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Japan's men, women taste curling defeat

Japan suffered its first defeat in both men’s and women’s curling at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. The men’s team came out on the losing end in a battle of unbeatens against China, going down 9-6 for its first loss in three matches so far. The women, who made ...

Feb 18, 2017

Moguls maestro Kingsbury records 39th career triumph

Ikuma Horishima could only manage sixth place as Canadian star Mikael Kingsbury posted an all-time record 39th freestyle career win in the men’s moguls at a World Cup event on Saturday. Horishima was Japan’s best finisher in the men’s event after advancing to the ...

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Feb 18, 2017

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Ayana Onozuka missed out on her third consecutive overall halfpipe title after placing third in a freestyle skiing World Cup meet on Saturday. Onozuna scored 84.00 points and finished behind Sochi Olympic silver-medalist Marie Martinod of France (91.60) and American Devin Logan (86.80). Martinod ...

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

Feb 18, 2017

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018. The eighth Asian Winter Games will officially open Sunday in Sapporo ...

Feb 17, 2017

Freestyle skier Endo sidelined by back injury

Men’s moguls ace Sho Endo on Friday pulled out of this weekend’s freestyle skiing World Cup meet in Akita Prefecture due to an injury injury. Endo has hurt his lower back and in addition to the two-day World Cup meet at Lake Tazawa is ...

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Feb 17, 2017

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Tessa Worley regained her giant slalom title at the world ski championships on Thursday, holding off hard-charging Mikaela Shiffrin to take gold. Worley, the 2013 champion, finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, who was fastest in the second run as warm sunshine softened the ...