Women's snowboarding

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 photo, Nizaruddin Alizada, 20, a member of the Afghanistan Snowboarding Federation practices on the hillside known as Kohe Koregh, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
February 06, 2020 - 1:43 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul? While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation. Kabul is better known for its hulking...
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March 20, 2019 - 3:17 am
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — There's always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there's credibility. That's what being added to the Olympics will do for a sport, and that was the vibe when USA Skateboarding announced its first-ever national team of eight men and eight...
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Gold medalist Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates after winning the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)
February 08, 2019 - 6:04 pm
That already sizable gap between Chloe Kim and the rest of the world is growing even bigger. The 18-year-old Kim added a world championship to her overflowing collection of halfpipe titles, outdistancing second-place finisher Xuetong Cam of China by 9.5 points on a frigid afternoon in Park City,...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2009 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, smile as they show their Alpine ski World Cup overall title trophies, in Are, Sweden. For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle _ back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago. Vonn claimed the first medals of her career, two silvers, at the freezing 2007 worlds in Are, while Svindal claimed his first golds a dozen years ago by winning the downhill and giant slalom. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
February 03, 2019 - 6:19 am
For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle — back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago. Vonn claimed the first...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, snowboarder Chloe Kim smiles at an X Games press conference in Aspen, Colo. Heading to Princeton next fall, Kim is trading her board for books as she tries to blend in and become your normal college freshman. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:05 am
DENVER (AP) — Snowboarder Chloe Kim has long been in a class by her herself in the lofty subjects of double corks and front-side twists. Soon, instead of defying physics, she could be learning some. And instead of making history, she will study it. Kim is trading in a few trips down the halfpipe...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clark competes in the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though she’s saying goodbye to competition, Clark will remained involved in the sport, mainly through Burton, the snowboard maker that has backed her career through thick and thin. She’s designed an environmentally friendly snowboard for women called The Rise that will go into limited production. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 25, 2019 - 2:18 am
DENVER (AP) — What was perhaps Kelly Clark's most memorable trip down a halfpipe had nothing to do with winning. It was the Winter X Games in 2011. Clark had already secured the title. With one lap left — a victory lap, as they call it in snowboarding — she decided to try something no woman had...
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File- This Dec. 20, 2018, file photo shows Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dunking the ball against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New York. Williamson is one of the names you may not know now but very well could by the end of 2019. They figure to come up big in the new year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
December 30, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Expect to see a whole lot more of this in 2019: Duke forward Zion Williamson dunking and dominating. The rim-rattling talent of Williamson figures to lead the Blue Devils on a deep NCAA Tournament run and, should he declare, possibly become a top pick in the NBA draft. Williamson is a name you're...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm
She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams. She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices. Williams didn't win those or any other...
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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka competes during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 18, 2018 - 11:54 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season. That's because the schedule won't allow it, and she's not happy about it. The parallel...
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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka speeds down the course during the training of a women's World Cup Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
December 17, 2018 - 11:25 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in February is finding her groove again. Ester Ledecka led the second training session for a World Cup downhill by a comfortable margin Monday — two days after winning a parallel...
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