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Petra Vlhova tops Shiffrin for second consecutive slalom win

FLACHAU, Austria – After her rare second straight defeat in a women’s World Cup slalom on Tuesday, Mikaela Shiffrin admitted to lacking confidence. Not that she felt overly confident when she was...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

WNBA sets new eight-year labor deal, raises average salary

NEW YORK – The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australian Open qualifying begins as wildfires continue to rage

MELBOURNE, Australia – Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Top young US men’s players uncertain for Olympic soccer

CHICAGO – If the U.S. qualifies for this year’s Olympic men’s soccer tournament, it might decide that Christian Pulisic is better off remaining with Chelsea than going to Tokyo. “We might have the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Houston Astros fire AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow for sign stealing

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello

DENVER – The Denver Broncos are looking for their fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons after Vic Fangio changed his mind about keeping his coaching staff intact and fired Rich Scangarello on...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets get back on track with win over Clippers

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets put an ugly loss behind them with a statement win over a top-tier team. Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets withstood a big rally to beat the Los...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Packers hold off Seahawks to reach NFC title game

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have relied more on character and resilience than offense or defense this season, lagging well behind past editions in aesthetics. This...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kevin Love’s big night helps Cavs embarrass Nuggets

DENVER – Kevin Love had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Collin Sexton finished with 25 points and Tristan...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game

BALTIMORE – The Tennessee Titans fear no one. Not even the NFL’s best team. Why should they with Derrick Henry running — and even throwing — the ball, and a big-play defense making clutch stops...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Consistent Suter gets 1st World Cup win in foggy downhill

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria – Corinne Suter’s consistent year in downhill racing finally earned her a first World Cup win on Saturday. Suter defied poor visibility in a race twice delayed to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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