Posts Tagged Women’s sports

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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Miami Open new name for Key Biscayne tennis

MIAMI (AP) — It’s not uncommon for the top stars in tennis to refer to South Florida’s premier tournament simply as Miami, even though that has never been in the event’s official title.

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Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking ‘Mission Blue’

This undated image released by Netflix shows Dr. Sylvia Earle in a scene from the Netflix documentary “Mission Blue.” Directed by Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon, the film profiles oceanographer Sylvia Earle and her effort to help protect the world's seas. (AP Photo/Netflix)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.

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