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Shiffrin excels in World Cup skiing opener for her 70th win

Oct. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — A friendly pat on the back from her rival Petra Vlhova and a long hug from boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the finish area were Mikaela Shiffrin's rewards for excelling in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin...

Spotlight on Florida's Mullen could dim or intensify vs UGA

Oct. 23, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — At best, Florida coach Dan Mullen is merely experiencing a down year. At worst, his team has plateaued and needs a leadership change. The reality is probably somewhere in between. Mullen has provided Florida with more downs...

W Series makes American debut at F1's US Grand Prix

Oct. 23, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Catherine Bond Muir has heard the critics complain that the W Series racing league she created wasn't boosting female drivers but segregating them from the best competition. Here is what she sees: Young drivers in aggressive, wheel-to-wheel racing,...

Mothers of 3 athletes who died of cardiac arrest fight back

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Jake West sent a text to his mom. The D-line wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings after football practice and he didn’t have enough money. Of course, Julie West thought. He’d probably bought two lunches that day or maybe chipped in to buy a buddy...

Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women's hockey game

Oct. 22, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Coach Troy Ryan could overlook how Canada’s women’s hockey team sagged in the second period in resuming its cross-border rivalry against the United States on Friday night. What mattered, is how his team responded with Emily Clark scoring twice...

Louisville, women's hoops coach agree to contract extension

Oct. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Louisville and women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz have agreed to a contract extension through 2028. Financial terms were not released. Walz’s previous deal was extended in 2018 through the 2024-25 season. Athletic director Vince...

'Equal chances': World Cup skiing has balanced schedule

Oct. 22, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing heads into its Olympic season this weekend with the first World Cup races of a 37-event schedule that looks more balanced than in previous years. Both the men’s and the women’s calendars include 18 speed races and 18 technical...

Otzelberger faces tall task bringing back magic to Cyclones

Oct. 22, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

The task of turning around Iowa State is personal to T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger is beginning his third stint in Ames, his first as head coach, after spending the last two years at UNLV. He was an assistant at Iowa State under Greg McDermott, Fred...

US Rowing accepts resignation of longtime men's coach Teti

Oct. 22, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime U.S. rowing coach Mike Teti, who has been criticized by some of his former athletes as being emotionally abusive and using physical intimidation, has resigned but immediately accepted a position funded by a large donor leading a new high-performance training...

US women tie South Korea 0-0, snap 22-match home win streak

Oct. 21, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team had its 22-match winning streak on home soil snapped Thursday night in a scoreless draw against a surprisingly resilient South Korean team. The Americans were one win away from matching the longest home streak in...