Women's sports - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Women's sports Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part of a diversion agreement arising from his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year. Jackson, who is leaving Kansas after one seas... Tue, 23 May 2017 17:52:00 GMT 2017-05-23T17:52:00Z 3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women. The search for 12 jurors and six alternates got off to a brisk start, even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence and an equal number said th... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:19:00 GMT 2017-05-23T02:19:00Z Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will weigh his case. The jury must decide if the 79-year-old actor drugged and molested a Temple University women's basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. Trial cons... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:02:00Z Gatlin wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — Justin Gatlin clocked 10.28 seconds to win the 100 meters at a Golden Grand Prix event on Sunday. The American crossed the finish line just .03 seconds ahead of Japan's Aska Cambridge. Shuhei Tada, also of Japan, was third in 10:35. "Glad to open up my season here with a good time," Gatlin said. "I've been a littl... Sun, 21 May 2017 10:34:00 GMT 2017-05-21T10:34:00Z Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game WELLS RIVER, Vt. (AP) — The appearance of a bear cub — a real one, not a mascot — forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont. Blue Mountain Union High School and Oxbow High School gave up Friday after a curious black bear cub refused to be shooed away, and then wandered into a dugout. Oxbow b... Sat, 20 May 2017 13:29:00 GMT 2017-05-20T13:29:00Z Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday. Iowa will pay $2.33 million to Meyer and $1.49 million to Griesbaum to ... Fri, 19 May 2017 21:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T21:39:00Z APNewsBreak: Beach volleyball hopes ESPN draws Olympic fans Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach volleyball attract new fans and hold onto the ones who watch during the Summer Games o... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:28:00Z Amid cancer recurrence, Holly Rowe gets extension at ESPN NEW YORK (AP) — Between dashing for interviews with coaches and chatting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Holly Rowe was back in her element Thursday night. It was a welcome respite for ESPN's veteran sideline reporter nearly two years after her initial cancer diagnosis. ESPN has ensured Rowe a spot on the sidelines for years to come with a contract ext... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:33:00Z Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dog fights during hazing parties in a program that fostered sexual violence. A former Baylor volleyball player, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, alleges she was raped by four or more players after being taken from a ... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:06:00Z Olympic champs Meryl Davis & Charlie White join dance tour LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White have a new gig on solid footing. They will co-star with Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" in a 30-city live dance tour called "Love on the Floor." The four-act show portrays the story of a relationship from beginning to end, with each star performing a... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:49:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:49:00Z Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. She claimed parking spaces... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:12:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:12:00Z WNBA starts with new coaches, players in 21st season NEW YORK (AP) — It's been seven months since the WNBA Finals ended in thrilling fashion with the Los Angeles Sparks edging the Minnesota Lynx in a decisive fifth game. Now the league is set to begin its 21st season Saturday when San Antonio visits New York in the opener of a three-game slate. The defending champion Sparks face Seattle o... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:53:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:53:00Z Miocic 2nd UFC heavyweight defense is rematch vs. Dos Santos DALLAS (AP) — Stipe Miocic prefers trying to avoid any extended talk about the possibility of matching some UFC heavyweight history, much like sidestepping a jab aimed for his jaw. Miocic will try Saturday night to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. To do so, he will have to beat former champion and fourth-ranked Junior Dos Santos, who d... Fri, 12 May 2017 06:53:00 GMT 2017-05-12T06:53:00Z Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When transgender wrestler Mack Beggs won a girls' state championship, his victory drew jeers and complaints that his steroid therapy treatment had given him an unfair advantage against girls who risked injury just by getting on the mat with him. Now Texas lawmakers are pushing a bill that could ultimately deny Beggs, a Dallas-area jun... Thu, 11 May 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-05-11T19:22:00Z WNBA joins daily fantasy sports market in deal with FanDuel NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is entering the daily fantasy sports market. The league announced a partnership with FanDuel on Thursday — the first time a women's professional sports league will be available in one-day fantasy games. "We are constantly looking to innovate by finding new opportunities to engage with our passionate fans and int... Thu, 11 May 2017 13:59:00 GMT 2017-05-11T13:59:00Z Olympic skater Michelle Kwan and husband file for divorce PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. The Providence Journal ( ) reports both listed irreconcilable differences in their divorce papers. Pell filed for divorce March 27, while Kwan filed March 30. