Sweden’s Sara Hector wins gold in the women’s giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics

BEIJING – Swedish skier Sara Hector capped a recent career resurgence in the best possible way, winning the gold medal in the women’s giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics on Monday for her first individual victory in a major championship. 29-year-old Hector finished two runs along a course known as The Ice River at the … Read more

Reigning Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin out of the giant slalom in the first heat

BEIJING – Reigning Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin missed a gate at the start of the first giant slalom race at the Beijing Games on Monday and was disqualified from the event. Passing a gate on the left, she lost control, slipped and fell on her side. “The day was pretty much over before it even … Read more

The US women’s hockey team dominates the Russian Olympic Committee, now 2-0 in Beijing

The US team moved up to 2-0 in the Beijing Women’s Olympic Hockey Tournament following a 5-0 victory over the Russian Olympic Committee on Saturday. Defender Savannah Harmon scored one goal and two assists. Striker Hilary Knight added a goal and an assist, topping Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato to fourth on the list … Read more

US team bobsled Elana Meyers Taylor has two negative tests for COVID-19, can compete in Beijing Winter Olympics

Elana Meyers Taylor, the only woman to win three Olympic bobsleigh medals for the United States, on Saturday said she had two negative tests after testing positive for COVID-19 and was cleared to compete in the Beijing Winter Games. Meyers Taylor, who is world number 1 in two-man and monobob, was chosen as the flag … Read more

Olympians Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles both earn their perfect top 10.0 in NCAA gymnastics

Gymnastics between Utah and UCLA has always been an epic rivalry. And on Friday, both teams brought the firepower. Utah freshman Grace McCallum – a member of the Tokyo silver medal-winning US Olympic team – earned her first career 10.0 in bars, with her usual ridiculously clean form, and a teardown stuck so perfectly which … Read more

Sue Bird says fans helped influence her decision to play another year with Seattle Storm

9:39 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Neighbor Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started in women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sue Bird broke the news via social media in January that she was returning for her 19th … Read more

Vanessa Bryant will receive the honor for her leadership in the sport

LOS ANGELES – Vanessa Bryant will be recognized as one of the leading women in the sport at an event during Super Bowl week. Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, will be honored at Sports Power’s third annual brunch: Celebrating the Most Powerful Women in Sports on February 8 in Beverly Hills, California. He will … Read more