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Bassino gets 1st win in World Cup giant slalom; Shiffrin 3rd

Nov. 30, 2019 4:15 PM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt (AP) — Victory eluded Mikaela Shiffrin once again in a World Cup giant slalom at Killington, edged into third place by an Italian 1-2 led by Marta Bassino on Saturday. Bassino sealed a first career World Cup win by retaining her first-run lead to beat Federica Brignone by 0.26 seconds....

Ladies European Tour approves joint venture with LPGA

Nov. 26, 2019 8:02 PM EST

The Ladies European Tour approved a plan to partner with the LPGA Tour with hopes of expanding the women’s game in Europe and beyond. The tours keep their identities in the 50-50 joint venture. Players from the LET will not have immediate access to the LPGA Tour, although LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan...

From Beirut to Hong Kong, protests evoke global frustration

Oct. 26, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — In Hong Kong, it was a complicated extradition dispute involving a murder suspect. In Beirut, it was a proposed tax on the popular WhatsApp messenger service. In Chile, it was a 4-cent hike in subway fares. Recent weeks have seen mass protests and clashes erupt in far-flung places triggered...

Correction: Chile-Protests story

Oct. 24, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 story about protests in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the president was rescinding a 92% rise in electricity rates scheduled to take effect next month. It was a 9.2% rise in electricity rates. A corrected version of the story is below: Death...

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

Oct. 24, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia's is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires,...

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...