Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Pan Pacs: Injured Franklin struggles on 1st day

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after winning her women's 200m freestyle at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle.

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5 Things to know about the WNBA playoffs

Phoenix center Brittney Griner powers between Seattle forwards Shekinna Stricklen and Crystal Langhorne, right, as the Seattle Storm take on the Phoenix Mercury in the final game of the season at KeyArena in Seattle Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times,Bettina Hansen )  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER  BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES.

With the WNBA playoffs set to begin Thursday night, here are five things to know:

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Column: Time for these child stars to get paid?

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it’s way more organized than anything you’re likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren’t family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits.

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AP source: Lynx’s Moore has won WNBA MVP award

Minnesota’s Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

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Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly 8-1

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo’ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.

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