• Roberta Vinci of Italy returns the ball to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2016 tennis tournament semifinal match in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

    Bencic to play Vinci in St. Petersburg final

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.

  • FILE -- In this file photo dated March 28, 2015, Mikaela Shiffrin, of USA, in action during a women's slalom skiing race at the US Alpine Ski Championship in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.  During an interview with The Associated Press Friday Feb. 12, 2016, Olympic and world slalom champion Shiffrin declared she would return to World Cup skiing on upcoming Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a knee injury which had sidelined her for two months.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FILE)

    Slalom queen Shiffrin ready for upcoming return to racing

    CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The slalom queen is back and raring to go after a frustrating two months out with injury.

  • United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the slope during an Alpine ski, women's downhill training, in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Suter and Gut go 1-2 in downhill training; Vonn 5th

    CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss skiers Fabienne Suter and Lara Gut went 1-2 in World Cup downhill training while overall leader Lindsey Vonn was fifth on Friday.

  • Switzerland's Lara Gut smiles after completing an Alpine Ski women's World Cup Super G race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Gio Auletta)

    Gut leads opening downhill training; Vonn 16th in Crans

    CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Challenging Lindsey Vonn for the overall World Cup title, Lara Gut of Switzerland led the opening training session on Thursday for a World Cup downhill.

  • In this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin waves on the podium after winning the women's World Cup slalom ski race  in Aspen, Colo.  Shiffrin said she will return to World Cup ski racing next week in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. Shiffrin moved up her comeback plans when a slalom event was organized for next Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Crans-Montana(AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

    Slalom champion Shiffrin returns to racing next week

    Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted.

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany, right,  congratulates Switzerland's  Belinda Bencic  after  their Fed Cup World Group first round tennis match between Germany and Switzerland  in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Bencic upsets Kerber to give Switzerland 2-1 lead in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Annika Beck defeated Timea Bacsinszky to pull Germany level with Switzerland 2-2 in their Fed Cup first-round tie after Belinda Bencic had beaten Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber on Sunday.

  • A Syrian man gestures as Syrians gather at the border gate with Turkey, in Bab al-Salam, Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUT

    Syria says any foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a ball to Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during their Fed Cup World Group first round tennis match between Germany and Switzerland  in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.