US women’s hockey team routs Switzerland ahead of showdown against Canada

BEIJING – Hilary Knight scored two first-period goals, Alex Cavallini stopped 12 shots, and the United States routed Switzerland 8-0 at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday in its final tuneup before facing archrival Canada. Kelly Pannek and Jesse Compher also scored twice for the Americans, who close Group A play against Canada (2-0) on Tuesday. … Read more

Australia’s Jakara Anthony edges American Jaelin Kauf for women’s moguls gold at Beijing Olympics

Jakara Anthony of Australia won the women’s moguls title at the Beijing Olympics, narrowly claiming the victory over silver medalist Jaelin Kauf of the United States. Anthony made it look almost easy Sunday, breezing through the bumps as the final competitor of the night and sewing up the gold medal with a backflip with a … Read more

Slovenia’s Ursa Bogataj soars past competition to win women’s ski jumping gold

ZHANGJIAKOU, China – Ursa Bogataj went from last to first. The Slovenian ski jumper won Olympic gold in women’s ski jumping on Saturday night, four years after after having the fewest points in the same event at the Pyeongchang Games. “I didn’t handle the pressure,” she recalled. Bogataj certainly did in China. She floated 100 … Read more

Phoenix Mercury sign WNBA leading scorer Tina Charles

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury have signed WNBA leading scorer Tina Charles for their second big addition in as many days. Phoenix announced Charles’ signing Friday, a day after adding Diamond DeShields in a three-team trade with Chicago and New York. Charles joins a roster that includes Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith, who … Read more

Brianna Decker stretchered off ice during US women’s hockey’s opening game at Beijing Olympics

Brianna Decker was stretchered off the ice with what appeared to be a severe leg injury during the US women’s hockey team’s opening game at the Beijing Olympics. Decker yelped out in pain several times while lying on the ice after being tripped from behind by Finland’s Ronja Savolainen to the left of the US … Read more

Sources – New York Giants hire Laura Young as director of coaching operations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants and new coach Brian Daboll are adding Laura Young as the team’s director of coaching operations, sources told ESPN. It is believed to be the Giants’ first known hire of a woman on the coaching side. Young comes from the Buffalo Bills, where she was the player … Read more

All-female W Series tryouts in Arizona aim to put women back in Formula One driver’s seat

1:15 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer British driver Jamie Chadwick is a two-time champion of the all-female W Series circuit. Photo by Clive Rose / Getty Images When Jamie Chadwick first sat behind the wheel of a Formula One car, the moment highlighted both the promise of progress and the historical stagnation of women in … Read more