Women's Sports

New Delhi's polluted air doesn't deter distance runners

Nov 20, 2017

People breathing New Delhi's acrid air lately have suffered burning eyes and rasping throats, so the notion of thousands of distance-runners gulping down lungful after lungful may have seemed strange

Egyptian daily to World Cup fans: Beware of Russian women

Oct 18, 2017

Cairo daily counsels Egyptian soccer fans traveling to the World Cup to lower their expectations about meeting Russian women

Chess player banned by Iran over hijab switches over to US

Oct 2, 2017

An Iranian news agency reported Monday that a woman banned form the Iranian national chess team, allegedly for attending an international competition without wearing an Islamic headscarf, has joined the U.S. team. She changed national federation.

Durant scores in India with big crowd at basketball clinic

Jul 29, 2017

The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and 3,459 children from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA program in India entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Friday after holding the world's largest basketball lesson in multiple venues

Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest

May 29, 2017

Nepal's mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago, as well as this year's climbing season during which hundreds scaled the world's highest peak

US runners largely absent at Tehran's first marathon

Apr 7, 2017

Iran's capital has held its first international marathon, which was billed as an opportunity for "building bridges" though American runners were largely absent

Women to run apart from men in Tehran's first marathon

Apr 5, 2017

Two days before what has been described as Tehran's first international marathon, a top Iranian sports official cannot confirm whether Americans will participate and said women will be forced to run separately from men

Hewitt wins world triathlon series opener by an inch

Mar 3, 2017

New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt beat Britain's Jodie Stimpson by just an inch in their sprint finish to the Abu Dhabi world series event on Friday

Svitolina wins Dubai and will debut in top 10

Feb 25, 2017

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is set to debut in the top 10 after winning her second title of the season at the Dubai Tennis Championships

Svitolina beats Kerber and will face Wozniacki in the final

Feb 24, 2017

Top-seeded Angelique Kerber struggled with a knee injury during a 6-3, 7-6 (3) loss to seventh seed Elina Svitolina in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday

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