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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin waves on the podium after winning the women's World Cup slalom ski race  in Aspen, Colo.  Shiffrin said she will return to World Cup ski racing next week in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. Shiffrin moved up her comeback plans when a slalom event was organized for next Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Crans-Montana(AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

Shiffrin Ready to Take Comeback to Snow

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, the Lyme native will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she anticipated. The Olympic and world slalom champion announced she will compete next Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, for the first time …

Go While Getting Is Still Good: Manning Should Retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The football fates gave an NFL legend a sendoff here Sunday befitting his all-time greatness. Now it’s up to Peyton Manning to gratefully accept the gift and not push his luck by continuing to play. The defense of the Denver Broncos carried Manning in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. Manning …

Agent: Lynch Is Leaving Football

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seattle — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title to the Pacific Northwest. Without saying a word — big surprise — Lynch drew a lot of …

Cuba Still Losing Its Stars to U.S. Pros

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure …

Pens’ Crosby on High Boil

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pittsburgh — Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-2 win over the …

Floundering Knicks Dump Coach

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Associated Press Greenburgh, n.y. — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1½ seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was …

Ho, Hum: Chelsea, Man U Tie

Monday, February 8, 2016

London — A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season. The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either …

NFL’s Goodell Still Defending the Indefensible

Monday, February 8, 2016

San Francisco — Hope you were careful Sunday sitting on your sofa watching the Super Bowl. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed us at his annual state of the game address on Friday, football might be hazardous, but “there are risks in life. There are risks sitting on …

Overaggressiveness Costs Fowler a Win

Monday, February 8, 2016

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the …

Another Ovechkin Record in Another Victory

Monday, February 8, 2016

Washington — Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional …

Celtics’ Attack Crowns Kings

Monday, February 8, 2016

Boston — The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for …

Carolina Will Remain a Force

Monday, February 8, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers’ numbing defeat in Super Bowl 50 will be difficult to come back from. It was the kind of no-show performance that will haunt them throughout the offseason and when they arrive …

Punked Panthers: Denver’s Defense Provides Manning Storybook Win in Likely Last Game

Monday, February 8, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning got his second Super Bowl ring. Now he can ride off into the sunset a winner. But it was the Denver Broncos’ defense — and in particular Super Bowl MVP Von Miller …