Women's Sports

South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

Jan 23, 2019

South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in the country's sports

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan 22, 2019

An athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

Jan 16, 2019

Grand champion Kisenosato, the only Japanese wrestler at sumo's highest rank, has decided to retire after three straight losses at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament

3-time Olympic champion Yoshida retires from wrestling

Jan 10, 2019

Japan's three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida announced her retirement, saying it's time for the next generation of wrestlers to take the stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sharapova retires with injury, Sabalenka reaches semifinals

Jan 4, 2019

Maria Sharapova retired from her match at the Shenzhen Open with an injury, giving top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka a spot in the tournament's semifinals

Rain disrupts quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open

Jan 3, 2019

Rain disrupted play at the Shenzhen Open with two quarterfinal matches suspended

Sharapova advances to Shenzhen Open quarterfinals

Jan 2, 2019

Maria Sharapova reached the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open after Chinese teenager Wang Xinyu retired in the second set with cramps

Niculescu upsets Ostapenko in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

Jan 1, 2019

Qualifier Monica Niculescu upset fourth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday

Sharapova beats Bacsinszky in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

Dec 31, 2018

Maria Sharapova returned to competitive tennis with a 6-2, 7-6(3) win against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round of Shenzhen Open on Monday

Titmus sets world record in short-course 400 freestyle

Dec 14, 2018

Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus broke a second world record in three days, winning gold in the women's 400-meter freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships