Ririe girls hope to continue ‘proving people wrong’

Ririe’s Maddie Johnson dribbles against the defense of Firth’s Savannah Brewington in a Jan. 24 game at Ririe High School. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

The Bulldogs, who graduated seven from last year’s 2A state championship team, return to state at 20-4 overall, repeat district champions and a mission to continue making a statement.

New-look Hendrick Motorsports rolls into Daytona

In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, photo, Alex Bowman, left, and Jimmie Johnson talk on pit road before qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hendrick Motorsports had a strong opening to Speedweeks by putting Alex Bowman on the pole for the Daytona 500. The team owner doesn't believe the rest of the season will be so easy. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rick Hendrick threw a glamorous party last fall when he formally introduced his 2018 driver lineup.

James has 37, new-look Cavs avenge loss to Thunder

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammate Jordan Clarkson during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers got a much different result this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday night.

Golden Knights net 4 third-period goals to beat Blackhawks

Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) celebrates with his team after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Another day, another delay for Shiffrin, other Alpine skiers

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin takes part in an inspection of the course ahead of the women's slalom at Yongpyong alpine center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The start of Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for multiple medals at the 2018 Olympics was delayed yet again when the women’s slalom was postponed from Wednesday to Friday because of strong winds.

Japanese women notch 1st Olympic victory 4-1 over Korea

The puck shot by South Korea's Randi Heesoo Griffin (37), of the combined Koreas team, sails past goalie Akane Konishi (30), of Japan, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The roar echoed through the Kwandong Hockey Centre the moment Randi Heesoo Griffin’s shot from the right circle crossed the line for the first Olympic goal in Korean women’s hockey history.

Brown, Cohen lead No. 3 Baylor to blowout over Okla. St.

Oklahoma State guard Braxtin Miller, left, drives the ball past Baylor guards Didi Richards, center, and Kristy Wallace during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor has a very potent offense, ranking second in the nation in scoring. The Lady Bears’ defense though rose to the occasion against Oklahoma State.

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