January 27, 2013 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Ashley Wagner became the first woman since Michelle Kwan in 2005 to win back-to-back titles in the U.S. figure skating championships, managing to hold off up-and-comer Gracie Gold despite three major mistakes Saturday night. Wagner was off-balance in the air on the lutz, and couldn't right herself in time to save it. With the triple loop only seconds later, she didn't have time to regroup. She pulled herself together only to two-foot her last jump, the triple flip. She was subdued as she waited for her marks, surely thinking she'd blown her chance to repeat.
February 13, 2012
The U.S. team completed its 5-0 rout of Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday, with 19-year-old Ryan Harrison and John Isner winning the closing singles matches in Fribourg, Switzerland. Harrison made his Davis Cup debut, defeating Michael Lammer , 7-6 (0), 7-6 (4), to extend the Americans' lead to 4-0. Isner, who stunned Roger Federer in four sets Friday, then beat Marco Chuidinelli , 6-3, 6-4, to give the U.S. team its first sweep since 2004. MLB: Catcher Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers finalized a $9.4 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration.
November 3, 2008 |
With no golf on his schedule, John Daly says he went to North Carolina to have fun with some friends. What followed was a night in jail to sober up, a photo of Daly in orange coveralls with his eyes half-open, and the kind of publicity that seems to accompany the two-time major champion no matter where he goes. "Nothing is going right in my life right now," Daly said in a telephone interview yesterday. "I'm going through a hell of a divorce. I haven't seen my son. It was an unfortunate incident, but it's a joke what people are saying.
January 28, 2012
Playing in Vancouver, British Columbia, the U.S. women's soccer team qualified for the London Olympics on Friday night with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica. Tobin Heath scored in the first half, Delran's Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan added goals in the second and the Americans won the CONCACAF qualifying tournament semifinal to earn one of two berths from the region. The Americans are the two-time defending Olympic champions, having taken the gold in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.
December 12, 2011 |
BEN SPEAS lofted a 25-yard shot over goalkeeper Klay Davis midway through the second half to give North Carolina a 1-0 victory over Charlotte in the NCAA championship in Hoover, Ala. The Tar Heels (22-2-2) earned their first men's soccer title in 10 years. They lost in the semifinals each of the previous two seasons and fell in final in 2008. Speas, who had an assist in North Carolina's semifinal victory over UCLA, worked the ball toward the middle of the field just outside the Charlotte box and hit a left-footer that barely cleared the outstretched arm of Davis.
May 1, 2011
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States have won the ice dance in the world figure skating championships in Moscow, the first world gold for the country in the discipline. Olympic gold medalists and 2010 world champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada earned silver. The American sister-brother team of Maia and Alex Shibutani won bronze. Miki Ando of Japan won the women's gold, her second world title. Olympic champion Kim Yu-na had gone into Saturday's free skate with a lead of less than half a point over Ando.
October 23, 2011
American swimmer Missy Franklin set a short-course world record in the 200 backstroke on Saturday, clocking 2 minutes, 0.03 seconds at a World Cup meet in Berlin. The 16-year-old shaved 0.15 seconds off the old mark set by Shiho Sakai of Japan in 2009. SKIING: In Soelden, Austria, Lindsey Vonn used a blistering finish to win the season-opening World Cup giant slalom in a combined time of 2 minutes, 24.43 seconds, becoming just the fifth female skier to win a race in all five Alpine disciplines.
January 13, 2014 |
BOSTON - The row of perfect-10 artistry scores they'd just accumulated were visible on an adjacent TV as Charlie White mentioned to reporters that he and Meryl Davis were "lucky to be injury-free. " The phrase animated Davis, who instantly dipped deeply as if performing one final element of the spectacular free-skate that won the ice-dancing duo a sixth national title Saturday at these 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The superstitious White merely was reaching to knock on a wood railing.
January 26, 2013
More than a generation after the historic "Miracle On Ice" game in the 1980 Winter Olympics, 58-year-old Mike Eruzione is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick, and other Olympic paraphernalia. Eruzione's white jersey alone is expected to fetch more than $1 million, but some sports memorabilia experts think it could go considerably higher. Eruzione scored the sensational winning goal against the Soviet hockey team in Lake Placid, N.Y., catapulting the Americans toward the gold medal.
November 27, 2005 |
Nastia Liukin and Chellsie Memmel did it again. A day after becoming the first American women to win the gold and silver medals in the all-around competition at the world gymnastics championships in Melbourne, Australia, Liukin and Memmel took the top two places on the uneven bars during yesterday's event finals. But Liukin got the gold this time. "I feel great. I'm just so excited," said Liukin, who missed out on the all-around title by just 1-1000th of a point. "I knew I'd hit my routine and I knew I had a good chance of getting a medal.