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Her publicist said in an email Wednesday that along with a mild strain in the same knee Vonn hurt in a high-speed fall at the world championships in February, she has "minor facial abrasions" and a bruised shoulder blade. What was not immediately clear: When Vonn might be able to compete and how Tuesday's injuries might affect her Olympic hopes.
On current form and on a very familiar golf course, the two top-ranked players in the World Cup _ Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar _ are heavy favorites for individual honors when play begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne.
Actor James Woods, a Hollywood hero for conservatives who's been outspoken against President Obama and his policies, took the Comic-Con stage in New York to speak on what he saw as a more inspirational subject: America's future ability to make great scientific leaps and bounds.
The World Cup of Golf begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne with 25 two-man teams and eight to 10 individual golfers vying for $8 million in prize money.
The Caps defenseman is one of 48 candidates for a spot on the United States Olympic team. Sometime around the first of the year, he'll get a phone call. He'll either be told see you in Sochi or thanks but no thanks. But he can't think about that.
The World Cup this week will offer a glimpse of what to expect when golf returns to the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever seen at an international sports event, raising concerns that they are stifling dissent and violating privacy under the pretext of fulfilling their pledge to make the games "the safest Olympics in history."
A chance to fight in boxing's "mecca" comes Saturday when 19-year-old Dusty Hernandez-Harrison – a rising undefeated welterweight out of Washington, D.C. and maybe the next big thing in boxing – steps into the ring at Madison Square Garden to face Josh Torres for something called the World Boxing Council Youth Welterweight world championship.
A suicide bombing by an Islamic militant in southern Russia this week has raised the specter of terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi, a Black Sea resort about 400 miles south of the bomb attack.
As the Stanley Cup championship banner climbed toward the rafters on a raucous opening night, Gary Bettman allowed himself a brief smile. On this night, at least, he looked every bit the man in complete command of his sport, instead of the accidental commissioner he's sometimes portrayed as.
Tony Parker is one win from finally guiding France to its first major basketball title.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a year removed from canceling preseason games in the early stages of the league's lockout of its players.
Bach is the first Olympic gold medalist to become IOC president. He won gold in team fencing for West Germany in 1976.
Russia would like to have Ovechkin carry the torch after it is lit in Greece on Sept. 29. That would be a tight fit — because it's only two days before the Capitals open the regular season at Chicago.
Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the safe and reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty.