Gut claims downhill in St. Moritz

Jan 25, 2015

Gut claims downhill in St. Moritz

Lara Gut of Switzerland profited from Lindsey Vonn’s bad luck to win a World Cup downhill on Saturday. In Vonn’s first start since setting the all-time World Cup wins record this week, her race unraveled when she hit a rut midway down the new ...

Vonn sets World Cup record

Jan 20, 2015

Vonn sets World Cup record

Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor — boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American eclipsed Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the ...

Vonn takes downhill for 62nd career World Cup win

Dec 21, 2014

Vonn takes downhill for 62nd career World Cup win

Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday’s downhill, the 30-year-old American now has the chance to ...

Qatar sports minister lashes out at World Cup critics

Nov 12, 2014

Qatar sports minister lashes out at World Cup critics

Qatar’s sports minister says the 2022 World Cup will set a benchmark of excellence that will be “almost impossible to beat” and promised in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that the Gulf nation will implement labor reforms in the next few months. ...

Jun 25, 2014

Japan's soccer fans despondent

Groggy fans reacted with sadness across Japan after an early-morning game saw the national team exit soccer’s World Cup tournament in a crushing 4-1 defeat.

Jun 21, 2014

Japan's English flavors the Cup

Yuichi Nishimura, the Japanese referee who made a controversial call in the opening match of the World Cup, should at least be commended for doing what few other Japanese dare to do.

Jun 17, 2014

Japanese falling victim to crime at Brazil World Cup

Takeshi Itai, a Japanese tourist attending the World Cup in Brazil, was visiting a slum, or favela, in the eastern region of Salvador when five men brandishing guns approached his taxi. Luckily for Itai, a 34-year-old from Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, the taxi was able ...