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Top-ranked Swiatek dominates No. 2 Sabalenka to claim her 3rd Italian Open title

The latest matchup between top-ranked Iga Swiatek and No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka was hardly a contest. Swiatek was in control from the start as she won the Italian Open final 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday, earned her third trophy on Rome's red clay and established herself as the overwhelming favourite at the French Open again.

Alpine ski great Marcel Hirscher coming out of retirement to represent the Netherlands

Eight-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher is planning to return to ski racing next season after five years in retirement. And he's going to compete for the Netherlands — his mother's country — instead of his native Austria.

Company making track, pools for Olympics has 1 goal: world records

The purple pieces of vulcanized rubber track being produced at a factory in northern Italy will be run on by the world's fastest athletes at the Paris Olympics. They have been made with one clear goal. Records.

Olympic board to rebuild bobsled track in Italy for 2026 Games and keep open 'Plan B'

The local organizing committee for the 2026 Winter Olympics decided Tuesday to move forward with rebuilding a century-old bobsled track in Cortina d'Ampezzo but will also keep open a "Plan B" in case the new venue is not ready by March 2025.

Ragnhild Mowinckel wins wind-affected Cortina women's downhill ahead of Wiles, Goggia

Norwegian skier Ragnhild Mowinckel kept her focus to win a wind-affected World Cup downhill after a series of crashes and delays marked the race Saturday in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Canada's Grenier part of 3-way tie for bronze as Shiffrin crashes at Cortina downhill

Austrian skier Stephanie Venier held her nerve after Mikaela Shiffrin and a host of other skiers crashed to win a World Cup downhill Friday on the course that will be used for the Milan-Cortina Olympics in two years.

'I love Cortina': Mikaela Shiffrin already comfortable at 2026 Olympic ski course

Two years after a disappointing Winter Olympics in Beijing, Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't be happier about where she'll be competing in two years at the Milan-Cortina Games.

Djokovic secures year-end No. 1 ranking for record-extending 8th time at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic needed only one match win at the ATP Finals to be sure of keeping the top spot and he did it in his opener, beating Holger Rune 7-6 (4), 6-7 (1), 6-3 over more than three hours on Sunday and into Monday morning.

Cyclist dies from injuries suffered in crash during Tour de Suisse

Swiss cyclist Gino Mäder died Friday, one day after crashing and falling down a ravine during a descent at the Tour de Suisse, the Bahrain-Victorious team said.

Primoz Roglic 1st Slovenian cyclist to win Giro d'Italia, his 3rd victory of 2023

Primoz Roglic expanded his Grand Tour portfolio by winning the Giro d'Italia on Sunday in Rome to add to his three Spanish Vuelta titles.