Women's sports

January 20, 2018 - 10:41 am
The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world. "My parents were, like, 'Oh my gosh, you touched Kelly Clark's jacket,'" Kim said of that day, nearly 10 years ago, in the lift line at Mammoth...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn gets to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 20, 2018 - 9:19 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — It's exactly what Lindsey Vonn was hoping for — a dominant victory one month before she goes for gold at the Olympics. Vonn amped up her preparations for the Pyeongchang Games by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin Saturday while Italian rival Sofia Goggia...
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A South Korean army soldier stands guard behind a poster showing the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic mascot at the Unification Observation post in Goseong, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 20, 2018 - 7:19 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says 22 North Korean athletes will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month and both Korean teams will march together in the opening ceremony. IOC President Thomas Bach says the North Koreans will compete in five sports disciplines, including a unified...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber hits a backhand return to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 20, 2018 - 7:09 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was expected to be the match of the round. Angelique Kerber ensured it never became a contest. The 2016 Australian Open winner routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in the third-round match on Saturday night, meaning she'll be the only Grand Slam champion in the fourth...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States' Lauren Davis in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 20, 2018 - 6:18 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep joked she was "almost dead" after her 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 win over Lauren Davis in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday, a grueling 3-hour, 45-minute match that featured a countless energy-sapping rallies and a remarkable 38 break points. But what...
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Syracuse forward Digna Strautmane (45) grabs a rebound against Mississippi State guard Victoria Vivians during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mississippi State won 76-65. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 20, 2018 - 2:44 am
It's been almost two years since Syracuse lost to powerful Connecticut in the women's national championship game, and coach Quentin Hillsman is trying to recapture some of the magic that produced a program-record 30 victories in that breakthrough season. Fielding one of the more inexperienced teams...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:27 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kat Tudor made seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 34 points, and No. 18 Oregon State snapped No. 7 Oregon's nine-game winning streak with an 85-79 overtime victory Friday night. Marie Gulich added 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Beavers (14-4, 5-2 Pac-12), who...
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Former Olympians Aly Raisman, left, and Jordyn Wieber sit in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 6:38 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the women and girls...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a forehand return to Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 19, 2018 - 8:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open. Nadal reached the fourth round in Australia for the 11th time with the 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win, and...
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United States' Julia Mancuso is celebrated by members of the US ski team at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan.19, 2018. Four-time Olympic medalist Mancuso announced she will retire from skiing after a goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday.(AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 19, 2018 - 7:13 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso retired from skiing after an emotional goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday. The 33-year-old Mancuso came down the Olympia delle Tofane course casually in a Wonder Woman suit with a red cape tied around her neck. "I felt...
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