Women's sports

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP, File)
February 09, 2019 - 1:58 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again. Doesn't matter if she's still banged up from a crash with a black eye, a sore rib — not to mention the pain in both of her knees that forced her to move up her retirement. "Whether I'm ready or not...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal reacts in the finish area after the men's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 09, 2019 - 11:53 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — If anyone had to beat Aksel Lund Svindal in his final race, he seemed just fine with it being Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud. After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms out and looked to the sky, Svindal was all smiles despite finishing a close second in...
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February 09, 2019 - 5:57 am
BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Second-round leader Kim Kaufman holed out from the bunker for birdie on the par-3 seventh hole which helped her take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA's Vic Open. The American otherwise had a forgettable third round with four bogeys and a double bogey...
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Light traffic passes by as a highway sign over Interstate 90 warns of expected snow later in the day Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2019 - 5:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8...
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Gold medalist Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates after winning the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)
February 08, 2019 - 6:04 pm
That already sizable gap between Chloe Kim and the rest of the world is growing even bigger. The 18-year-old Kim added a world championship to her overflowing collection of halfpipe titles, outdistancing second-place finisher Xuetong Cam of China by 9.5 points on a frigid afternoon in Park City,...
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Wendy Holdener speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 10:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:55 p.m. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland retained her Alpine combined title after beating Petra Vlhova by 0.03 seconds at the world championships. In fifth place after the downhill leg, Holdener lost time in the...
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In this March 24, 2010, photo, Thai Princess Ubolratana poses for a photo during her visit to promote Thailand's film industry at the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Filmart. Thai Raksa Chart party selected Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the princess as its nominee to serve as the next prime minister, upending tradition that the royal palace plays no public role in politics and upsetting all predictions about what may happen in the March election. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2019 - 7:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, the first child of Thailand's beloved late king, has always been a bit of a rebel, and on Friday she shook Thai society by becoming the first member of the royal family to enter party politics. It wasn't the first unexpected turn in a somewhat turbulent...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn meets journalists during a news conference at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 4:30 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday's Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday's downhill race, after which she will retire...
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Miami's India Banks, aura Cornelius and Kelsey Marshall, from left, celebrate the team's win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 07, 2019 - 10:07 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami students stormed the court when the final buzzer sounded, and above the resulting swarm stretched the long arms of Hurricanes players as they traded high-fives. The reason for the excitement Thursday: a 72-65 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame. Miami has...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander speaks about former sports doctor Larry Nassar in Lansing, Mich. Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is expected to question USA Gymnastics' chief financial officer during a creditors' meeting two months after the embattled sport organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 07, 2019 - 2:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first woman to publicly accuse sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is expected to question USA Gymnastics' chief financial officer in bankruptcy court. Attorney John Manly says Rachael Denhollander will question Scott Shollenbarger about the Indianapolis-based group's...
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