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Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there because of concerns about former Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript nor make any reference to the tennis player's sexual assault allegation against a former Chinese government official. ...

Retired Ted Ligety finds path to Beijing Olympics as analyst

Dec. 01, 2021 19:20 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — If two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety gave even a moment of consideration to returning to ski racing less than a year after retiring, the persistent numbness in his left foot would deflect such thoughts. “Surprisingly enough, I feel pretty...

Chin, Korn, Brennan elected to Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Dec. 01, 2021 14:29 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time world bronze medalist Tiffany Chin, Miami (Ohio) University synchronized skating coach Vicki Korn, and two-time Olympic judge Lucy Joyce Brennan have been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Their inductions will take...

Giants, Cobb finalize $20M, 2-year deal with club option

Nov. 30, 2021 23:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and right-hander Alex Cobb agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract with a club option for 2024. The team announced the deal Tuesday for the 34-year-old pitcher, who was 8-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 18 starts for the Los Angeles...

Sam Mewis traded to Kansas City from North Carolina

Nov. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EST

The Kansas City Current have acquired midfielder Sam Mewis from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for defender Kiki Pickett and a first-round pick in the upcoming National Women's Soccer League draft. North Carolina also received the discovery rights to Malia...

China concerned about omicron effect on Beijing Winter Games

Nov. 30, 2021 06:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says the omicron variant of the coronavirus is a concern for organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics but it remains confident the games will be held as scheduled in February. The new variant is the latest challenge facing the games, which have...

Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns. Wilkinson, 39, replaces Mark Parsons, who stepped down at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season...

Sapporo says it can hold 2030 Olympics and also save money

Nov. 29, 2021 07:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The northern Japanese city of Sapporo became a frontrunner to land the 2030 Winter Olympics after the mayor talked up a plan Monday that he said would cut the costs of holding one of sports' most expensive events. Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said at a news...