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UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

U.S. beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy

Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women’s world …


Simone Biles sets record by picking up 13th world gymnastics championship gold

Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Olympic champion Simone Biles fights through kidney stone at gymnastics world championships

A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion easily posted the top score during the early portions of qualifying at …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few to assist at U.S. national team’s minicamp

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Nathan Chen avenges his Olympic flop with world figure skating title

Nathan Chen completed six quadruples and bettered his Olympic free skate score to win the world figure skating title on Saturday.


Jamaica overcomes the hurdles, finally gets gold at World Championships

The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: “Jamming” by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold …


Swimming Triple Crown: Caeleb Dressel wins record 3 golds at worlds

Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming. After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming’s world championships, it’s time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.


Shiffrin cruises to third straight slalom world title

Mikaela Shiffrin was in a world of her own on Saturday, extending her unbeaten record in slalom gold medal events.


Wagner joins Chen, Bell on U.S. figure skating team for world championships

Ashley Wagner will have an opportunity to improve upon her silver medal at the world championships.


Gracie Gold in position to win first U.S. women’s world title in decade

Gracie Gold uttered the words “possible world champion,” then winced a bit.


Simone Biles earns record 10th world championship gold medal

The five medals Simone Biles spent the better part of a week so easily collecting at the world gymnastics championships will join the nine others she’s captured in a safe …


Japan’s Kohei Uchimura soars to 6th world gymnastics title

Japan’s Kohei Uchimura breezed to his record sixth world gymnastics championship title Friday, putting together a series of nearly flawless routines to continue his long run of dominance.


Gabby Douglas edges teammate Aly Raisman for spot world championship in all-around final

Though Raisman recovered with a solid beam routine, it wasn’t enough to overtake Gabby Douglas, leaving Raisman fifth overall but ineligible for the final as the third American finisher.


Bolt shows he’s ready for Rio Olympics

BEIJING – Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started. Was he healthy enough? Was he fit enough? Was he …


Early celebrations, different results

BEIJING – They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line. For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big deal. There was so much daylight …


U.S. first: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING – After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field’s marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the …


Americans Shani Davis, Heather Richardson win world speedskating titles

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands – American Shani Davis won his first major speedskating title in four years on Saturday, edging Pavel Kulizhnikov of Russia by 0.04 seconds to win the 1,000 meters …


Third time still charm

A remarkable final run slid Ted Ligety right into the record books. The American stormed back from a first-run deficit Friday in Beaver Creek, Colorado, to become the only man …


Hirscher avoids rut

Well behind after the downhill, Marcel Hirscher of Austria doubted he had much of a chance. He couldn’t have been more mistaken. Hirscher made up a staggering 3.16 seconds in …


U.S. star Lindsey Vonn favored on new, challenging world championship course

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Lindsey Vonn is treating the world championships in her hometown almost like her Olympics. You know, the ones she missed last February because of a knee …


Declaring his back healed, Bode Miller eager to race in world championships

Bode Miller says his surgically repaired back is healthy again and he’s ready to race at the world championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The six-time Olympic medalist hopes to compete …


Hirscher wins slalom gold medal on last day

SCHLADMING, Austria – Overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the men’s slalom title on the last day of the skiing world championships for his first individual gold at a …


U.S. steals show at world championships

SCHLADMING, Austria – Julia Mancuso got the ball rolling with an almost forgotten bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn had a season-ending crash. Ted Ligety followed with three …


‘The Herm’ meets ‘Term’

The Terminator joined the “Herminator” at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria. Austria-born Arnold Schwarzenegger and skiing great Hermann Maier (pictured) shared the stage Monday during a rain-drenched …


Americans hope to end gold medal drought in dance

The American women have more titles than a royal family. The men once held the world figure skating title for 12 straight years. Even the pairs have a couple of …


Skating officials now considering canceling worlds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Germany announced Sunday it will not send a team to next week’s world figure skating championships in Tokyo, and international skating officials were weighing whether to even …


Spokane rower wins world gold

A former Lewis and Clark High School athlete helped boost the U.S. Women’s 8 rowing team to the World Championship in New Zealand today.


Bolt gets gold, another record in 200 at worlds

Usain Bolt startled the world again. The Jamaican sprinting great captured the 200-meter gold medal in 19.19 seconds Thursday with yet another world record.