Tag: Softball

Abbott 1-hitter leads US over Canada 1-0, 2-0 softball start

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Monica Abbott pitched a one-hitter, center fielder Haylie McCleney and second baseman Ali Aguilar combined to throw out the potential tying...

Bear sighting at Olympic baseball stadium

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — A bear appears to have ignored the ban on spectators at the Olympics. ...

Skippy, inflatable kangaroo, an Australia softball fixture

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Skippy is getting an up-close view of the Olympics that fans aren't getting to see. ...

Softball gets delayed Tokyo Olympics underway in Fukushima

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — The Tokyo Olympics got underway after a one-year delay when Japan pitcher Ukiko Ueno started Australia's Michelle Cox with a ball...

Osterman strikes out 9, US tops Italy 2-0 in softball opener

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Cat Osterman dominated as the United States began its quest to regain the Olympic softball gold medal, 13 years after she...

Olympics finally to start, 1 year later and far from Tokyo

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Skippy the yellow kangaroo with green paws was affixed to the first base dugout railing, watching the Australia Spirit become the...

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

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July 16 1920 — Babe Ruth breaks his season record of...

Vols extend 9 coaches including Vitello, Barnes, Harper

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has extended the contracts of nine coaches, including Tony Vitello, who took the Volunteers to their first College World Series...

Tokyo Olympics: Spectators also barred from outlying venues

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TOKYO — Two more prefectures outside the immediate Tokyo area have decided to bar fans from attending Olympic events because of rising coronavirus infections,...

Zoom meetings built chemistry for US Women’s Volleyball team

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When the pandemic hit last March leading to a one year postponement of the Olympics and the inability of teams to practice and play...