Brazil's athletes are trying to catch up in time for 2016 Games

...archery World Cup at age 16.There is hope the women's handball team can repeat its triumph from two years ago in the world championship, and there are huge expectations about Brazil's soccer teams <0x2014> with Neymar and Marta likely...

Michael Phelps announces plans for 2016 Olympics

...aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won't swim in the world championships this summer.Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. The 29-year-old...

UConn's Stewart nears goal of 4 national titles

...medals for USA Basketball. She was the only collegiate player on the national team this past fall that a won the world championship in Turkey. She put that gold medal alongside the one's she already won leading the U16, U17, U18, U19 teams...

North Augusta High School Robotics Team has strong showing at regional competition

...Challenge Super-Regional Championship in San Antonio, Texas on March 10, vying for a chance to advance to the world championship. The event lasted four days.Robots performed in both remote control and autonomous modes, and each team competed...

Latest globe is special for Lindsey Vonn

...34 points with the slalom and giant slalom races still to come.Cook won silver in the super-G last month at the world championships, and had earned a first World Cup podium with a third-place finish in the discipline two weeks ago in Kvitfjell...


...Cherrelle Garrett, of the United States, held a comfortable lead after the first two women's bobsled heats at the world championships on Thursday.Meyers Taylor and Garrett have a shot to become the first U.S. women's team to win a world...

Jean-Baptiste Grange rallies to win slalom event in Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Jean-Baptiste Grange, of France, won the slalom title Sunday at the world championships after first-run leader Marcel Hirscher, of Austria, straddled a gate in deteriorating conditions.Trailing by 0.88 seconds...

American teen Mikaela Shiffrin repeats in women's slalom

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin defended her slalom title at the world championships Saturday with a strong burst near the end of a choppy course.Shiffrin finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.48 seconds...

Ted Ligety makes world championships history

...back from a first-run deficit Friday to become the only man to win three consecutive giant slalom titles at the world championships.Behind Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 0.24 seconds after the morning run, Ligety found speed down the course...

Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

CHICAGO - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.