Women's sports

United State's Sofia Kenin returns a shot to Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their first-round Fed Cup tennis match in Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 09, 2019 - 3:28 pm
France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday. Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 09, 2019 - 2:34 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — What the world of skiing and beyond said about Lindsey Vonn, who is retiring from skiing after the downhill at the worlds championships on Sunday: ___ Bode Miller, retired U.S. skier "There are so many different ways to measure the best of all time and she basically checks every...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP, File)
February 09, 2019 - 12:58 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again. Doesn't matter if she's still banged up from a crash with a black eye, a sore rib — not to mention the pain in both of her knees that forced her to move up her retirement. "Whether I'm ready or not...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal reacts in the finish area after the men's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 09, 2019 - 10:53 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — If anyone had to beat Aksel Lund Svindal in his final race, he seemed just fine with it being Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud. After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms out and looked to the sky, Svindal was all smiles despite finishing a close second in...
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February 09, 2019 - 4:57 am
BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Second-round leader Kim Kaufman holed out from the bunker for birdie on the par-3 seventh hole which helped her take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA's Vic Open. The American otherwise had a forgettable third round with four bogeys and a double bogey...
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Light traffic passes by as a highway sign over Interstate 90 warns of expected snow later in the day Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2019 - 4:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8...
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Wendy Holdener speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 9:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:55 p.m. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland retained her Alpine combined title after beating Petra Vlhova by 0.03 seconds at the world championships. In fifth place after the downhill leg, Holdener lost time in the...
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In this March 24, 2010, photo, Thai Princess Ubolratana poses for a photo during her visit to promote Thailand's film industry at the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Filmart. Thai Raksa Chart party selected Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the princess as its nominee to serve as the next prime minister, upending tradition that the royal palace plays no public role in politics and upsetting all predictions about what may happen in the March election. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2019 - 6:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, the first child of Thailand's beloved late king, has always been a bit of a rebel, and on Friday she shook Thai society by becoming the first member of the royal family to enter party politics. It wasn't the first unexpected turn in a somewhat turbulent...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn meets journalists during a news conference at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 3:30 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday's Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday's downhill race, after which she will retire...
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Miami's India Banks, aura Cornelius and Kelsey Marshall, from left, celebrate the team's win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 07, 2019 - 9:07 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami students stormed the court when the final buzzer sounded, and above the resulting swarm stretched the long arms of Hurricanes players as they traded high-fives. The reason for the excitement Thursday: a 72-65 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame. Miami has...
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