Women's sports

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 - 6:11 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Former Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg took a 0.19 second lead after the first run in the giant slalom at the world championships, with favorite Mikaela Shiffrin 0.44 adrift in fourth place...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Iowa forward Megan Gustafson poses for a photo during the NCAA college basketball team's media day, in Iowa City, Iowa. On Nov. 24, Iowa’s Megan Gustafson scored 16 points _ hitting all eight of her shots _ and grabbed eight rebounds in a narrow loss to Florida. It was arguably Gustafson’s worst game of the year. Gustafson’s prodigious production has increased this season, even though that seemed impossible after she led the nation in points per game and field goal percentage a year ago. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 6:10 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in Iowa's narrow loss to Florida State on Nov. 24. Statistically speaking, it was her worst game of the year. Gustafson's epic production has only increased during a second consecutive stellar...
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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 - 3:58 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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Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi pose for a photograph before a soccer match at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Feb.14, 2019. Al-Araibi was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain and has come to Canberra to shake hands with the prime minister and say thank you for his freedom. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 13, 2019 - 7:11 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell,...
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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn poses during the medal ceremony for the women's downhill race at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb.10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 2:26 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The post-Lindsey Vonn era begins with the men's Alpine combined at the skiing world championships. Vonn was scheduled to leave Sweden on Monday to begin a new chapter in her life — a day after winning a bronze medal in the downhill in the final race of her career. Her absence...
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United States' Danielle Collins reacts after a shot from Australia's Daria Gavrilova during their first-round Fed Cup tennis match in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France and Belarus. Romania made the last four for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-Camelia Begu and...
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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec, left, celebrates on the podium with third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn after winning the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 10, 2019 - 9:43 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Lindsey Vonn circus had rolled back into town, and that suited Ilka Stuhec just fine. All the talk at the world championships on Sunday — and indeed for the last few days — was whether Vonn could mark the last race of her career with a victory in the downhill. The spotlight,...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 10, 2019 - 8:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones? Whatever it was, the sound was a...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn smiles in the finish area after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 10, 2019 - 4:43 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Lindsey Vonn has won the bronze medal in downhill in the final race of her career. It's a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American's two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Are...
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