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All current US champions to compete at Skate America

Oct. 17, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

For the season following an Olympics, when the world's best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist Nathan Chen, U.S....

APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

Oct. 17, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women's Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective. "One league is inevitable," Rylan wrote in an email to The...

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL's trend toward diversity

Oct. 17, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With a laugh, Kim Pegula's competitive nature kicked in when the subject of the Toronto Maple Leafs hiring Hayley Wickenheiser was broached. Impressed as the Sabres president was by the gender-breaking move in August, Pegula's first reaction was wondering how Buffalo's cross-border...

First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families

Oct. 17, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in regulation and...

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Oct. 17, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled...

Davies takes 2-shot lead into final round of Senior LPGA

Oct. 16, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Laura Davies recovered from a pair of early bogeys Tuesday for a 2-under 70 that gave her a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Senior LPGA Championship as she goes for a second senior major. In slightly warmer weather on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, the...

US and North American rival Canada meet in qualifying final

Oct. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — In truly Canadian fashion, Diana Matheson used the metric system to describe the heated soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States. "You're talking about two teams that want to beat each other and aren't going to give up — I'm not going to say an inch, I'm going to make...

Moos: Compliance issue prompts Nebraska gym coach to retire

Oct. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Nebraska women's gymnastics coach Dan Kendig decided to retire Tuesday after he and athletic director Bill Moos met to discuss possible NCAA compliance issues in the program. Moos said the decision was not tied to any issue involving student-athlete welfare. Kendig didn't...

IAAF delays testosterone rules until Semenya case verdict

Oct. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — The governing body of track and field will not apply rules to limit natural testosterone levels in female runners until the Court of Arbitration for Sport concludes an appeal case brought by Olympic champion Caster Semenya. The IAAF said Tuesday it agreed to postpone the intended Nov. 1 start...

Mississippi State picked to win SEC women's basketball title

Oct. 16, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference women's basketball champions this season. The Bulldogs made it to the national championship game last season. Mississippi State 6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan is the lopsided favorite to win SEC player of the...