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US loses to Czech Republic 1-0 in quarterfinals of men's hockey world championship

May. 23, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic eliminated the United States at the ice hockey world championship with a 1-0 win to reach the semifinals on Thursday. Boston Bruins forward Pavel Zacha scored a power-play goal in the second period and Anaheim Ducks goaltender Lukas Dostal stopped...

So Mi Lee shoots 66 to take lead in Mihuno Americas Open as Rose Zhang leaves with illness

May. 16, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — So Mi Lee shot a 6-under 66 after getting into the field less than two hours before her tee time and took a two-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the Mizuho Americas Open got off to a surprising start with the withdrawal of defending champion Rose Zhang...

Report: Welding at water slide caused huge fire in Sweden that killed one person

May. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A welding operation sparked a huge fire in February at a water park that was under construction at one of Sweden’s biggest amusement centers, causing the death of one person, a newspaper reported Wednesday. “When welding the water slide, a fire...

The Danish king and his Australian-born wife visit Norway and Europe’s oldest monarch

May. 14, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Europe’s oldest monarch, King Harald V of Norway, on Tuesday welcomed Denmark’s King Frederik and his Australian-born wife, Queen Mary, on their second official visit abroad after the Danish monarch’s mother abdicated this year. The 87-year-old...

Switzerland’s Nemo wins 68th Eurovision Song Contest after event roiled by protests over war in Gaza

May. 12, 2024 03:44 AM EDT

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Swiss singer Nemo won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing a nongender identity. Switzerland's contestant beat Croatian rocker Baby Lasagna to the title by winning...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '24: Capsules of 10 key players at Valhalla

May. 10, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

A capsule look at 10 key players going into the PGA Championship, which starts May 16 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Listed in predicted order of finish: SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER Age: 27. Country: United States. World ranking: 1. ...

The Eurovision Song Contest kicked off with pop and protests as the war in Gaza casts a shadow

May. 08, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Competition in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest kicked off Tuesday in Sweden, with the war in Gaza casting a shadow over the sequin-spangled pop extravaganza. Performers representing countries across Europe and beyond took the stage in the first of two...

Greg Norman and Phil Mickelson make for an interesting week on LIV Golf

May. 07, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

LIV Golf had another active week before and after Brooks Koepka won in Singapore for his first title of the year. Greg Norman, the CEO of the Saudi-funded league, had a couple of bold comments in an interview with Bloomberg that indicated LIV isn’t going anywhere. He...

Danish King Frederik and his Australian-born wife visit Sweden on their first official trip abroad

May. 06, 2024 05:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s King Frederik X arrived in Stockholm on Monday with his Australian-born wife Queen Mary, as they begin their first official visit abroad as new Danish monarchs. The 55-year-old Frederik was proclaimed king on Jan. 14 after his 83-year-old...

Organizers of Eurovision Song Contest ready to remove Palestinian flags or symbols

May. 02, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest said Thursday they reserve the right to remove any Palestinian flags and pro-Palestinian symbols at the show next week in Sweden. The announcement came amid heightened tensions surrounding Israel’s participation in the...