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Dominik Paris wins super-G for back-to-back victories in Bormio

Italy’s Dominik Paris makes it two World Cup victories in two days on home snow by winning a super-G by the slimmest of margins on Saturday. Paris beat Olympic champion …

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin has become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup by winning the last race of 2018. The American built on a …

Petra Vlhova wins 1st World Cup GS, 1st-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin 5th

Petra Vlhova became the first Slovakian winner of a women’s World Cup giant slalom on Friday, benefiting from first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin’s uncharacteristic second run which saw the Olympic champion …

Slovenia’s Klemen Kosi airlifted off downhill course after crash

Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital with suspected facial trauma after crashing in a World Cup downhill.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Serena Williams voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable …

UMBC’s win over Virginia was biggest surprise of 2018

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County had no chance. Not against mighty Virginia, certainly not against history.

Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached sports world with Nassar scandal

#MeToo movement reached sports world in 2018 with Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal, which reverberated well beyond locker rooms and gyms

Dutch player, coach Frank de Boer takes over Atlanta United

Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as the coach at …

Rick Pitino finally gets another coaching job – with a Greek EuroLeague team

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has agreed to become the new coach of Greek professional team Panathinaikos.

Michael Bradley on Gregg Berhalter’s 1st roster, Brad Guzan, Jozy Altidore left off

U.S. captain Michael Bradley was called for the team’s first training camp under coach Gregg Berhalter. But goalkeeper Brad Guzan and Jozy Altidore were omitted from a 27-man roster picked …

MLS expansion team in Cincinnati to open March 2 at Seattle

Expansion Cincinnati will play its first Major League Soccer match on March 2 at Seattle, then faces Portland for its home opener at Nippert Stadium on March 17.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Manchester United sacks manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer’s biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the …

Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt …

US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month

Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team’s head coach.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

Canelo Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA …

Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

Glance at the final standings in the group stage and it seems to be business as usual in this season’s Champions League. It is true that there seems to be …

Columbus Crew’s Zach Steffen to join Manchester City next summer

American goalkeeper Zack Steffen will transfer to Manchester City from the Columbus Crew in July.

Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

MADRID – Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River …

Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup parallel slalom event

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup event for the third time in eight days, beating Petra Vlhova in the head-to-head final of parallel slalom on Sunday. …

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ‘95

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champion. Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

U.S. draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

The defending champion United States is grouped with Sweden again for the Women’s World Cup next summer in France. The top-ranked Americans are in the same group with the Swedes …

Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win away from a championship. Atlanta hasn’t won a major professional championship since the Braves captured the 1995 World …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan named U.S. Player of the Year

Alex Morgan has been named U.S. Soccer’s Player of the Year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games and helping it earn …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Major championships return to Texas with PGA of America move

The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area with two golf courses that will bring major championship golf back to Texas. The …

Golf notes: Bubba Watson wants to be at Presidents Cup as an assistant

Bubba Watson ends the year at No. 12 in the Presidents Cup standings, and his mission is to be at Royal Melbourne one year from now.

Doug Ferguson: Why it was special for Jon Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger Woods

Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn’t make Jon Rahm’s year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no …

Deontay Wilder keeps heavyweight title, fights Tyson Fury to split draw

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split draw Saturday night, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice. Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury …

Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm tied for lead in the Bahamas

Jon Rahm hardly missed a shot and found golf easy Friday on his way to a 9-under 63, giving him a share of the lead with Henrik Stenson going into …

The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

When Deontay Wilder steps into the Staples Center ring to defend his WBC title against Britain’s Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) on Saturday night, he finally has the right opponent …

Timbers beat Sporting KC 3-2 to earn MLS Cup trip

Diego Valeri scored a pair of goals, including one in stoppage time, and Portland beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Thursday night to advance to MLS Cup for the second …