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Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as US Ski & Snowboard CEO

Sep. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as president and CEO on Monday, replacing Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt was most recently CEO of the World Surf League and has held executive positions at the NBA, WTA, PGA European Tour, Rugby...

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together. “We’ve been building this...

At NBA media days, COVID and vaccines remain dominant topics

Sep. 27, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway. And Brooklyn guard Kyrie...

The Latest: Kidd looks at Mavs' Doncic as 'a young Picasso'

Sep. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times EDT) ___ 3:30 p.m. New Dallas coach Jason Kidd is already thinking of ways to tell Luka Doncic he has help on the roster. Kidd told reporters during his media...

Irving asks for privacy about vaccine, availability for Nets

Sep. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets' media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy Monday when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games. On a bizarre day in which comedian David Letterman was present but Irving wasn't, the All-Star...

Vandersloot leads balanced Sky past Lynx 89-76

Sep. 26, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced offense with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday night. Chicago opens the best-of-five...

Taurasi, Griner lead Mercury past Storm 85-80 in OT

Sep. 26, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Diana Taurasi scored six points in overtime as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-80 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday. Taurasi, a game-time...

Suns' Booker will miss start of camp due to health protocols

Sep. 26, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the start of training camp after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The Suns said Sunday that the two-time All-Star won't participate in Monday's media day. The team said it would have no...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Clemson falls during frenetic afternoon

Sep. 26, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

For about 45 minutes late Saturday afternoon, college football was on overload. North Carolina State went from agony to ecstasy against No. 9 Clemson. Baylor stopped a 2-point conversion to upset No. 14 Iowa State. No. 16 Arkansas finished off No. 7 Texas A&M to claim...

Stewart out for playoff game against Mercury

Sep. 25, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart will not play in Sunday’s WNBA second-round playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury. Stewart injured a foot on Sept. 7 in a win over Washington when she came up hobbling after boxing out a Mystics player. The...