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ARE, Sweden | The ski king is back: Hirscher takes big lead in slalom

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher swept into the finish area and wagged his finger triumphantly in front of the camera. The message was clear: The ski king is back. The Austrian produced an emphatic response to relinquishing his giant slalom title two days earlier at the world championships by taking a 0.56-second lead after … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The ski king is back: Hirscher takes big lead in slalom

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Hirscher leads by 0.56 seconds in slalom

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on skiing world championships (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Marcel Hirscher took a 0.56-second lead in the slalom at the world championships in a brilliant response to missing out on gold in the giant slalom two days ago. Only Alexis Pinturault of France was within a second of Hirscher, … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Hirscher leads by 0.56 seconds in slalom

ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds end

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on skiing world championships (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Austria, a storied Alpine skiing nation, needs Hirscher to deliver in the final event to avoid finishing the world championships without a gold medal for the first time since Crans Montana, Switzerland, in 1987. The women’s team has already finished … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | The Latest: Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds end

ARE, Sweden | Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds draw to close

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same? Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a cold he picked up midway … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds draw to close

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will be … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston’s Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City‘s Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O’Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn’s Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State’s Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown. Say this for All-Star Saturday … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky | No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and No. 5 Kentucky upset No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Volunteers’ 19-game winning streak. The Wildcats used a 25-7 surge over a little more than seven minutes for a 62-38 lead, providing a cushion that withstood the Volunteers’ … Continue reading LEXINGTON, Ky | No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: OKC’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo is the NBA’s slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O’Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York’s Dennis Smith Jr. … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: OKC’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest