Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race to begin amid turbulent year


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the annual long-distance contest that spans mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea coast.

  • Written by By RACHEL D'ORO , Associated Press

Rapinoe's goal lifts US women's team over Germany 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team fought nasty central Ohio weather to get a "workmanlike" win over Germany in a matchup of the world's top two teams.

  • Written by By MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer

Co-champions? Nope! No. 3 Xavier wants trophy all to itself

CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Chris Mack lifted the trophy that's topped by a silver basketball and realized he'd underestimated its weight. He started to lose his grip, and Xavier's star player was about to get beaned.

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

Olympic star Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar's abusive conduct was allowed to run unchecked for so long.

  • Written by By WILL GRAVES , AP Sports Writer