Women's sports

Tottenham Hotspur's Josie Green, left, tackles Manchester United's Leah Galton during the English Women's Super League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2020 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Neville should lead the British team in Japan. Then there’s an expectation that Neville’s England successor, Sarina...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan sit in the stands during the FA Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, at the Hive, in London, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
October 18, 2020 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut won't now be for another few weeks, but Tobin Heath is up and running — and scoring for Manchester United in contrasting fortunes for the American arrivals in the Women's Super League. Two weeks after her first appearance for United, Heath struck the ball...
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Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, centre, is tackled and injured by Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, left, causing him to leave the match injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)
October 17, 2020 - 5:27 pm
Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the top of English and European soccer in recent years. In a major concern for the Premier League champions, they might have to learn how to cope without their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek (37) heads to the end zone with a 42-yard touchdown against Western Kentucky during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Groshek ran for 194 yards on 42 carries and caught 29 passes for 289 yards last season. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
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October 14, 2020 - 7:00 pm
A set of proposals to permit NCAA athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorships deals will go up for vote in January, the last step for the association to change its rules but not the last word on how name, image and likeness compensation will work. One year after the NCAA's Board of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, is the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State, in Tempe, Ariz. The return of football isn't likely to make much of a dent in the losses athletic departments across the Pac-12 will ultimately incur because of the coronavirus pandemic. Faced with dramatic budget shortfalls, most schools in the league have already resorted to layoffs, furloughs, and cutting some sports entirely. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
October 13, 2020 - 1:33 pm
The return of football isn't likely to make a dramatic dent in the losses athletic departments across the Pac-12 will ultimately incur because of the coronavirus pandemic. Faced with large budget shortfalls, most schools in the league have already resorted to layoffs, furloughs, and cutting some...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe runs during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain in Harrison, N.J. Rapinoe is among the athletes touting the benefits of CBD for pain management and recovery. CBD products have become big business after the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp a legal agricultural crop. CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana plants. It has been hailed as a health and wellness aid and infused in everything from gummies to lotions. Rapinoe's twin sister Rachael has helped launch a CBD products company called Mendi, which is geared toward athletes. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 09, 2020 - 2:30 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Long before she struck that iconic victory pose to become the face of women’s soccer, Megan Rapinoe endured her share of setbacks to play the game she loves: Notably, a series of knee surgeries stretching back to her college days. She tore her left ACL as a sophomore at the...
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Chelsea's Ben Chilwell, right, celebrates with his teammate Tammy Abraham after he scored his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)
October 07, 2020 - 3:11 pm
England coach Gareth Southgate appealed to the nation to “get back on track” in its fight against the coronavirus, using three of his misbehaving players as an example of the growing “disharmony” that has developed amid the pandemic. England players Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, United States women's national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis smiles during a training session at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, N.J. When Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team last year, U.S. soccer announced that it would endow a scholarship in Ellis' name to support female candidates in pursuit of Pro, A and B coaching license courses. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, the federation announced the SheChampions Mentorship Program, designed to support each Pro and A license candidate. Ellis is among those who will mentor the women in the program. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 06, 2020 - 6:39 pm
Jill Ellis never left soccer, she just shifted focus. The two-time World Cup-winning coach with the U.S. national team has turned her attention to making sure other women can pursue coaching careers in a sport where female coaches are rare. After Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team...
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Manchester City's Chloe Kelly, center left, celebrates scoring her sides first goal in the Women's Super League soccer match between Manchester City Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at the Academy Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 04, 2020 - 9:57 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Morgan's wait to regain fitness for her Tottenham debut goes on. The other American imports are already making an impact in the Women's Super League. Sam Mewis made it two goals in two games for Manchester City by scoring the third in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham on...
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Tottenham Hotspurs' Alex Morgan warms up ahead of the Women's FA Cup soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Tess Derry/PA via AP)
October 02, 2020 - 3:48 pm
It took Alex Morgan a moment to wonder what all the laughter was about after a penalty was scored during a Tottenham training session. The celebration, of course. Her new teammates could not resist mimicking the tea-sipping celebration that drew the ire of the English after Morgan scored against...
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