Hirscher regains slalom title at championships

Marcel Hirscher of Austria,shows his gold medal during the award ceremony of the men's slalom at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Leaving no doubt over who was the standout skier at the world championships, Marcel Hirscher regained his slalom title on Sunday.

Nathan Chen is rare American to master quadruple

Gold medalist Nathan Chen of the United States waves during the medal award ceremony for the men's free skating at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Here’s a figure skating rarity: An American man, Nathan Chen, is pushing the envelope on jumps with an assortment of quads that will have the rest of the world’s top skaters needing to expand their repertoires.

Optimism in high gear at Daytona for top teams

Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands on pit road after his qualifying run for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt Jr. will start the race in the No. 2 position. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR’s top teams.

Elliott wins second straight Daytona 500 pole

Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Chase Elliott display their front row trophies after qualifying for the top two positions in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

Shiffrin crushes rivals for 3rd slalom world title

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the U.S.A., celebrates her gold medal in the women's slalom at the alpine skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin was in a world of her own on Saturday, extending her unbeaten record in slalom gold medal events.

Vegas shoots 68 to set standard at soggy Riviera

Groundskeepers work to remove water from a bunker on the 14th hole before the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas returned in the rain at Riviera on Saturday morning, finished with four pars for a 3-under 68 and then had to wait for the next six hours to see where that would leave him halfway through the Genesis Open.

Mikko Rantanen lifts Avs past Hurricanes in OT

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96), of Finland, is congratulated by Nikita Zadorov (16), of Russia, Mark Barberio, right, and Nathan MacKinnon (29) following Rantanen's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during overtime in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Colorado won 2-1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Give the Colorado Avalanche plenty of credit for fortitude.

Webber, Massimino among the Hall of Fame finalists

FILE - In this April 2, 1985, file photo, Villanova coach Rollie Massimino, scissors in hand, is boosted aloft to cut the net down after the Wildcats won the NCAA championships in Lexington, Ky.Massimino is among the 14 finalists unveiled Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Webber and Rollie Massimino are one step from the Hall of Fame.

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