Women's sports

Austria's Marcel Hirscher shows the gold and silver medals of the men's slalom and giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 17, 2019 - 8:38 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:30 p.m. Marcel Hirscher says he has likely skied in his last world championships and could even decide to retire at the end of this season. The Austrian says he will compete in 10 more races this season and then...
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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 - 2:00 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 - 1:52 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 - 6:09 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 speeds down the course on her way to win the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 16, 2019 - 9:32 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin is not interested in taking over Lindsey Vonn's fight to race against men. After her slalom win, Shiffrin was told Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark said he thought she could beat a few of the...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 16, 2019 - 4:02 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Skiing through sickness, three-time defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin put herself in the ideal attacking position following the first run of the slalom at the world championships on Saturday. Shiffrin stood third, 0.15 seconds behind leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. Anna...
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U.S. Team's Kyle Kuzma, of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the MVP trophy after the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game between the World Team and the U.S. Team, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The U.S. Team won 161-144. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 15, 2019 - 8:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They'...
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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 - 7:59 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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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during 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 - 10:11 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin's careful planning didn't pay off in the giant slalom at the world championships as the American had to settle for a bronze medal behind winner Petra Vlhova of Slovakia. Vlhova, who is emerging as Shiffrin's big rival, finished 0.14 seconds ahead of Viktoria...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Karrie Webb, of Australia, watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during a practice round for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Lake Zurich, Ill. Webb's bid for a sixth Women's Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, leaving her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Wei-Ling Hsu. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:03 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Karrie Webb's bid for a sixth Women's Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange, leaving her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Wei-Ling Hsu. English player Ewart Shadoff had a bogey-free 65 in calm morning weather Thursday,...
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