Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Leslie headlines 2015 women’s Hall of Fame class

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

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Missy Franklin wins 2 events at LA Invitational

Missy Franklin, right, hugs Natalie Coughlin after winning the women's 100 meter freestyle final at the Los Angeles Invitational swimming meet at the University of Southern California, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. Caughlin took fifth in the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympians Missy Franklin and Caitlin Leverenz won two events each at the Los Angeles Invitational on Friday.

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Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner, of the Phoenix Mercury, speaks with children from Phoenix area Boys and Girls Clubs during a basketball clinic at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Friday, July 18, 2014. The WNBA All-Star game couldn't be held in a more appropriate place this season than in Phoenix, where the Mercury are 17-3 and riding an 11-game winning streak. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

PHOENIX (AP) — The desert is a perfect place for this year’s WNBA All-Star Game. It’s where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season

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NFL official ‘double rookie’ with debut as referee

Dean Blandino, NFL vice president of officiating, begins a training session during the Annual NFL Officiating Clinic in Irving, Texas, Friday, July 18, 2014.  The NFL's 119 game officials are attending the league's officiating developmental program held at a hotel in North Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brad Allen is one of 13 first-year NFL officials this season. Making his debut at football’s highest level unique is also being one the league’s three first-year referees.

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Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

Laura Diaz tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.

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