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Softball: Team USA makes title game in World Championships
jennie finch The USA Softball Women’s National Team has secured a spot in the Championship Game of the 2010 KFC World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, despite a Sunday outing that saw the ISF 2010 Women’s World Champions fall to Canada.

The Americans lost 5-2 at the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame Stadium but still clinched the No. 1 tournament seed when Japan topped Canada 4-0 in the night cap.

Soccer: Sky Blue FC takes first-ever WPS Championship
heather oreilly bicep Heather O'Reilly's lone goal was enough for SkyBlue FC to defeat the Los Angeles Sol in the first-ever WPS Championship presented by MedImmune Saturday afternoon at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
Softball: Danielle Lawrie named College Player of the Year
danielle lawrie The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, announced today the selection of Washington’s Danielle Lawrie (Langley, British Columbia) as the recipient of the 8th Annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award.
Soccer: Falk leads LA Sol to victory in WPS kickoff
allison falk photo The new Women's Professional Soccer league inaugurated play Sunday with the Washington Freedom visiting the Los Angeles Sol. The first goal in club and league history was recorded in the sixth minute of the match, when Los Angeles defender Allison Falk out-jumped a crowd of Freedom defenders in the penalty area to head in a free kick from Japanese national team star Aya Miyama. Camille Abily added another in the final minutes to complete a 2-0 victory.
Softball: Jay Miller takes over as head coach
jennie finch photo With the recent decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop softball from the roster of sports for the 2012 Summer Games, goal-setting now takes on a slightly different meaning for players who now find themselves at the entry level of the sport.
Gymnastics: Cancer-awareness special to feature Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Shannon Miller
shawn johnson photo Co-hosted this year by Olympic gymnastics champion Mary Lou Retton and cancer survivor and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton, the show will highlight current Olympic champions Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Paul Hamm, Shannon Miller, and other stars of the men's and women's US Olympic Gymnastics teams.
Tennis: Henin, Glatch, Pivovarova get wildcards
alexa glatch 2010 Australian Open finalist and seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin headlines the wildcard recipients for Indian Wells, running March 8-21 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Henin, who won Indian Wells in 2004, recently returned to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour after retiring from the sport in May of 2008. The former World No. 1 will be making her first trip to Indian Wells since 2006.
Soccer: WPS replaces WUSA, seven teams announced
mia hamm photo The new women’s professional soccer league now has a name: Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). With the unveiling of the league logo and launch of its website, WPS made its official debut at the NSCAA annual convention. Three W-League teams will have shared ownership with pro teams in the lew league, launching Spring 2009.
Tennis: Hantuchova, Davenport to try for third title
hantuchova photo Pacific Life Open champions Daniela Hantuchova and Lindsay Davenport will try to become the first three-time women's champion in Indian Wells history this week. Standing in their way is current Australian Open (not to mention the 2006 Pacific Life) winner Maria Sharapova. Top-Ten players Ana Ivanovic, Marion Bartoli and Svetlana Kuznetsova also shoot for their first title.
Softball: USA downs Arizona 16-0 to start Beijing Tour
cat osterman softball The USA Softball Women’s National team opened the KFC Bound 4 Beijing tour on Tuesday evening in dominating fashion with 16-0 victory against the defending National Champion University of Arizona Wildcats. A crowd of 2,832 fans at Hillenbrand stadium watched the Red, White and Blue tally 15 hits including four home runs.
Soccer: USA downs China 1-0 to win Four Nations
lindsay tarpley photo The U.S. Women's National Team scored a 77th minute goal off a header from midfielder Shannon Boxx to earn a 1-0 victory over China and win the 2008 Four Nations Tournament. It was the first tournament title for new U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage.
Water Polo: SDSU wins seventh straight opener
water polo The sixth-ranked San Diego State women¹s water polo team opened the 2008 campaign with an 11-8 triumph over No. 10 Hartwick College on Thursday afternoon at the Aztec Aquaplex. With the win, SDSU notched its seventh consecutive season-opening victory, while Hartwick fell to 0-4.
Basketball: Paris Johnson MWC Player of the Week
paris johnson Averaging 20 points in the team’s games with Quinnipiac and Western Michigan, scoring 15 versus the Bobcats and 25 against the Broncos, San Diego State University freshman Paris Johnson was named MWC Player of the Week.
Tennis: Sharapova, Hingis headline Pacific Life Open
maria shrapova photo Pacific Life Open champion Maria Sharapova returns to defend her title in second round action Friday. Seeded players in her half include Jelena Jancovic and Anna Chakvetadze, as well as Martina Hingis, who is fresh off her win in Tokyo
Softball: Junior players rethink their futures following Olympic axe
jennie finch photo With the recent decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop softball from the roster of sports for the 2012 Summer Games, goal-setting now takes on a slightly different meaning for players who now find themselves at the entry level of the sport.
Soccer: WSII announces new women's pro soccer league to replace WUSA
Abby Wambach photo Six investors in MLS markets have committed to forming a new women's professional soccer league, which will replace the former Women's United Soccer League.

The timing is such that the new league will get a boost from the Women's World Cup in 2007. Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, D.C. and one market to be determined will start play in 2008.

Soccer: NCAA: SDSU Aztecs kick off conference play
high kick Head coach Mike Giuliano’s San Diego State University women’s soccer team kicks off Mountain West Conference play with a pair of games this weekend at the SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs will entertain Air Force on Friday at 4 p.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. match against UNLV on Sunday as the front end of a double-header with the men’s team.
WPFL Football: Scorps snuff out New Mexico's flame
women's tackle football As the Scorpions took the field under new Head Coach, Ray Peterson Jr., they knew their season was all on the line. Lose, and they are inched out by New York's Empire State Roar for the wildcard slot. Win and the are in.

Not only did they win, they crushed the opposing New Mexico Burn 70-7.

Soccer: USWNT beats Ireland 5-0 - for the fifth time
Abby Wambach photo The United States women’s national team looks in fine shape to advance to its fifth consecutive tournament if the outcome of its July 23 international friendly against Ireland — a resounding 5-0 victory — is any indicator.
Soccer: WUSA Flashback - The past meets the present
Tiffeny Milbrett photo One of the WUSA's founding players, Tiffeny Milbrett, returned to a familiar stomping ground — USD’s Torero Stadium — on June 2 when her current team, the high-powered Vancouver Whitecaps, engaged the San Diego Gauchos women’s team in a key Western Conference W-League match.
Basketball: Siege, Chill seek supremacy in Pro Cup finals
siege Click to enlarge (c) PHOTOSPORT March Madness? It appears to be alive and well in the National Women’s Basketball League, with this week’s Pro Cup playoffs offering a hint at a possible upset despite the wide disparity in the records of the four entrants.

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