Stories by Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Mendoza earns spot in the both for baseball

Jessica Mendoza is now the most prominent woman calling national games for a major men's sport after being named as a regular on Sunday Night Baseball.
By Rachel Cohen

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

American Pharoah's Triple Crown is AP's top sports story

NEW YORK - American Pharoah's sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing's first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year Thursday in an ...
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Franklin trying to find her old form ahead of Rio Games

NEW YORK - It was all so simple throughout Missy Franklin's young career: work hard, and fast times and big wins will follow. Until they didn't.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Kenya's Stanley Biwott, Mary Keitany win at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK - Kenya's Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany have swept the titles at the New York City Marathon. Keitany became the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Deba is looking to win hometown New York City Marathon

NEW YORK - One of the world's best marathoners trains among the weekend warriors and high school cross-country teams in New York City's parks.
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

NFL tries streaming for the first time

The NFL is testing out some potential new revenue streaming a game from London on Sunday.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Players want to see Williams win Slam

The No. 2 women's tennis player in the world hopes Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium is taking on a new look

NEW YORK - U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year, until the retractable roof is completed.
By Rachel Cohen

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Walsh Jennings adjusts to injury as Rio qualifying looms

NEW YORK - The Olympics are a year away, and three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings no longer enjoys the luxury of time after separating her right shoulder again last month.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mexico captures seventh Gold Cup crown

PHILADELPHIA - Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory ...
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, July 24, 2015

Americans playing for pride

CHESTER, Pa. - Asked what winning the third-place game at the CONCACAF Gold Cup would mean, U.S. captain Michael Bradley paused for a moment, then said softly, "Not much."
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mexico, Panama prevail at Gold Cup quarterfinals

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andres Guardado scored on a penalty kick in the final minute of stoppage time in extra time to give Mexico a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup ...
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, July 3, 2015

Women, adults tuning in for Women's World Cup

Viewership is up big for this summer's Women's World Cup with a major assist coming simply from geography.
By Rachel Cohen

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brady awaits result of hearing

NEW YORK - After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bolt calls performance in 200 worst of his career

NEW YORK - The last time he competed in this stadium, Usain Bolt ran the fastest 100 meters in history. In his return seven years later, he had what he called the worst 200 of his career.
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bolt back at site of first world record

On Saturday, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt returns to Randall's Island, east of upper Manhattan, where he set his first world record May 31, 2008,
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cuban wrestlers hope Times Square matches open more doors

NEW YORK - Invited to take part in an exhibition against the U.S. in Times Square, top Cuban wrestlers quickly received approval from their government to make the trip.
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NFL hires first fulltime female official

NEW YORK - Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.
By Rachel Cohen

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stanford wins NIT

NEW YORK - Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Stanford won the second NIT title of his career, edging Miami 66-64.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Centrowitz wins Wanamaker Mile

NEW YORK -- Matthew Centrowitz won his second Wanamaker Mile title at the Millrose Games, holding off Nick Willis by .11 seconds Saturday.
By Rachel Cohen
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