Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Athletes avoid South Korea over virus fears

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — As South Korea battles to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus, some foreign athletes are turning their back on the country.

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Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

England's Laura Bassett sheds tears after the team's 2-1 loss to Japan in a 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) — England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing.

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Wimbledon Lookahead: Querrey faces Federer on Centre Court

Sam Querrey of the United States throws a towel to a ball boy during the men's singles first round match against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — Sam Querrey faces a daunting task at Wimbledon on Thursday, when he plays seven-time champion Roger Federer.

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Tennessee enters new era with beginning of Nike contract

Dalton Roberts and Elizabeth Raby shop for apparel as Tennessee launches an eight-year, estimated $35 million apparel contract with Nike, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Nike launch coincided with the restriction of the use of the Lady Vols nickname to the women’s basketball program. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Amy Smotherman Burgess)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport.

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Djokovic reaches 3rd round of Wimbledon after early scare

Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan  during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

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