Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Rampone, Rapinoe sidelined for France, England exhibitions

CHICAGO (AP) — American defender Christie Rampone and midfielder Megan Rapinoe will miss the U.S. team’s exhibition games at France and England next month along with suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo.

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Olympic champ Zaripova faces losing gold in doping ban

In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova poses with her gold medal for the women's 3000-meter steeplechase during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Russian athlete Yulia Zaripova faces losing her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for doping. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — In the latest of a slew of Russian doping cases, Yulia Zaripova faces being stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for a drug violation.

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Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a point won over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he’d renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

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Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S., right, and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic celebrate after defeating Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and China’s Zheng Jie in their women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday in their first tournament together as a partnership, beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after making a return to her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she’s been battling for the past week.

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