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Caldwell goes big, falls in aerials; 'It hurts or it hurts'

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — American freestyle skier Ashley Caldwell admits it: She loves the risk because she loves the reward.

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American Shiffrin rallies on final run to win giant slalom

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea —American Mikaela Shiffrin has won gold in the women’s giant slalom in her Pyeongchang Olympic debut.

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Woods back at Riviera, a course that never treated him well

PGA Tour

LOS ANGELES — Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera.

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Jazz hands Suns their seventh straight loss

NBA

SALT LAKE CITY — Stepping up in the fourth quarter is becoming natural for the Utah Jazz.

Column: Teaching the game of golf to your friends

'Tee It Up'

I have seen many boyfriends/girlfriends, spouses, friends and parents doing their best to teach those they care about how to play golf.

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White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.

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Notre Dame president rips NCAA's denial of Notre Dame appeal

College Football

Notre Dame's president ripped the NCAA's decision to deny the school's appeal to restore 21 vacated football victories from an academic misconduct violation, saying the association "perverted" the notion that universities determine how they police academics.

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Goligoski stays hot as Coyotes top Sharks, 2-1

NHL

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alex Goligoski scored in his third straight game to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Tuesday night.

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Roughriders sweep Glendale, run winning streak to 9

Junior College Softball

The Yavapai College softball team hit seven total home runs and scored 18 of their 20 runs on the day after the fifth inning in a doubleheader sweep over Glendale Community College on Tuesday afternoon.

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Giants ace Bumgarner eager for a new slate after bike injury

MLB: Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE — Madison Bumgarner has been back on a bike, though it’s hardly his first choice for fun. He rode a horse a handful of times this offseason.

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Ohtani reports to Angels with physical, swings and long toss

MLB: Spring Training

TEMPE — Shohei Ohtani came onto the field with a bat in his hand after taking some swings in the cage, on his way to throw some long toss with his full-time interpreter.

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Matt Kemp happy and hopeful about his return to the Dodgers

MLB: Spring Training

GLENDALE — Matt Kemp arrived early Tuesday to a Dodgers clubhouse he already knows and to a team he believes he can help win the World Series — if he gets the chance to stick around.

Padres pitcher Torres won’t be at spring camp due to charges

MLB: Spring Training

PHOENIX — Left-hander Jose Torres was on the bubble for a spot in the bullpen before his arrest on domestic violence charges, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green said Tuesday.

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Yu Darvish, Cubs finalize $126 million, 6-year contract

MLB

MESA — When Yu Darvish met with Theo Epstein and other Chicago Cubs' officials last December in the Dallas area, the Japanese pitcher liked what he heard.

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Prescott soccer player invited to Barca Academy

Local Sports in Brief

After attending a January winter camp, Barca Academy in Casa Grande invited Prescott soccer player Josh Daiutolo to play on the U18 Pre-Academy team for the 2018-19 school year.

Column: Once a thriving sport, NASCAR running low on fuel

'Beyond the Lines'

NASCAR will open its 70th season on Feb. 18 with the running of the Daytona 500, the sport’s premier race. Unfortunately, the excitement generated by the race is in sharp contrast to the business prospects for the once-thriving sport.

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Kim dominates for 1st Olympic gold, Hirscher breaks through

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was a day for all ages at the Winter Olympics.

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'Grandpa' Johnson determined to win 8th NASCAR championship

NASCAR: 2018 Preview

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion's float that snakes down closed city streets.

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Coyotes start fast, send Blackhawks to 6th straight loss

NHL

GLENDALE — Max Domi, Clayton Keller, Alex Goligoski and Tobias Rieder each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes pounded the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 on Monday night.

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Coach Kerr takes backseat in Warriors’ 129-83 win over Suns

NBA

OAKLAND, Calif. — With the grind of a long NBA season wearing on his team, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr believed it was time for his players to hear a new voice in the huddle: their own.

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American Anderson wins slopestyle, Canada gets skating gold

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi.

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Cardinals extend GM Keim’s contract through 2022

Sports in Brief

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals have extended the contract of general manager Steve Keim through 2022.

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WBC experience leads Hirano to D-backs

MLB

SCOTTSDALE — Yoshihisa Hirano is not one for formalities.

Column: Women in the world of tennis are still pushing forward

'My Point'

Since the beginning of time, it seems like men have been “King of the Hill” while women in general were forced to take a back seat.

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High winds becoming a problem at the Olympics

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics will start on a different day — and in a different event, the slalom, which is her forte — than everyone expected.