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Golf – Ryu projected to become world number one after Arkansas win

Golf – Ryu projected to become world number one after Arkansas win

Published 26/06/2017

(The Sports Xchange) - Ryu So-Yeon of South Korea shot a two-under-par 69 to win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday at Rogers, Arkansas.R

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Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win

Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Aug 27, 2016- Calgary, Alberta, CAN- Brooke Henderson drives off the fourth tee box during the third round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by...

Canadian Brooke Henderson tamed strong winds to break out of a logjam and surge to a two-stroke victory at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday.

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Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

Published 08/06/2017

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 7, 2017 Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova celebrates after winning her quarter final match against France's Caroline Garcia Reuters / Benoit Tessier

If a place in the French Open final were not a big enough prize, the world number one spot will also be at stake when third-ranked Karolina Pliskova meets number four Simona Halep at Roland Garros on Thursday.

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What does a CEO look like? New female `Foundation 500` list challenges stereotypes

What does a CEO look like? New female `Foundation 500` list challenges stereotypes

Published 08/06/2017

H&M Foundation Global Manager Diana Amini poses with portraits of women on its Foundation 500 list of female entrepreneurs in emerging markets in Stockholm, Sweden, June 2, 2017. Picture taken June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Anna Ringstrom

From a Peruvian trout farm manager to the head of an Indonesian meatball company, a list of 500 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets was launched on Thursday to challenge the stereotype of a typical company boss and inspire women globally.

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Why women are better investors: study

Why women are better investors: study

Published 07/06/2017

A woman walks on Broad St. past the New York Stock Exchange during the morning commute April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

When it comes to industries, Wall Street is about as male-dominated as they come. So many people just assume that men are better investors.

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Azarenka handed Mallorca Open wildcard

Azarenka handed Mallorca Open wildcard

Published 25/05/2017

FILE PHOTO - Apr 2, 2016- Key Biscayne, FL, USA- Victoria Azarenka celebrates after her match against Svetlana Kuznetsova (not pictured) in the women's singles final of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Azarenka won 6-3, 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA...

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has been handed a wildcard into next month's Mallorca Open as she gears up for a return to Wimbledon following the birth of her son last year.

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Golf: Thompson brought to tears discussing `nightmare` LPGA penalty

Golf: Thompson brought to tears discussing `nightmare` LPGA penalty

Published 26/04/2017

April 2, 2017- Rancho Mirage, CA, USA- Lexi Thompson reacts after a missed chance for eagle putt on the eighteenth green during the final round of the ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills CC - Dinah Shore Tournament Cou. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA...

An unrepentant Lexi Thompson again broke down in tears while discussing the controversial penalty that upended her title bid at the year's first major three weeks ago and has since led to an expedited rule change.

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Sharapova marks comeback from ban with win over Vinci

Sharapova marks comeback from ban with win over Vinci

Published 26/04/2017

Tennis - WTA Stuttgart Tennis Grand Prix - Maria Sharapova of Russia v Roberta Vinci of Italy - Stuttgart, Germany - 26/4/17. Maria Sharapova of Russia in action. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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Muguruza confirmed to play at Birmingham grasscourt event

Muguruza confirmed to play at Birmingham grasscourt event

Published 25/04/2017

Mar 27, 2017- Miami, FL, USA- Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits a forehand against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (not pictured) on day seven of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Wozniacki won 7-6(1), 0-0 (ret.). Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza will prepare for this year's Championships on the Birmingham grass courts after confirming she has entered June's Aegon Classic on Tuesday.

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Europe becomes a new destination for American women soccer stars

Europe becomes a new destination for American women soccer stars

Published 24/04/2017

November 13, 2016- Carson, CA, USA- USA forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against Romania defender Teodora Meluta (15) during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

For years it was assumed that if professional women's club soccer was to truly take off it would be the United States that would provide the home for an elite competition.

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