• Pairs competition wide open at figure skating worlds
    The Associated Press35 minutes ago

    Pairs competition wide open at figure skating worlds

    The pain Alexa Scimeca Knierim felt in her abdomen was excruciating, the vomiting and sleepless nights that it produced draining, and figure skating was the farthest thing from her mind. Now, they're getting ready to step back into the spotlight at the world championships.

  • Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

    Less than three years after the most humiliating loss in its proud football history, a resurgent Brazil has become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. With a convincing 3-0 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday and results going its way elsewhere in South American qualifying, the Brazilians

  • USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott
    The Associated Press4 hours ago

    USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott

    USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three

  • Figure skating - Is there a downside to quad-fest?
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Figure skating - Is there a downside to quad-fest?

    By Pritha Sarkar HELSINKI (Reuters) - When Evan Lysacek struck gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics without attempting a single quadruple jump, men's figure skating was at a crossroads. Not only Nathan but future skaters to come." Since the inception of the accumulative scoring system in 2004