Women's sports

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as she arrives for a visit. Lindsey Vonn is planning to “take on the world” after retiring from skiing after the world championships in Sweden. That is set to include becoming a businesswoman, getting into the movie industry _ both behind and in front of the camera _ and becoming a mother. She says one of the reasons she is calling an end to her sports career now is so she doesn’t damage her body even more, to the extent that she wouldn’t be able to go skiing with her own children.2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:03 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. "Next goal, take on the world," Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who'd put it past her? — when discussing what the...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn arrives at the finish area after crashing during the women's super G during the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 07, 2019 - 7:59 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The red marks around her puffed-up right eye made Lindsey Vonn look like a roughed-up boxer. And that was nothing next to the purple-colored bruises and scrapes on U.S. teammate Laurenne Ross' backside. All from one day's work as a downhill skier. "Downhill is not a healthy sport...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut competes during a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 06, 2019 - 9:01 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4 p.m. Lindsey Vonn was all smiles as she showed off the shiner she got in her crash at the world championships. In pictures Vonn published on her social media accounts Wednesday, the American skier had a...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has decided to skip the upcoming WNBA season. Moore announced Tuesday on The Players' Tribune website that she'll sit out in 2019. She already took the fall and winter off from international competition. The five-time first-team All-WNBA honoree has...
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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova leaves the Regional Court in Brno after giving a testimony during a trial with a man who is suspected of attacking her on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The burglar wounded Kvitova's hand with a knife and robbed her in her flat in Prostejov, 230 kilometres (143 miles) South East od Prague, in December 2016. (Vaclav Salek/CTK via AP) ** SLOVAKIA OUT **
February 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates at the end of the women's super G during the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 05, 2019 - 7:34 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The celebratory smile on Mikaela Shiffrin's face quickly turned to a look of serious concern for American teammate Lindsey Vonn. Seconds after Shiffrin completed her winning run in the super-G at the skiing world championships Tuesday, Vonn was involved in a nasty crash. Vonn...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn comes down the slope after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 05, 2019 - 6:33 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn has crashed in the super-G at the world championships, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. Last week, the all-time leader in women's World Cup wins...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, wearing a tape to protect his face from the cold, celebrates after taking the gold medal in the Men's Downhill at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 05, 2019 - 5:40 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Maybe some apprehension, too. "Saying it out loud is really scary," the 36-year-old Norwegian said of his impending retirement after 17 years of World Cup...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, ice and snow blanket a restaurant close to the start of the courses of the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 03, 2019 - 4:09 am
Alexandra Coletti, a veteran of more than 200 World Cup races, once came dangerously close to losing the big toe on her right foot to frostbite. Ivica Kostelic burned skin off of his face while hurtling down the frigid downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta, at minus-35 degrees Celsius (minus-30...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Maribor, Slovenia, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2019 - 9:45 am
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — After celebrating her personal-best 13th World Cup victory of the season and 56th overall, Mikaela Shiffrin spoke out Saturday against critics suggesting her wins and records are turning women's ski racing into a "boring" sport. "This year there have been a lot of...
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