Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

...summer as the team marched through the Little League tournament. Their odyssey ended with a loss to South Korea in the world championship game in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.For days, Chicago was enthralled by the story, in large part because...


...Winter SportsAmerican claims freestyle crownIn Kreischberg, Austria, American freestyle skier Kyle Smaine won the world championship in halfpipe, while Virginie Faivre successfully defended the women's title Thursday.It's the first major...

Austrian team off to slow start in downhill

...criticism by greats Stephan Eberharter and Michael Walchhofer in the Austrian media, and with six weeks left before the world championship downhill in Beaver Creek, the team wants to get back on track in the final downhill of 2014 ? at Santa Caterina...

Mikaela Shiffrin can tie teen record in slalom

...comforting for me."Shiffrin dominated the women's slalom in the past two seasons, winning Olympic gold and the world championship as well as nine World Cups. In giant slalom, she earned her first win in a tie with Anna Fenninger in the season-opening...

American skiier Lindsey Vonn back atop podium

...able to capitalize on home ice a little bit better," said Hamlin, the reigning Olympic bronze medalist who won the world championship on her Lake Placid home ice in 2009. "My runs weren't perfect. I had a couple mistakes that were kind of...

US women capture second consecutive world gold medal

...Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans lost...

Defending champion Connecticut is No. 1 in preseason poll

...player of the Final Four. She was the only college player on the U.S. national team that won a gold medal at the world championship earlier this month.South Carolina was second in the poll ? it's best ranking since Jan. 3, 1982. The Gamecocks...

US women's team routs France in world championship

...couldn't stop them," said Sandrine Gruda, who led France with 18 points.The U.S. has won 30 straight games at the world championship and Olympics since falling to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 worlds. The Americans also improved to 7-1...

Parry squeezes out Masters invitation

...Hjertstedt did not qualify for the World Championship, which is an official PGA...top 30 made it. Entering the World Championship, Hjerstedt was 40th on the...Gump, who was 39th entering the World Championship, finished 40th on the money...

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Jamaican falls short of world mark at meet

BERLIN --- Usain Bolt's third gold medal of the world championship was met with a sense of disappointment Saturday because the Jamaican 400-meter relay team failed to set a world record. Since...

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