Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Ponchatoula pitches its best to softball tourney

PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) — Hundreds of junior athletes and their families from 10 states will soon come to Tangipahoa Parish for a week to participate in the 2014 Dixie Softball World Series.

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McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship.

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Missy Franklin wins 1 event at LA Invitational

Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200 meter freestyle final at the Los Angeles Invitational swimming meet at the University of Southern California, Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. Franklin won the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympian Missy Franklin won the 200-meter freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke on the final night of the Los Angeles Invitational on Sunday.

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Mark Rypien wins American Century title

Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien hits the ball out of the bunker during the American Century Championship golf tournament Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift)

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Mark Rypien beat out Jeremy Roenick and Annika Sorenstam to win the weather-delayed American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday.

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Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic with closing birdie

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, kisses her trophy after winning the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

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