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German bobsledder Francesco Friedrich gestures in the finish area the four-man bobsled race at the bobsled World Cup in Schoenau am Koenigsee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Friedrich wraps up 4-man bobsled season championship

Jan. 24, 2021 10:08 AM EST

KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Germany’s Francesco Friedrich clinched the four-man bobsled World Cup season championship Sunday, his third consecutive title in that event. Friedrich won Sunday’s four-man event in 1 minute, 37.45 seconds. He prevailed by 0.39 seconds over the Austrian sled piloted...

Summer Britcher of the United State celebrates after her 2nd run during a women's race at the Luge World Cup event in Innsbruck, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Andreas Schaad)

Austria wins doubles luge title, Britcher medals for US

Jan. 24, 2021 9:27 AM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller of Austria clinched the World Cup luge doubles overall championship Sunday, while Natalie Geisenberger of Germany moved even closer to what could be her eighth women’s season-long title. It also was a big day for USA Luge: Summer Britcher gave the...

FILE- In a Dec. 18, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Robert Gordon addresses the state in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 Gordon resigned his position. He made the announcement without explanation Friday, just hours after signing a revised order to allow restaurants to resume indoor dining on Feb. 1. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

Jan. 24, 2021 12:40 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued the mandate Saturday, with the school saying it follows the positive...

Baylor guard DiDi Richards, left, is guarded by Oklahoma guard Navaeh Tot, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

No. 9 Baylor women win again at home, 84-61 over Oklahoma

Jan. 23, 2021 10:55 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith, Moon Ursin and No. 9 Baylor are starting to get back in the groove. Smith scored 21 points, Ursin had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Lady Bears overwhelmed Oklahoma 84-61 on Saturday night, a week after the end of their national-best 61-game home...

Collier leads Texas over No. 24 Iowa State women 70-59

Jan. 23, 2021 8:28 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Charli Collier had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Texas pulled away in the third quarter and beat No. 24 Iowa State 70-59 on Saturday, snapping the Cyclones' four-game winning streak. Texas (11-3, 5-2 Big 12) has won three of four to end a two-game road losing streak that helped knock...

San Jose Sharks' Dylan Gambrell, right, tries to hold back Minnesota Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Sharks to open home schedule hosting in Arizona

Jan. 23, 2021 7:57 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San Jose Sharks will open their home schedule in the desert. The Sharks’ first two home games will be Feb. 1 and 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights at Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes. The Sharks held...

Jessica Korda with 60 moves within 2 shots of Danielle Kang

Jan. 23, 2021 6:08 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Kang played great, tying her career low with an 8-under 63 and protecting her lead Saturday in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Jessica Korda owned the day. A sizzling 28 on the back nine — 9-under par — at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club...

Connecticut guard Christyn Williams (13) shoots against Georgetown guard Milan Bolden-Morris (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

Nelson-Ododa leads No. 3 UConn over Georgetown 72-41

Jan. 23, 2021 5:46 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn sat leading scorer Paige Bueckers on Saturday to rest her injured ankle and the Huskies still won by 31 points. Olivia Nelson-Ododa scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 72-41 rout over an overmatched Georgetown team. Christyn Williams added...

Italy's Sofia Goggia celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.(AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

Goggia wins 4th straight World Cup downhill to match Vonn

Jan. 23, 2021 5:19 PM EST

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Sofia Goggia is dominating the World Cup downhill season like no woman since ski great Lindsey Vonn. Goggia won her fourth straight downhill on Saturday to tie a World Cup streak by Vonn in 2018. They are the only women to achieve the feat in the last 25...

US bobsleigh pilot Kaillie Humphries competes during the two women's monobob race in Koenigsee, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Humphries wins another monobob gold, leads 1-2 finish for US

Jan. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EST

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries got her second win in as many attempts in a monobob sled this season on Saturday, leading a gold-silver finish for USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Humphries had the fastest time in both heats and finished in 1 minute, 46.75 seconds. She was 0.62 seconds ahead of Elana...