World Cup Headlines

  • Mikaela Shiffrin wins as Lindsey Vonn fails to finish last Cortina race

    For several seasons, Mikaela Shiffrin has been replacing Lindsey Vonn as the top racer on the U.S. Ski Team - and the overall World Cup leader. The succession might have been completed Sunday, when Shiffrin won a super-G in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, and Vonn announced it might have been her final race on the circuit after failing to finish. "You can make what you want of it," Shiffrin said. "Because I won it and it's her last race, I don't necessarily think there's some incredible connection on...

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  • Friedrich wins his 8th World Cup bobsled race of season

    Francesco Friedrich continued his dominant World Cup bobsled season with another four-man victory on Sunday. The German star and his team of Martin Grothkopp, Alexander Schueller and Thorsten Margis finished

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  • U.S. women’s soccer team’s unbeaten run ends at 28

    LE HAVRE, France - The U.S. women's national soccer team's 28-game unbeaten streak ended Saturday, but the world's No. 1-ranked team is looking at the bigger picture: Defending their World Cup title. Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France beat the U.S. 3-1 in a friendly that served as a warm-up for both teams before the Women's World Cup in France begins in June. The Americans had been 25-0-3 since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017. "I'm not worried," U.S. coach Jill Ellis said. "We know who...

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  • After hip replacement, Julia Mancuso encourages Lindsey Vonn, Andy Murray

    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist from Squaw Valley, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Now, it's Vonn who is skiing through pain as she approaches the end of her career - with so little cartilage left in both of her knees that it's virtually "bone on bone," as she says. "I don't think...

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  • Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse – history shows they can change with the city

    Among the current strategies involving arenas, says Alessandro Melis, two seem to be having particular success: the stadium as an urban hub, and as a power plant

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  • Soccer: Kazakhstan turn to ex-Czech Republic coach Bilek to replace Stoilov

    Kazakhstan have hired Czech Michal Bilek as their new coach to replace Bulgarian Stanimir Stoilov, who left the post by mutual consent on Thursday, the country's Football Association (KFF) said on Saturday.

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  • Germany rallies for women’s World Cup bobsled win

    Stephanie Schneider of Germany rallied in the second heat to win a World Cup women's bobsled race Saturday, her second victory of the season. Schneider and Ann-Christin Strack finished their

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  • Soccer: Australia women's coach Stajcic sacked five months before World Cup

    Australia's preparations for the Women's World Cup have been rocked with the sacking of coach Alen Stajcic, with Football Federation Australia (FFA) announcing his departure on Saturday.

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  • Germany rallies for women’s World Cup bobsled win

    Stephanie Schneider of Germany rallied in the second heat to win a World Cup women's bobsled race Saturday, her second victory of the season. Schneider and Ann-Christin Strack finished their

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  • Soccer: Premier League to take legal action over pirate channel

    England's Premier League has appointed legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against illegal pirate channel "beoutQ".

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  • Mediapro says awarded Qatar World Cup broadcasting rights by FIFA

    Spain's multimedia group Mediapro said on Friday the world football governing body FIFA awarded it the broadcasting rights for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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  • Mediapro says awarded Qatar World Cup broadcasting rights by FIFA

    Spain's multimedia group Mediapro said on Friday the world football governing body FIFA awarded it the broadcasting rights for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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  • Dukurs, Flock win World Cup skeleton races and Euro titles

    Martins Dukurs of Latvia was the men's winner and Janine Flock of Austria was the women's winner in World Cup skeleton racing on Friday. It was the first win of

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  • Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar -...

    Most soccer associations in the world back increasing the size of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams from 32, with some matches to be played in neighbouring countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

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  • Soccer: Players face career or conscience dilemma over Qatar World Cup

    A tour to World Cup 2022 host Qatar by the Nordic football associations has forced players to confront both their consciences and their career ambitions, and it is turning out to be a tough choice.

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  • Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian

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  • NHL, NHLPA abandon hope of a World Cup in September 2020

    The NHL and NHL Players' Association have given up on the possibility of staging the next World Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will continue collective bargaining talks. The

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  • Soccer: Slovenian Stojanovic set to become Latvia coach-sources

    Former Slovenia boss Slavisa Stojanovic is set to take over as Latvia coach before the start of their European Championship qualifying campaign, sources close to the process told Reuters on Wednesday.

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  • MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

    After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin, Texas, and Major League Soccer became a match. The league formally welcomed Austin as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party Tuesday, full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a "perfect fit." MLS said Austin will begin play in the 2021 season. "We think of us being a league for a new America," Garber said. "Austin is diverse. It has enormous energy. It has people who really believe in the...

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  • Mikaela Shiffrin finally conquers elusive Kronplatz giant slalom

    SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy - Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory - or even a podium finish - had eluded her on the steep Erta slope at the Kronplatz resort. So she came to San Vigilio over the Christmas holiday and did some free skiing on the Erta. The attention to detail paid off. She won the World Cup giant slalom here on Tuesday and banished poor...

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  • Maria Sharapova wins first-round match at Australian Open

    Maria Sharapova got out of the heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 on Monday in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Sharapova, who wore an ice collar during breaks to help stay cool, was making her 15th appearance at the season-opening major. The only break point Sharapova faced was when she double-faulted in the fifth game of the second set. Dart, who described Sharapova as her idol before the...

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  • Alpine skiing: Another Hirscher double as records keep tumbling

    Marcel Hirscher enjoyed another stellar weekend in his pursuit of ski racing landmarks as he completed a victorious double in Adelboden, Switzerland on Sunday that pushed him ever closer to an eighth straight overall World Cup triumph.

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  • Germany extends bobsled World Cup winning streak

    Germany is still unbeaten in World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday. Lochner led after the first heat and

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  • Latvia gets its first World Cup luge victory

    Latvia won a World Cup luge gold medal for the first time Sunday, prevailing in the team relay. This was the 27th time that Latvia has hosted a World Cup

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