Women's sports

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, left, and his brother, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Curry brothers are returning to their hometown of Charlotte, N.C, for the NBA All-Star weekend. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout on Saturday night at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
February 15, 2019 - 7:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 8:35 p.m. NBA executive Monty McCutchen has a less-than-surprising confession. Travels get missed. McCutchen, the former referee who moved to the league office last season and now helps oversee the officiating program,...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova bites her gold medal of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 3:44 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 8:11 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Former Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg took a 0.19 second lead after the first run in the giant slalom at the world championships, with favorite Mikaela Shiffrin 0.44 adrift in fourth place...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Iowa forward Megan Gustafson poses for a photo during the NCAA college basketball team's media day, in Iowa City, Iowa. On Nov. 24, Iowa’s Megan Gustafson scored 16 points _ hitting all eight of her shots _ and grabbed eight rebounds in a narrow loss to Florida. It was arguably Gustafson’s worst game of the year. Gustafson’s prodigious production has increased this season, even though that seemed impossible after she led the nation in points per game and field goal percentage a year ago. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:10 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in Iowa's narrow loss to Florida State on Nov. 24. Statistically speaking, it was her worst game of the year. Gustafson's epic production has only increased during a second consecutive stellar...
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Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi pose for a photograph before a soccer match at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Feb.14, 2019. Al-Araibi was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain and has come to Canberra to shake hands with the prime minister and say thank you for his freedom. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 13, 2019 - 6:32 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain came to the Australian capital on Thursday to thank the prime minister for his freedom. Hakeem al-Araibi flew to Canberra on Wednesday, only a day after arriving...
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, gold medal, celebrates during the flower ceremony after the women Super-G race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 11:19 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport. And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of an all-time great. "...
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France's Alexis Pinturault speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — With the Alpine combined possibly getting axed from major skiing championships, Alexis Pinturault had one final chance to assert his long-time dominance of the event. He didn't waste it. The French skier produced the second-fastest slalom leg to rise from 24th place after the...
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Baylor center Kalani Brown, right, scores over TCU center Jordan Moore, left, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 89-71. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)
February 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South Dakota has been on the rise since moving up to Division I in 2008. Now the Coyotes can add an appearance in The Associated Press women's basketball poll to their achievements. Riding a nine-game winning streak, coach Dawn Plitzuweit's team entered the AP Top 25 at No. 25 on...
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United States' Ryan Cochran Siegle speeds down the course during the downhill portion of the men's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb.11, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 8:04 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. With Lindsey Vonn retired and Mikaela Shiffrin resting up for her final races, the U.S. Ski Team will not enter a squad in Tuesday's team event. U.S. Alpine director Jesse Hunt says in a statement to The...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn poses during the medal ceremony for the women's downhill race at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb.10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 4:26 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The post-Lindsey Vonn era begins with the men's Alpine combined at the skiing world championships. Vonn was scheduled to leave Sweden on Monday to begin a new chapter in her life — a day after winning a bronze medal in the downhill in the final race of her career. Her absence...
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