Stories by Andrew Dampf

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic to play for title in Rome

ROME - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final Sunday.
By Andrew Dampf

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Senna remembered on anniversary of death

Fans, family members plus fellow and current Formula One drivers attended a solemn but also festive memorial Thursday to mark the exact 20th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death.
By Andrew Dampf

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

U.S. women's speed team has breakthrough

The U.S. women's speed team had a breakthrough in Friday's downhill two weeks before the opening ceremony for the Sochi Olympics.
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

IOC president wants strong US bid

ROME - New IOC president Thomas Bach is pleased with the Italian government's support for a 2024 Summer Olympics bid and said it's "time for the United States to present a strong bid."
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Vonn set to return

Lindsey Vonn is about to start training in Europe as she prepares for a possible return from right knee surgery at next week's World Cup opener.
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Franklin to swim in eight events at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain - Missy Franklin's planning to swim a Michael Phelps-like load of eight events at the world championships which begin on Sunday.
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jamaican sprinters under criminal investigation

Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell, Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer were formally placed under criminal investigation for violating Italy's doping laws, police ...
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Italy edges out Uruguay 3-2 in penalty kicks

Italy showed it still had plenty of resolve following a crushing Confederation's Cup loss to Spain, battling Uruguay on Sunday and taking third place after a 3-2 win on penalty kicks.
By Andrew Dampf

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spain makes it to final

FORTALEZA, Brazil - Jesus Navas scored the decisive penalty as World Cup holder Spain beat Italy 7-6 in a shootout Thursday after extra time ended 0-0, setting up a showdown with host Brazil in ...
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nadal, Serena prevail in Italian Open

ROME - After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tour de France winner rides in small event

ISCHIA, Italy - Unlike Lance Armstrong, Bradley Wiggins didn't need to be recruited for the Giro d'Italia with a $1 million commitment. Wiggins, last year's Tour de France champion, is riding in ...
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Vonn out for the season following crash

SCHLADMING, Austria - All it took was a moment. Lindsey Vonn landed hard and tumbled face first with a piercing shriek. Just like that, her season was done.
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Vonn is healthy, ready for world championships

American ski racer Lindsey Vonn says she is as prepared as ever entering this week's world championships in Austria.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

New US coach makes impact on skiing team

Austrian star Andreas Evers took over as head speed coach for the U.S. team - and he's had an immediate impact.
By Andrew Dampf

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

U.S. skier wins World Cup downhill

American Steven Nyman took advantage of changing conditions Saturday for an improbable win in a World Cup downhill that was shortened because of heavy snowfall and low visibility.
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Vonn in hospital with 'intestinal pain'

Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Colorado on Tuesday with "severe intestinal pain" that has been affecting her for the past two weeks.
By Andrew Dampf

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Italy advances to Euro final

Mario Balotelli finally showed some quality finishing, scoring twice in the first half Thursday to give Italy a 2-1 win over Germany.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, May 21, 2012

Norwegian swimmers honor Oen

DEBRECEN, Hungary - Norwegian swimmers were moved to tears when late teammate Alexander Dale Oen was remembered with a  tribute at the start of the European championships.
By Andrew Dampf

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Vonn clinches fifth downhill title in a row

Lindsey Vonn clinched her fifth consecutive World Cup downhill title Saturday after placing third in a race on the 2014 Sochi Olympics course.
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010

Weather cancels women's downhill training

It's another Alpine weather wipeout: Women's downhill training won't go on as planned today because of heavy rain and snow.
By Andrew Dampf
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