Women's sports

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 - 7:25 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday. The American clocked 1 minute, 36.48 seconds on the sun-drenched Olympia delle Tofane course for a 0.92-second advantage over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein...
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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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Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a backhand return to France's Richard Gasquet 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 - 7:07 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Roger Federer continued his career-long domination of Richard Gasquet, beating the Frenchman for the 17th time in 19 matches with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 third-round win at Melbourne Park. Gasquet has...
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January 20, 2018 - 6:31 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Raptors finally beat Spurs UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are 17-3 at home this season after beating the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in 25 months. Kyle Lowry scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors outlasted the Spurs 86-83. DeMar DeRozan had 21...
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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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January 20, 2018 - 3:02 am
GYMNASTICS LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman 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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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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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, Canada goalie Genevieve Lacasse (31) saves a shot by United States' Alex Carpenter (25) as Canada's Jocelyne Larocque (3) defends during the first period of a hockey game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada goaltender Shannon Szabados is going for her third gold and Lacasse won her first in 2014. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 20, 2018 - 2:40 am
Four years is a long time to wait for a second chance. For some, the chance for golden redemption has been much longer. The United States women's hockey team has not won Olympic gold since the sport was added to the games in 1998. The Americans have since watched their biggest rival — Canada — take...
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January 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's Kat Tudor had an easy explanation for her career-night against rival Oregon. "It was pure focus," she said. "I was focused this whole week. Just uber-focused." Rivalry games will do that. Tudor made seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 34 points,...
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January 20, 2018 - 2:10 am
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