A captain without the armband, Herrera key to United revival

Ander Herrera strode up to Alexis Sanchez after the final whistle, clasped his teammate's hand forcefully, pushed him aggressively in the chest and squeezed him tight. The final whis...

The ski king is back: Hirscher takes big lead in slalom

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher swept into the finish area and wagged his finger triumphantly in front of the camera. The message was clear: The ski king is back. ...

Hirscher gets off sick bed, in contention for GS gold

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher was in bed dealing with flu-like symptoms in the two days leading up to the giant slalom at the world championships. It hasn't stopped the Austrian...

Shiffrin in 4th after 1st run of giant slalom at worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have to overcome extreme weather conditions and a deficit of 0.44 seconds to win the giant slalom for a second gold medal at the world championships. ...

Sweden calls on Ibrahimovic to offer backing to Olympic bid

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Looking to make one final push ahead of the vote to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Swedish bid chiefs are calling on the country's most famous sports star to offer his backing. ...

Shiffrin, the new face of skiing, cites Osaka as inspiration

ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete ...

Cochran-Siegle keeps up family tradition at skiing worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Ryan Cochran-Siegle kept up a family tradition by getting in contention for a medal at the skiing world championships on Monday, placing second after the downhill portion of the Alp...

Stuhec spoils Vonn's farewell party at skiing worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Lindsey Vonn circus had rolled back into town, and that suited Ilka Stuhec just fine. All the talk at the world championships on Sunday — and indeed for the la...

Siebenhofer leads Alpine combined, Holdener close in 5th

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Ramona Siebenhofer held a slim lead after the downhill portion of the Alpine combined at the world championships, with favorite Wendy Holdener and Petra Vlhova in good positions goi...

Ambitious Vonn to 'take on the world' after skiing career

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. ...

Svindal saves punchiest work for after super-G at ski worlds

Are, SWEDEN (AP) — In his next-to-last race before retirement, Aksel Lund Svindal saved his punchiest work for after the super-G. The Norwegian skier finished in 16th place in Wednes...

1 week left: Svindal ready for final races before retirement

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Maybe some apprehension, too. ...

Sarri gets immediate response from rampant Chelsea

This time there was no need for Maurizio Sarri to get mad with his players. The Chelsea manager could instead sit back and enjoy their performance in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield that...

Maurizio Sarri, fans losing patience at Chelsea

Chelsea was well on its way to its biggest Premier League loss in 23 years when a chorus of "You don't know what you're doing" rang out from the supporters. It was directed at Mauriz...

Liverpool held 1-1 by Leicester, extends lead to 5 points

Liverpool couldn't fully capitalize on Manchester City's latest slip-up in the Premier League title race, only drawing 1-1 with Leicester to extend its lead to five points on Wednesday. ...