Olympics

6:35 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — As the cameras flashed in front of the medal-winners in U.S. men’s figure skating, one photographer had a request: “Ilia, for one, look happy.” At that, Ilia Malinin chuckled and obliged with a grin, then quickly returned to the close-lipped smile he’d been wearing since he
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6:05 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Madison Chock and Evan Bates successfully defended their ice dancing title Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, scoring 137.85 in the free dance for a top-place total score of 229.75. The recently engaged couple has medaled at nationals in every season since 2013. That’s 11
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Jan 28, 2023 Associated Press SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated a slalom Saturday for her 85th career victory to move within one of the World Cup record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1980s. She can match Stenmark in another slalom Sunday. Shiffrin had shared the women’s record
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12:04 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Graceful, gutsy and seemingly unfazed by the bright lights, 15-year-old Isabeau Levito decided to go for it in her free skate while reminding herself once more to just stay calm. The teen star needed a near-flawless free skate to capture gold at the U.S. Figure Skating
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6:42 AM ET Associated Press SAN JUAN, Argentina — Three-time world champion Peter Sagan will ride a farewell season of World Tour road races and then target the mountain bike event at the 2024 Paris Olympics before retiring. The Slovak rider announced his plans late Thursday, his 33rd birthday, at a race in Argentina. He
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6:42 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — They held their on-ice embrace a little longer this time, kneeling in an end pose moments after a near-flawless short program. Overwhelming favorite and reigning world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier scored a personal-best 81.96 on Thursday for a commanding lead in the first day
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2:02 PM ET Associated Press GENEVA — The IOC made clear Wednesday it wants Russians to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics as neutral athletes, in defiance of Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s call to exclude them entirely. Citing a “unifying mission” during a time of war, the International Olympic Committee said no athlete should face
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8:41 AM ET Associated Press SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won a record 83rd World Cup race Tuesday. Shiffrin’s giant slalom victory broke a tie on the women’s career list with former American teammate Lindsey Vonn. Vonn retired four years ago when injuries cut her career short. “I don’t think
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6:31 AM ET Associated Press CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of a record 83rd World Cup win will move on to the next stop on the circuit. Shiffrin finished seventh in a super-G on Sunday, 0.62 seconds behind race winner Ragnhild Mowinckel, to mark the third straight event in Cortina this
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6:15 AM ET Associated Press CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of a record-breaking 83rd World Cup victory is still on hold. Shiffrin finished seventh, 0.39 seconds behind Slovenian winner Ilka Stuhec in a downhill Saturday on the course that will be used for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics. Shiffrin therefore remained tied
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Jan 20, 2023 Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps’ longtime coach, and Carol Capitani were announced Friday as head coaches of the U.S. swimming team for this summer’s world championship in Fukuoka, Japan. Bowman will lead the men’s team. Capitani, the women’s head coach at Texas, will head the women’s squad,
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Jan 20, 2023 Associated Press KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Vincent Kriechmayr won Austria’s most storied World Cup race Friday to give the ski-mad nation a reason to celebrate in its otherwise disappointing season so far. Kriechmayr won the first of two downhills on the classic Streif course and remained the only Austrian skier, male or female,
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5:58 AM ET Associated Press CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of a record-breaking 83rd World Cup victory will go on for at least another day. Shiffrin finished fourth, half a second behind race winner Sofia Goggia, in a downhill Friday on the course that will be used for the 2026 Milan-Cortina
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12:03 PM ET Associated Press The Belarusian track coach who tried to force a sprinter to return home from the Tokyo Olympics after she was critical of the team has been charged with breaching the sport’s integrity standards. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees disciplinary actions in track and field, announced the charges against Yury
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8:16 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Southern California will name the field at the university’s track stadium after Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix. Such honors are usually reserved for major donors. Felix graduated from USC in 2008 with a degree in elementary education. She grew up in Los Angeles and used to walk
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