Women's sports

Austria's Marcel Hirscher gets to the finish area after completing the men's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same? Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a...
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Austria's Marcel Hirscher gets to the finish area after completing the men's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 17, 2019 - 4:52 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same? Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The 68th All-Star game will be played Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 16, 2019 - 9:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he'...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin shows her gold medal of the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 16, 2019 - 1:38 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't breathe. She felt like she was suffocating. She had no energy, and self-doubt had set in. Then came some words of encouragement from her coaches: "The reality is you have to push for 60 seconds. Everything else doesn't matter. Just 60 seconds." They were...
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Gold medal's winner United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, right, and silver medallist Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson talk during the medals ceremony for the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 16, 2019 - 12:52 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin was joined by her Swedish good luck charm again during her slalom victory. Shiffrin called Emma Lundell, a young cross-country skier who she met in 2012 on the day of her first career World...
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U.S. Team's Kyle Kuzma, of the Los Angeles Lakers heads to the hoop for a dunk against the World Team during the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 15, 2019 - 10:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:29 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Destanni Henderson scored 14 points and No. 11 South Carolina pulled away from Georgia late to take a 65-57 victory on Thursday night. Doniyah Cliney scored 10 of 12 points in the second half and Alexis Jennings finished with 11 for the Gamecocks (18-6, 10-1), who were coming...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova bites her gold medal of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles after finishing third in the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 1:23 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin says it is "awesome" to win bronze in the giant slalom for her sixth medal at a world championships. After winning the super-G on the opening day of competition, the 23-year-old...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, shows her gold medal of the women's super-G, flanked by silver medallist Italy's Sofia Goggia, left, and bronze medal's Switzerland's Corinne Suter, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 14, 2019 - 6:58 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Wind and rain could affect the women's giant slalom at the world championships. The first run is slated to start at 2:15 p.m. (1315 GMT) and the second run at 5:45 p.m. (1645 GMT). Amid unseasonably warm weather in the Swedish resort of Are, it was raining on the course 90...
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