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Mar 18, 2016

Kasai places sixth in 500th World Cup event

Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai settled for sixth but was all smiles after competing in a record 500th World Cup event on Thursday. The 43-year-old Kasai, provided with a special No. 500 saddlecloth decorated with a spreading golden eagle design, landed two 225-meter jumps for ...

Mar 17, 2016

Kilde captures super-G season title

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the season-long super-G title on Thursday after two of his challengers did not finish in the last race of the season at the World Cup finals. Five men were in contention for the crystal globe but Kilde finished second, 0.10 ...

Mar 11, 2016

Onozuka triumphs in last women's halfpipe event of season

Ayana Onozuka placed fourth in women’s halfpipe in the final freestyle skiing event of the World Cup season on Thursday, good enough to secure her the overall halfpipe “crystal globe” title for the second season in a row. Onozuka, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, ...

Mar 5, 2016

Kasai places third at World Cup meet

Veteran Noriaki Kasai scored his fifth podium finish of the season in finishing third at a World Cup meet on Friday. The 43-year-old Kasai had a first jump of 128.5 meters and nailed the day’s longest effort of 134 to move up from fourth ...

Takanashi triumphs in Hokkaido

Mar 4, 2016

Takanashi triumphs in Hokkaido

World Cup winner Sara Takanashi won the International Miyasama Ski Games title on Friday, notching 248.0 points on Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium’s normal hill. The 19-year-old Takanashi, who won her third overall World Cup title last month, returned to her native Hokkaido and led ...

World Cup leader Vonn out for season with injury

Mar 3, 2016

World Cup leader Vonn out for season with injury

A hairline fracture in her left knee didn’t deter Lindsey Vonn. Still, she raced. Three significant-sized fractures that could — if they became any worse — lead to surgery and possibly an end to her career? Now that got the attention of the all-time ...

Mar 1, 2016

Takanashi denied opportunity to break season record

Ski-jumping queen Sara Takanashi has been denied the chance to break her own record number of season wins after the FIS decided not to replace this weekend’s final meet. The 19-year-old, who had already won the overall World Cup globe, claimed her 14th win ...

Takanashi claims 14th win of season

Feb 28, 2016

Takanashi claims 14th win of season

Sara Takanashi earned a narrow victory to claim her 44th career win on the women’s ski jumping World Cup circuit on Sunday. The 19-year-old Takanashi, who earlier this month clinched her third overall World Cup crown, tallied 236.9 points to edge out runnerup Daniela ...

Vonn hurts knee in super-G event

Feb 28, 2016

Vonn hurts knee in super-G event

Lindsey Vonn suffered a minor fracture in her left knee during a World Cup super-G crash in heavy snowfall Saturday but didn’t rule out her start in a combined event the next day. In a race delayed for three hours due to bad weather, ...