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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Americans Jacobellis, Dierdorff team for snowboardcross win

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Retirement party: Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal to say goodbye at worlds

For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and …


Sebastian Lletget leads U.S. to 2nd straight win under Gregg Berhalter

Sebastian Lletget scored and assisted in his first game back at Avaya Stadium since the injury, leading the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 in an exhibition Saturday that made …


Mikaela Shiffrin takes World Cup slalom for personal-best 13th win

Mikaela Shiffrin won the last women’s World Cup slalom before the world championships on Saturday for her personal-best 13th victory of the season.


Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for 4-shot lead at Phoenix Open

Rickie Fowler had eight birdies in a 7-under 64 on Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to take a four-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the final round.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Rickie Fowler closes with 4 straight birdies to lead Phoenix Open

Rickie Fowler closed with four straight birdies for a 6-under 65, taking a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas into the weekend at the Phoenix Open. Fowler’s birdie run started at …


Her knees ‘broken beyond repair,’ Lindsey Vonn retiring after worlds

Lindsey Vonn says she will retire from ski racing after this month’s world championships in Sweden.


Harold Varner III hears the roars on No. 16, shares first-round Phoenix Open lead

Harold Varner snaked in a long birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale on Thursday, capping off a 7-under 64 to tie Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Seattle NWSL team relocates to Tacoma, adds investors

The Seattle Reign FC is relocating to Tacoma in time to play the 2019 season in a new home. The relocation is part of a larger partnership between the NWSL …


Doug Ferguson: Justin Rose, Adam Scott hit $50M milestone together

Justin Rose won at Torrey Pines. Adam Scott challenged him to the final hole. And thanks to that 1-2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, both surpassed $50 million in …


Golf notes: Be it age or injury, Tiger Woods now begins year at a slower pace

Tiger Woods wrapped up his week at Torrey Pines with a 67 to tie for 20th and said it was good to shake off some rust and see what needs …


3-time major champion Andy Murray says he had hip operation

Andy Murray says he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted. The three-time major champion posted a message on Instagram saying he had the operation in London. …


Golf roundup: Rose wins at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau rolls in Dubai

Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance …


Novak Djokovic routs Rafael Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

In a breathtakingly mistake-free performance that yielded a remarkably lopsided result, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic overwhelmed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win a record seventh Australian Open …


City of Light wins $9 million Pegasus World Cup

Going into retirement with an absolute flourish, City of Light ran away from Accelerate and every other challenger down the stretch and rolled to a 5


Justin Rose settles for 3-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Justin Rose tracked the flight of his 3-wood until he saw it splash into the pond guarding the 18th green at Torrey Pines. He walked a few steps and pulled …


Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking

Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title by edging Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4. The victory …


Alysa Liu takes women’s title at nationals at age 13

Alysa Liu became the youngest person to win an individual title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show with two triple axels and taking the title more than …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Justin Rose builds 3-shot lead at Torrey as Tiger Woods stalls

Justin Rose wanted a tougher test on the South course at Torrey Pines and passed it with ease Friday for a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead going …


No. 1 Novak Djokovic to face No. 2 Rafael Nadal for Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic moved closer to a record seventh Australian Open title by beating No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 with a nearly perfect performance in the semifinals. Now No. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Jon Rahm opens with 62 at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods grinds out a 70

Jon Rahm began with an eagle and kept going lower until he had a 10-under 62 on the North Course at Torrey Pines for a one-shot lead over Justin Rose …


Larry Ellison’s new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water

The new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts will leap from concept to reality next month when six souped-up catamarans hit …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Naomi Osaka vs. Petra Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open final by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 with the help of 15 aces. Osaka will face Petra Kvitova for the title, and the …


Landon Donovan signs with MASL’s San Diego Sockers

Former U.S. national team and MLS star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement again, this time to play for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League.


Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue back in Michigan to defend U.S. title

For Madison Hubbell and her family, this week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships are a title defense, a homecoming and a winter sports party all rolled into one. Hubbell and Zach …


Tiger Woods returns to Torrey Pines to face strong field, strong course

Rory McIlroy had a week to remember his first trip to San Diego. He carried Northern Ireland’s flag during the opening ceremony of the Junior World Championship and later had …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

English roundup: Man City completes 10-0 aggregate win in League Cup semis

Manchester City completed the formalities of its one-sided English League Cup semifinal against third-tier Burton Albion by winning the second leg 1-0 on Wednesday for a 10-0 victory on aggregate. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Neymar faces anxious wait to determine extent of foot injury

Neymar limped off with a recurrence of a right-foot injury during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 French Cup win against Strasbourg to cast doubt whether he will face Manchester United in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Chelsea signs Gonzalo Higuain on loan in bid to fix scoring problems

Gonzalo Higuain has joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season, reuniting the Argentina striker with coach Maurizio Sarri. The 31-year-old Higuain scored 36 goals in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

Lindsey Vonn ‘hopeful’ she can ski again despite ailing knees

Lindsey Vonn isn’t quite done yet. The most successful female World Cup skier in history says she remains “hopeful” that she can fix her ailing knees and race again.