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Second placed Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, left, congratulates winner Petra Vlhova of Slovakia at the end of of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom race at the Levi ski resort in Kittila, Finnish Lapland, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

Vlhova keeps winning run going as Shiffrin slowly returns

Nov. 22, 2020 9:54 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — With Mikaela Shiffrin working her way back onto the World Cup circuit after 10 months away, Petra Vlhova has kept their joined winning streak in slaloms going once again on Sunday. While Shiffrin placed fifth, Vlhova held off a challenge from Michelle Gisin to clinch her second win in...

FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Deiveson Figueiredo, right, knees Alexandre Pantoja during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta. The UFC is hoping to stoke interest in its men's flyweight division with the main-event matchup of Brazilian champion Deiveson Figueiredo and American contender Alex Perez at UFC 255, Saturday night in Las Vegas. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Figueiredo, Shevchenko defend flyweight belts at UFC 255

Nov. 22, 2020 2:53 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not so long ago, the UFC men's flyweight division was so thin and so boring that Dana White considered dropping the whole weight class. A brilliant Brazilian champion nicknamed the “God of War” has changed everything for the smallest men on the UFC roster. Deiveson Figueiredo...

Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, center, flanked by second placed Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, left, and third placed Katharina Liensberger of Austria, celebrates after winning the alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

'Proud' Shiffrin comes runner-up to Vlhova in comeback race

Nov. 21, 2020 12:45 PM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin, racing for the first time since January, settled for second place behind Petra Vlhova in a World Cup slalom on Saturday but still “felt a lot of happiness” to finally get back in the start gate. “I enjoy a second place more than I did ever...

Shiffrin to start 1st in comeback ski race after 10 months

Nov. 20, 2020 1:22 PM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Ending her 10 month break from racing, Mikaela Shiffrin is set to go first in the World Cup slalom on Saturday, while the Sweden team has gone into quarantine and will miss both races this weekend. According to the official start list released by FIS on Friday, Shiffrin was given No. 1...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles on the podium after winning the alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria. A year that turned Mikaela Shiffrin’s world upside-down has left the American standout wondering how much time she has left in ski racing. The double Olympic and three-time overall World Cup champion is questioning how long all the traveling will still be worth it.  (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)

After long break, Shiffrin grateful just to be racing again

Nov. 19, 2020 2:33 PM EST

Set for a return to ski racing after 300 days away, Mikaela Shiffrin is looking for the answer to a question she has been asking herself since March. How will it feel to compete again? “Hopefully it is a positive experience. And I don’t mean, ‘hopefully I win,’ but hopefully it is a...

Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

The Latest: Lions put Jalen Elliott on reserve/COVID-19 list

Nov. 5, 2020 10:23 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have put safety Jalen Elliott on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for players who either test positive or have been in close contact with an infected person. Detroit also put linebacker Jarrad Davis and...

Montana woman dies in skiing accident in Bridger Mountains

Nov. 4, 2020 1:29 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman died of injuries suffered in a backcountry skiing accident in the Bridger Mountains north of Bozeman, Gallatin County officials said. Caroline Lupori of Bozeman and another woman hiked in to ski an area called “The Great One” on Tuesday, the sheriff's...

High school winter sports will start on time, MHSAA says

Oct. 23, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school winter sports will start on time in November. Face coverings are required for athletes practicing and competing in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, the Michigan High School Athletic Association said Friday. They are not required for...

Group launches fundraiser to save university hockey team

Oct. 21, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Supporters have started a fundraising drive to save the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team. Save Seawolf Hockey, the group behind the fundraiser, has until February to bring in $3 million to prevent the University of Alaska Board of Regents from eliminating the program, The...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, a sign reminds skiers and snowboarders to practice social distancing while wearing a face covering in lift lines at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in Keystone, Colo. Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The state released guidance Monday, Oct. 19, after gathering feedback from resorts and county health officials. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Health officials weigh in on navigating safe ski season

Oct. 20, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The Colorado Department of Public Health &...