Host Japan off to winning start at Asian Winter Games

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Japan overpowered defending champion Kazakhstan 6-0 in women's ice hockey on Saturday, the first day of competition at the Asian Winter Games.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NASCAR's Danica Patrick adamant she fairly promoted sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick defended her support of former sponsor Nature's Bakery on Friday and insisted she never promoted any rival products as her racing team and the food company veer toward a court fight.

  • Written by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Mitchell's 27 leads No. 12 Ohio St women to 9th straight

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points, her eighth straight game with at least 20, and No. 12 Ohio State took control in the first half and rolled to its ninth-straight win, 87-69 over Nebraska.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF