Vonn fractures arm in fall

Nov 12, 2016

Vonn fractures arm in fall

Battered once more by injury, Lindsey Vonn begins what has become an all-too-familiar cycle of recovery and rehab. The four-time overall World Cup champion broke her arm during a crash while training in Colorado. She said on Facebook the wipeout happened at Copper Mountain ...

Jun 10, 2016

Pele mementos big hit at auction

The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world soccer icon Pele ended in London on Thursday with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4 million ($5 million). The final day of the sale — held in London but under the banner of ...

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Jun 2, 2016

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Insisting “everyone needs money,” Pele took a lingering look at a lifetime of medals, trinkets and memorabilia that auctioneers hope will generate around $7 million. Everything from a replica of the World Cup — a 1970 gift from FIFA after winning the soccer showpiece ...

United falls to West Ham after bus attack

May 11, 2016

United falls to West Ham after bus attack

Manchester United’s hopes of Champions League soccer took a hit on Tuesday in a 3-2 defeat at West Ham that followed an attack on the visiting team’s bus as it arrived for the match. Objects were thrown as the bus reached the stadium for ...

May 4, 2016

World Cup winner Toni announces retirement

World Cup winner Luca Toni says he will retire after Sunday’s match against Serie A champion Juventus. The 38-year-old Hellas Verona striker says “this has been the worst year of my career. Maybe I wouldn’t stop if we had had a good season.” Verona ...

Mar 16, 2016

FIFA admits to World Cup hosting bribes, asks for money back

While acknowledging for the first time that votes were bought in past World Cup hosting contests, FIFA is seeking to claim “tens of millions of dollars” in bribe money seized by U.S. federal prosecutors. FIFA submitted a 22-page claim to the U.S. Attorney’s Office ...

Gut retakes World Cup lead as Vonn crashes out

Feb 20, 2016

Gut retakes World Cup lead as Vonn crashes out

Lindsey Vonn was incensed after losing her ski and the World Cup lead in a tricky downhill Friday, frustrated and fuming over her equipment “My ski came off,” she said, underlining her anger with an expletive. Swiss rival Lara Gut won and moved 13 ...

Jansrud edges Svindal to win super-combined

Jan 16, 2016

Jansrud edges Svindal to win super-combined

Norway keeps racing toward a historically successful World Cup season. Kjetil Jansrud edged teammate Aksel Lund Svindal to win a combined event that favored downhill racers on Friday, needing an acrobatic recovery to avoid a near wipeout in the final slalom section to win ...

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Jan 13, 2016

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Slovak skier Veronika Velez Zuzulova overcame snowfall and a softened course to end a three-year wait for her third World Cup win on Tuesday. Holding on to a commanding first-leg lead in a night slalom, Velez Zuzulova avoided risks in her final run, and ...

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Dec 5, 2015

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn caught an edge with her left ski and was certain she was crashing. Somehow, she recovered. The mistake hardly even slowed her down as the American standout was her dominant self on a hill that’s become like a second home. Vonn won ...