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May 31, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC, which won the NCAA women's golf title last week, will be well represented in next month's U.S. Women's Open. Annie Park, Kyung Kim and Doris Chen this week qualified for the tournament that will be played June 27-30 at the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., the school said in a news release Friday. Park, the NCAA individual champion who just completed her freshman season, earned an amateur exemption Thursday at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Kim, who also completed her freshman season, qualified at a sectional at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas.
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April 19, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm discovered that under an obscure 1907 law, his grandmother Elsie, born and raised in Minnesota, was stripped of her U.S. citizenship after marrying an immigrant from Sweden. Swalm had never heard of the Expatriation Act that required a U.S.-born woman who married a foreigner to "take the nationality of her husband.
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December 28, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
A shootout goal by Hilary Knight proved the difference Saturday as the U.S. women's hockey team defeated Canada, 3-2, in a Sochi Olympics warmup at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter - the latter the daughter of former NHL player Bobby Carpenter -  scored in regulation for Team USA, which has now beaten its toughest rival three straight times. Here's a link to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's story on the game. The U.S. and Canada will play again Monday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
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April 10, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in turmoil. But when a team is that good, even the slightest stumble can have dramatic repercussions, as Tom Sermanni found out Sunday when he was fired as coach, after 15 months and two losses, by a national federation that thought he had the team headed in the wrong direction.
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April 6, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Tom Sermanni was fired Sunday as coach of the U.S. women's soccer team just seven months before the start of World Cup qualifying. Sermanni, who replaced Pia Sundhage 15 months ago, was relieved of his duties after a 2-0 win over China on Sunday in Colorado. Former UCLA Coach Jill Ellis will take over on an interim basis starting with Thursday's rematch with China in San Diego. Ellis, U.S. Soccer's director of development, coached seven games at the end of 2012, going 5-0-2. Sermanni, formerly coach of the Australian women's team, was 18-2-4 with the U.S. But the team struggled mightily in last month's prestigious Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal, finishing seventh after losing to Sweden, 1-0, and Denmark, 5-3. The loss to Sweden, now coached by Sundhage, snapped a 43-match unbeaten streak for the Americans.
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November 9, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux and Kelli Stack each scored two goals Saturday, and the U.S. defeated Sweden, 8-1, to finish third in the Four Nations Cup women's hockey tournament at Lake Placid, N.Y. The U.S. got four assists from Megan Bozek in its final game of the tournament, which is considered a prime warmup event for the Olympics. Canada won the championship Saturday night by defeating Finland, 6-3. The U.S. opened the tournament with a rout of Sweden but lost to Canada, 4-2, and Finland, 3-1, in round-robin play before defeating Sweden again.
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April 10, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in turmoil. But when a team is that good, even the slightest stumble can have dramatic repercussions, as Tom Sermanni found out Sunday when he was fired as coach, after 15 months and two losses, by a national federation that thought he had the team headed in the wrong direction.
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August 2, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC will be well represented at next week's U.S. Women's Amateur golf championship. Sophomore Annie Park, the defending NCAA champion, is one of six Trojans players who will participate in the tournament at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., the school announced. Senior Sophia Popov, junior Doris Chen, sophomore Kyung Kim and incoming freshmen Gabriella Then and Karen Chung form the USC contingent. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., won the NCAA title in May at Athens, Ga. USC won the NCAA team title, finishing 21 strokes ahead of second-place Duke.
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June 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
Entering the final stretch at the U.S. Women's Open, Inbee Park looked ready to make golfing history. Park held a comfortable lead at 10-under through 12 holes on Sunday, poised to win her third consecutive major this season. No woman has done that since Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1950, and no woman has won the first three in a season when the schedule included four majors. "I mean, leading means that you played better than everybody else for three days and you're in the best position going into the final day, so I think you have an advantage over others," Park said heading into the final round.
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December 12, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
TORONTO - Five players scored goals as the U.S. women's hockey team defeated Canada, 5-1, on Thursday night in Calgary to end a three-game losing streak against their biggest rivals. Both teams are preparing for the Sochi Olympics, to be held in February. Canada is the defending Olympic champion. The teams faced off a few hours after Team Canada Coach Dan Church unexpectedly resigned for what were termed “personal reasons.” Team USA's first goal was scored on the power play by Alex Carpenter, daughter of former King Bobby Carpenter.
