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EU's commission vice-president to run for Slovak president

Jan. 18, 2019 7:37 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic says he is ready to run for the post of Slovakia's president in the forthcoming presidential election. The 52-year-old Sefcovic is considered one of the favorites in the March 16 vote for the largely ceremonial post. Sefcovic...

Shiffrin finally conquers elusive Kronplatz giant slalom

Jan. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even a podium finish — had eluded her on the steep Erta slope at the...

Rory Sabbatini now playing for Slovakia

Jan. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Rory Sabbatini has been playing the Sony Open the last 20 years, and this one was different before he hit a shot. Start with the flag stitched onto his golf bag. And when he stepped to the first tee Thursday, he heard words never uttered on the PGA Tour. "From Bratislava, Slovakia, Rory...

Vlhova wins slalom to deny Shiffrin 8th straight victory

Jan. 8, 2019 5:02 PM EST

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova of Slovakia won a women's World Cup night slalom Tuesday, denying Mikaela Shiffrin a record-equaling eighth consecutive win in the discipline. Racing in dense snowfall, Vlhova was third after the opening run but posted the fastest second-run time. Vlhova fell on her...

American Shiffrin gets personal best 7th straight slalom win

Jan. 5, 2019 1:27 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In the rhythmic style of a dancer, Mikaela Shiffrin approached yet another record on Saturday. The American skier dominated the first women's World Cup slalom of 2019 to match her personal best winning streak in the discipline with seven straight victories. Rivals were awed by her...

Canada, Sweden fall in world junior quarterfinals

Jan. 3, 2019 1:11 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada and Sweden tumbled out of the world junior hockey title chase in stunning quarterfinal collapses, while the United States and Russia advanced to the semifinals Wednesday night. Canada fell 2-1 to Finland in overtime after giving up the tying goal in the final...

US beats Finland 4-1 in world junior hockey

Jan. 1, 2019 2:56 AM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The Americans finished second in Group B behind...

Russia beats Switzerland 7-4 in world junior hockey

Dec. 31, 2018 1:13 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kirill Slepets broke a tie short-handed early in the third period and Russia added three more goals to beat Switzerland 7-4 on Sunday night in the world junior hockey championship. Russia kept pace with Canada at 3-0 in round-robin play, setting up a showdown Monday night...

Sweden beats US 5-4 in OT, spoiling Americans' comeback

Dec. 30, 2018 3:02 AM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Adam Boqvist scored at 3:51 of overtime to give Sweden a 5-4 victory over the United States on Saturday night in the world junior hockey championship after Ryan Phoehling scored twice in the final 37 seconds to force the extra period. Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Mikey...

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup slalom

Dec. 29, 2018 10:58 AM EST

SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup. In the last race of 2018, the American added her 36th...