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Onitsuka wins slopestyle title at snowboard worlds

Jan 21, 2015

Onitsuka wins slopestyle title at snowboard worlds

Miyabi Onitsuka took gold in the world slopestyle championship, and American snowboarder Ryan Stassel won the men’s event for his first major title on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Onitsuka was a surprise winner of the women’s gold medal. She won the Japan slopestyle title last ...

Vonn sets World Cup record

Jan 20, 2015

Vonn sets World Cup record

Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor — boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American eclipsed Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the ...

Vonn matches all-time World Cup wins mark at 62

Jan 18, 2015

Vonn matches all-time World Cup wins mark at 62

Lindsey Vonn battled through fog and soft snow conditions to win a demanding downhill Sunday to match Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins, capping a comeback from two serious knee surgeries. The American clocked a time of 1 minute, 39.61 seconds ...

Neureuther wins World Cup slalom

Jan 18, 2015

Neureuther wins World Cup slalom

Felix Neureuther took advantage of a rare mistake by Marcel Hirscher of Austria to win a World Cup slalom on Saturday and retake the discipline standings lead from his great rival. Neureuther seized his chance after world champion Hirscher skied out of a slalom ...

Jan 18, 2015

Takanashi misses podium in Zao

Two-time defending World Cup champion Sara Takanashi finished seventh in a wind-blown women’s World Cup competition on Sunday. Organizers had planned to hold two competitions after Saturday’s event was canceled due to high winds, but the weather interfered once more and forced the cancellation ...

Hansdotter beats world slalom rivals

Jan 14, 2015

Hansdotter beats world slalom rivals

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden dominated a World Cup night slalom on Tuesday, strengthening her position at the top of the discipline standings going into the world championships next month. Loudly cheered by 14,800 spectators, Hansdotter built on her first-run lead to finish in a ...

Jan 10, 2015

Takanashi notches first win of season

Teen sensation Sara Takanashi captured her first title of the season with an overwhelming victory at a World Cup in Sapporo on Saturday. The 18-year-old Takanashi, who is seeking her third consecutive overall World Cup title, had leaps of 97 and 98 meters for ...

Jan 7, 2015

Kasai rewrites mark at Four Hills

Veteran ski jumper Noriaki Kasai pulled off another vintage performance with a second-place finish in the final event of the annual Four Hills competition in Bischofshofen, Austria, on Tuesday. With his second podium appearance in as many competitions, Kasai extended his World Cup record ...

Jan 5, 2015

Kasai takes bronze in latest meet

Veteran ski jumper Noriaki Kasai took the bronze for his third podium finish of the season at a World Cup meet on Sunday. Kasai, 42, nailed jumps of 128.5 and 132 meters for a total of 263.7 points on the K-120 large hill in ...

Jan 4, 2015

Endo takes third in moguls final

Sho Endo came third for a podium finish in the six-man moguls final to put himself atop the overall World Cup freestyle skiing standings on Saturday. Endo scored 82.47 points for the bronze behind Canadians Mikael Kingsbury and Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh, his second straight podium ...

Bode fighting for fitness

Jan 3, 2015

Bode fighting for fitness

Six-time Olympic skiing medalist Bode Miller said Friday he’s unsure if he will be fully recovered in time to race at the world championships in Colorado next month after undergoing surgery on a herniated disk in his back. Miller said he was squeezing in ...