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Mikaela Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory

A stunning slalom run from Mikaela Shiffrin saw her win the Alpine combined race Sunday to extend her advantage in the overall standings. Shiffrin was seventh after the super-G portion …


Kamil Stoch, Maciej Kot in double victory for Poland in windy Lillehammer

Kamil Stoch claimed his 16th win in the World Cup at Lillehammer on Sunday with compatriot Maciej Kot only 0.6 points behind to give Poland its first double victory.


Russia’s Sergei Ustyugov wins cross-country World Cup sprint race

Russian cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov won a World Cup sprint race on Sunday.


Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise. The Swiss ski star claimed a third career super-G victory at the Alberta …


Slovenia’s Domen Prevc wins ski jumping World Cup, now leads

Domen Prevc of Slovenia took the lead in the ski jumping World Cup standings with his second victory of the season on Sunday after a disappointing performance by Germany’s Severin …


Mathieu Faivre gets 1st career win in World Cup giant slalom

Mathieu Faivre led a fierce French challenge on first-run leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria to win a giant slalom on Sunday for his first World Cup victory.


Mikaela Shiffrin challenges her comfort zone

Mikaela Shiffrin earned 21 World Cup victories, two world championship titles, an Olympic gold medal and a pair of reindeer – that’s right, reindeer – by racing within her comfort …


Newsmakers: Neiman print of Ali stolen

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In Brief: Penguins celebrate championship, beat Capitals

NHL: Phil Kessel beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins began the defense of their Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the …


Lynx tie WNBA Finals at one game apiece

WNBA: Maya Moore had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx even the WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 79-60 victory over the Los Angeles …


Digest: 62-year-old Jay Haas takes Newport Beach lead

Golf: Jay Haas shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, putting him in position to become the second-oldest …


FIFA head Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

World Cup expansion plans got even bigger Monday, and the 2026 tournament could have 48 teams playing instead of 32. FIFA President Gianni Infantino outlined the idea that would see …


In Brief: Ward shines as No. 6 Houston rolls

Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Houston beat Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night …


In brief: Clemson dominates first half in victory over Georgia Tech

Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the way to a 26-7 victory Thursday …


In Brief: Chun in control at Evian Championship

South Korean In Gee Chun remains firmly on course for the second major of her career – and a possible golfing record – after posting a superb 6-under 65 in …


Digest: Kerber wins US Open for 2nd major title

Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final in New York, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line …


In Brief: Sock defeats Cilic, advances to 4th round

Before Jack Sock took on 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the third round, the 23-year-old American acknowledged that, as of a couple of years ago, simply making it …


Messi hurts hamstring, doubtful for Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers

Barcelona says that Lionel Messi has hurt his left hamstring and may not play in Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.


Newsmakers: Duke broadcaster Bob Harris retiring after 41st season

Longtime Duke radio broadcaster Bob Harris is retiring at the end of the men’s basketball season.


Del Bosque steps down as Spain’s soccer coach

Vicente Del Bosque says he is standing down after eight years in charge of Spain, having guided the team to World Cup and European titles.


FIFA says Sepp Blatter, top execs got $80 million over five years

FIFA has revealed that disgraced former officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded themselves raises and World Cup bonuses totaling $80 million over their last five years in …


In brief: U.S. soccer back on track for 2018 World Cup with win, LeBron-less Cavs fall

The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus, …


Americans look to Columbus to rediscover winning way

Some home support and self-evaluation could go a long way toward the United States getting some measure of redemption after its numbing loss at Guatemala on Friday night in a …


FIFA acknowledges World Cup hosting bribes, asks U.S. for cash

GENEVA – FIFA acknowledged Wednesday that past World Cups were awarded based on bribes, and the organization wants U.S. prosecutors to give it “tens of millions of dollars” seized from …


Lara Gut all but seals World Cup title with 3rd in combined

Lara Gut is surely now the overall World Cup champion after placing third in a combined event on Sunday, won by her Switzerland teammate Wendy Holdener.



Lindsey Vonn ends season early because of left knee injury

Lindsey Vonn’s ski season is over. The overall World Cup leader said Wednesday she was leaving the racing circuit early because her left knee injury was more serious than originally …


Lindsey Vonn injures left knee in crash at World Cup race

Lindsey Vonn sustained an unspecified left knee injury during a crash in a women’s World Cup super-G on Saturday while Federica Brignone of Italy took the win.


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.


Lara Gut wins Super-G World Cup race, Vonn 3rd

Lara Gut of Switzerland won her first Super-G race of the season on Sunday to cut into Lindsey Vonn’s overall World Cup lead.