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Skier-snowboarder Ledecka upset with worlds schedules

Dec. 18, 2018 11:54 AM EST

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season. That's because the schedule won't allow it, and she's not happy about it. The parallel giant...

From broken to bronze: Sweeney overcomes major luge crash

Dec. 2, 2018 10:30 AM EST

Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck. She was battered and broken. That didn't matter this weekend. Barely nine months removed from fracturing...

Swiss racer Feuz wins World Cup downhill at Beaver Creek

Nov. 30, 2018 5:57 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Beat Feuz has no doubt why he wound up on top — the downhill race was moved from the top. Given the weather conditions, organizers elected to start the race from a reserve spot lower on the hill. Advantage: Feuz. Feuz found the ideal line through difficult...

Ligety healthy, back on track after injury-filled seasons

Nov. 27, 2018 3:16 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — His face showed little expression as he glided his way down the hill. This was serious business — no laughing, smiling or crying. With his two-time Olympic gold medalist father holding on, 17-month-old Jax Ligety took his first trek down the slope a few months ago. The...

Italy's Brignone wins giant slalom in Vermont; Shiffrin 4th

Nov. 24, 2018 4:41 PM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Three months ago, Federica Brignone of Italy was on crutches after hurting her left knee in a training crash. It didn't take her long to get back up to speed. Brignone won a giant slalom for her ninth career World Cup victory Saturday, with Mikaela Shiffrin taking fourth as the...

Restart: US bobsled, skeleton, luge teams have new look

Nov. 20, 2018 11:04 AM EST

A season of change for the three U.S. international sliding programs has arrived. It's an every-four-year reset. The cycle never seems to differ much: In the season that follows an Olympics, the faces inside the helmets donned by the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams always change. The rule is holding true...

Investigation launched into abuse claims by "Garlic Girls"

Nov. 14, 2018 2:44 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their stirring run to an Olympic curling silver medal have alleged they were verbally abused by a South Korean official and subjected to unreasonable orders from coaches. South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday announced a...

Canadian goalie Szabados takes move to NWHL in stride

Nov. 10, 2018 11:42 AM EST

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Shannon Szabados is used to facing shots in men's leagues this time of year. Now, the veteran goaltender is perfectly happy competing in the Four Nations Cup and for Buffalo in the women's pro league. "I loved my time playing men's hockey," Szabados...

Struggling LA Kings fire head coach Stevens, hire Desjardins

Nov. 4, 2018 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge. Willie Desjardins will be the Kings' interim head coach for the rest of the regular season, general manager Rob Blake said. Los Angeles also fired assistant coach Don...

Koreas to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games

Nov. 2, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Friday agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics as they continued with reconciliation efforts. Korean sports officials after meeting at the North Korean border town of Kaesong also...