japan are scheduled to play in the final on Sunday in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women’s World Cup final, saying the winning captain won’t care who hands over the championship trophy.

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US Open table tennis tourney hosts players from 33 countries

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Hammon to become 1st female head coach of NBA summer league

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon helps with team warmups prior to an NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in San Antonio. Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team. San Antonio announced Friday, July 3, 2015 that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.

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Kyrgios steals show with Wimbledon win over Raonic

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning a point against Heather Watson of Britain, during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

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