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 17:21:00 GMT 2017-05-10T17:21:00Z Sparks sit atop AP preseason WNBA poll; Lynx are 2nd NEW YORK (AP) — The defending champion Los Angeles Sparks start the season atop The Associated Press WNBA poll. The Sparks received 11 first-place votes from the national media panel Tuesday. "We appreciate the people giving us that kind of respect, although I know that there's several really, really good teams in this league," Sparks coach Brian Agler said. "We feel like we... Wed, 10 May 2017 01:01:00 GMT 2017-05-10T01:01:00Z FIFA struggles to regain trust as judge decries new leaders MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Even after a year under new leadership, FIFA is still pleading with the world: Trust us. The message is proving as hard to sell as sponsorship of the World Cup. Especially when FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been accused of ousting the ethics leadership whose mission was to clean up soccer's scandal-tainted image. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:26:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:26:00Z Specter of bribery cases hangs over FIFA Council elections MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings in Bahrain, with powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sab... Sun, 07 May 2017 22:49:00 GMT 2017-05-07T22:49:00Z Liberty guard Shoni Schimmel takes season off in WNBA NEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty guard Shoni Schimmel will take the upcoming WNBA season off to deal with "personal issues" and hopes to return next year. The Liberty and Schimmel released a joint statement on Saturday. Schimmel, who sustained a concussion at the end of last season, missed the start of training camp last week. Liberty P... Sat, 06 May 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-05-06T20:17:00Z U. of Iowa to review job practices after $1.4M bias verdict IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa announced plans Friday to hire an outside firm to review its employment practices after a jury ruled that it discriminated against a high-ranking gay female athletic administrator. President Bruce Harreld said the review would begin in the athletic department and focus on compliance with the Iowa Civil Rights ... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:46:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:46:00Z Knight among players on US Women's national hockey team TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — USA Hockey selected 23 players to the women's national team for the Olympics on Friday, and all but two helped the United States earn the gold medal at the Women's World Championship last month. Hilary Knight, who scored the overtime winner over Canada to give the U.S. women their fourth straight title at the world championship, is one ... Fri, 05 May 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-05-05T19:59:00Z Jury: Univ. of Iowa discriminated against athletic official DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation. Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman in a relationship with the school's longtime and high... Fri, 05 May 2017 13:14:00 GMT 2017-05-05T13:14:00Z Making waves on the beach: Walsh Jennings will skip AVP tour Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings is looking for a new partner — and a new beach volleyball tour — after rejecting an exclusivity agreement with the AVP that would have locked her into the circuit through the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. In her first public comments since breaking with the biggest, richest and longest-running domestic tour, Walsh Jen... Fri, 05 May 2017 02:21:00 GMT 2017-05-05T02:21:00Z Woman says she was sexually assaulted during Penguins game PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman says she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom during a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff hockey game. Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler says the woman walked into a police station near the PPG Paints Arena at 12:01 a.m. Thursday to make the report. Toler says police are investigating and no more details are available. N... Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-05-04T23:00:00Z Julie Foudy signs multiyear extension with ESPN BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Julie Foudy has signed a multiyear extension with ESPN and will focus on soccer, the Olympics and the NCAA championships. Foudy joined ESPN full time in 2005, less than a year after retiring from her 17-year soccer career with the U.S. women's national team. She's a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup winner. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:48:00Z Dustin Johnson returns to a course that feels like Augusta WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dustin Johnson was walking the expansive, manicured fairways where the sun filtered through the towering pines. On his first day back to work, it was a reminder of what he missed. This wasn't Augusta National. It was Eagle Point, the beautiful replacement course for the Wells Fargo Championship. And that wasn't the only reminder. "... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:08:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:08:00Z Group urges Bengals to speak out against domestic violence CINCINNATI (AP) — An advocacy group is urging the Cincinnati Bengals to speak out against domestic violence after the team drafted a player who punched a woman in the face. Women Helping Women called on the team to take a public stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. The Bengals chose Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday... Tue, 02 May 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-05-02T20:56:00Z USF football player charged with sexual battery TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a 22-year-old University of South Florida football player on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment hours after he allegedly assaulted a female student in her dorm room. USF police announced Tuesday that they arrested LaDarrius Divonta Jackson at 10:30 p.m. Monday night. According to the police statement, ... Tue, 02 May 2017 18:41:00 GMT 2017-05-02T18:41:00Z WNBA set to stream 20 games a season on Twitter NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will stream 20 games a year over the next few seasons on Twitter in a deal announced Monday night. "We are thrilled to bring live WNBA games to Twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience," WNBA President Lisa Borders said. "This partnership displays Twitter's extraordinary commitment to women's sports and the ris... Tue, 02 May 2017 09:04:00 GMT 2017-05-02T09:04:00Z