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April 6, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Tom Sermanni was fired Sunday as coach of the U.S. women's soccer team just seven months before the start of World Cup qualifying. Sermanni, who replaced Pia Sundhage 15 months ago, was relieved of his duties after a 2-0 win over China on Sunday in Colorado. Former UCLA Coach Jill Ellis will take over on an interim basis starting with Thursday's rematch with China in San Diego. Ellis, U.S. Soccer's director of development, coached seven games at the end of 2012, going 5-0-2. Sermanni, formerly coach of the Australian women's team, was 18-2-4 with the U.S. But the team struggled mightily in last month's prestigious Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal, finishing seventh after losing to Sweden, 1-0, and Denmark, 5-3. The loss to Sweden, now coached by Sundhage, snapped a 43-match unbeaten streak for the Americans.
HEALTH
March 28, 2014 | By Lily Dayton
Starting in her 30s, Barbara Schulties began suffering from debilitating headaches, which she describes as "someone taking a hot poker to my eye. " Besides excruciating head pain, the Santa Cruz resident lists a host of accompanying symptoms: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty focusing and hypersensitivity to light, noise and even wind on her face. "I can't spell," she says, describing a typical headache. "It's very hard for me to visualize words. " Like 12% of people in the U.S., and 1 out of 3 women over a lifetime, Schulties suffers from migraine disorder, an inherited condition that affects the regulation of nerve signals in the brain.
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February 21, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Canada will have the opportunity to defend the gold medal it won four years ago at Vancouver, a chance it earned Friday with a thoroughly sound defensive effort that stifled a fast and prolific U.S. team in the Sochi Olympic hockey semifinals. A second-period goal by Jamie Benn, who wasn't invited to Canada's Olympic orientation camp last summer but played his way onto the team, held up as the difference in a 1-0 victory by Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Benn redirected a pass from defenseman Jay Bouwmeester past a helpless Jonathan Quick and Benn's teammates protected the lead with discipline and energy.
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February 19, 2014 | By Chris Kuc
SOCHI, Russia - Before they take the ice for perhaps the biggest game of their lives, the United States women's hockey team will look at its motto posted in the dressing room. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are Team USA. We are team first. And then the players will likely utter another mantra: "Do it for Julie. " FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Playing in her fourth Winter Games, forward Julie Chu will skate in her third gold-medal game when the U.S. faces Canada on Thursday at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
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February 17, 2014 | By Chris Kuc
SOCHI, Russia - The players never once cast a glance beyond the task at hand. The United States women's hockey team stayed true to its vow to take each game as it came, including a 6-1 semifinal win over Sweden on Monday that was uglier than the final score indicated. What's next for the U.S.? Here's looking at you, Canada. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi As the whole world anticipated, including Olympic organizers who designed the tournament format to create this matchup, the U.S. will meet its neighbors to the North for the gold medal on Thursday.
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February 16, 2014 | By Chris Kuc
SOCHI, Russia - All of the talk during the United States' practice in advance of its women's hockey semifinal matchup was about Sweden, the U.S. team's opponent. It wasn't until the players stepped off the sheet and the team met reporters Sunday did the topic arise of facing you-know-who for you-know-what. "We're not looking straight to the gold-medal game," U.S. captain Meghan Duggan said. "We have a huge semifinal game against a great team and we'll worry about that one and then we'll go from there.
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June 29, 2013 | By David Wharton
The tweet from Michelle Wie says it all. The 23-year-old former phenom withdrew from the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday morning, citing illness. Wie was scheduled to finish the last hole of the fog-suspended second round at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Her premature departure might also have had something to do with the fact that, at 11 over par, she wasn't going to make the cut. There are no words to explain how disappointed I am in myself right now... - Michelle Wie (@themichellewie)
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott and John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Based on Jeff Carter's hat trick and Drew Doughty's game-opening goal in Canada's 6-0 Olympic victory over Austria on Friday, you'd never know the Kings are one of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams. Carter, who began Friday's game as Canada's 13th forward, and standout defenseman Doughty have managed to leave the Kings' offensive struggles behind in North America. Carter's hat trick was a natural one - three straight goals - and Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf increased the Southern California hockey presence by scoring a short-handed goal to help Canada improve to 2-0 in pool play.
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February 13, 2014 | By John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Lowell Bailey . had the best individual finish in U.S. biathlon history when he finished eighth in the men's 20-kilometer Thursday. Bailey missed only one of 20 shots but still finished almost 11/2 minutes behind the winner, Martin Fourcade of France. A temperature of 55 degrees made the course more difficult, causing skiers to adjust their technique, especially on the hills. It was the second gold of the Games for Fourcade, who won the 12.5-kilometer pursuit Monday.
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