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Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom race to seal World Cup title

Another race won, another crystal trophy earned, another World Cup record written by Mikaela Shiffrin.


Dominic Thiem edges Roger Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title at the desert tournament in Indian Wells, …


Kyle Busch ties Richard Petty’s record with 200th career NASCAR win

Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty’s NASCAR record with his 200th career victory across the three national series Sunday by using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

Valtteri Bottas has rediscovered his joy of driving and it has had immediate success as he led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in a 1-2 finish at the season-opening Australian Grand …


Teen Bianca Andreescu upsets Agnelique Kerber to win Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.


Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship

Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a …


Players notes: Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic. McIlroy and his playing partners waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during …


Tiger Woods cards highest score ever at 17, makes cut at Players

Tiger Woods hit two balls in the water at the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass and carded a quadruple-bogey 7 in the second round at The Players Championship. It was …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood share lead at Players Championship

Rory McIlroy finishes eagle-birdie-par down the famed closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass for a 7-under 65 to tie Tommy Fleetwood for the lead going into the weekend at The …


Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G title but ‘never thought’ she could

Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her first globe in a speed event and 10th overall. Dominik Paris secured the men’s title by winning the season-ending race …


Milos Raonic ends lucky loser’s run at Indian Wells

Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic’s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open. Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals and improve to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Tommy Fleetwood, Keegan Bradley tied for lead at Players

A big finish for Tommy Fleetwood and a fast start for Keegan Bradley led each to a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the opening …


Santa Anita to ban medication, whips on race days

Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track. The move by …


Musher’s journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

As a young boy with a passion for sled dog racing, Pete Kaiser started out feeding the animals for a competitor before going on to win the Iditarod Trail Sled …


Lionel Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. After a 0-0 first-leg draw, Luis Suarez …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out

Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-16 tie on …


Man City routs Schalke 7-0, into Champions League quarters

A record-tying victory in the last 16 and a quarterfinal lineup lacking at least three of Europe’s top teams suggests this just might be Manchester City’s year in the Champions …


Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Simona Halep ousted at Indian Wells

It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic the biggest name ushered out in the desert. Unseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany …


Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first ever hat trick for Juventus as the Italian side fought back from a first-leg defeat to Atletico Madrid to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals …


MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in south Florida

Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in south Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.


Zinedine Zidane returns as Real Madrid coach

MADRID – Real Madrid picked one of its most successful figures to try to end one of its worst crises. Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Madrid, the club he …


French musher loses Iditarod lead when dogs quit

French musher Nicolas Petit looked like he was in solid control of the world’s most famous sled dog race and about to erase a year of doubts and second-guessing after …


English soccer fan sentenced to 14 weeks for punching player at game

BIRMINGHAM, England – A Birmingham supporter was sentenced to 14 weeks in jail Monday after admitting to assaulting Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish during a match between two of English …


English soccer field invasions see players punched, pushed

Concerns about security at English soccer games grew Sunday after incidents at Birmingham City and Arsenal resulted in two supporters arrested for leaping out of their seats and attacking players.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

US Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday at her home in …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Kirk Triplett wins for seventh time on Champions Tour

Kirk Triplett made a 12-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Woody Austin to win the Hoag Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Kyle Busch completes weekend sweep in Arizona desert

Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas.


Another race and another Penske victory with Josef Newgarden’s IndyCar win

Team Penske’s hot start to the motorsports season continued Sunday with a Josef Newgarden victory in the IndyCar season opener – the fourth win for a Penske car in seven …


MLS roundup: Reto Ziegler, Bryan Acosta score to help FC Dallas beat LA Galaxy 2-0

Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scored second-half goals and FC Dallas beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Fran Quinn opens 3-shot lead at Newport Beach

Fran Quinn birdied three of the final holes in breezy conditions for a 4-under 67 and a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic. Tied for the first-round …