Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Hanyu aiming to secure GP Final spot at NHK Trophy

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird said the deal, announced Monday, Nov. 24, is even more valuable because of Nike's worldwide reach and its advertising campaigns that use Olympic athletes. Some athletes in Nike's most recent ad launches include Alyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Gold. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu just needs a podium finish at the NHK Trophy this weekend to secure a spot in figure skating’s Grand Prix Final.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Apoel during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Apoel and Barcelona , at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Philippos Christou)

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Calhoun helps No. 8 Duke women rout Buffalo 88-54

Duke's Oderah Chidom drives to the basket between Buffalo's Mackenzie Loesing, left, and Alexus Malone (34) during an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Sierra Calhoun had 21 points, and No. 8 Duke had five players score in double figures in an 88-54 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

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No. 2 Notre Dame beats Quinnipiac 112-52

Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd, left, drives the lane as Quinnipiac forward Samantha Guastella defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 23 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 112-52 win over visiting Quinnipiac University Tuesday night.

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Tennis Hall of Fame says ‘Dodo’ Cheney dies at 98

In this July 10, 2004, file photo, Tennis great Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 87, of Santa Monica, Calif., plays during an exhibition match prior to ceremonies celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98. The Hall says Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, Calif., following a brief illness. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.

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