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Kasai beats own record with third-place finish

Dec 20, 2015

Kasai beats own record with third-place finish

Seven-time Olympian Noriaki Kasai eclipsed his own record for oldest skier to finish on a World Cup podium when he placed third in the men’s division of a ski jumping event on Saturday. At 43 years and six months, Kasai made jumps of 131.5 ...

Shiffrin unsure when she can return

Dec 16, 2015

Shiffrin unsure when she can return

Over the next few weeks, Mikaela Shiffrin will slalom between rest and rehab. Usually so fast on a race course, the Olympic and world slalom champion is taking things at a conservative pace as she recovers from a torn knee ligament and painful bone ...

Dec 12, 2015

Shiffrin skips race after warmup fall

Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin crashed while warming up for a World Cup giant slalom race in Are, Sweden, Saturday and was taken to a local hospital for tests on her right knee. “She basically flipped over into the net,” Shiffrin’s manager Kilian Albrecht ...

Dec 7, 2015

Hirscher reels in giant slalom win

Marcel Hirscher took up fly fishing during his stay in Colorado. It was great and all, but he naturally landed his most prized catches on the snow — reeling in super-G and giant slalom wins in what was a bountiful weekend. “Beaver Creek is ...

Dec 6, 2015

Japanese women skate to gold in World Cup event

Japan overcame the Netherlands to capture the gold medal in the women’s team pursuit at the World Cup speed skating competition on Saturday. The Japanese team of Nana Takagi, Miho Takagi and Misaki Oshigiri clocked 2 minutes, 59.08 seconds and finished 0.61 seconds ahead ...

Dec 5, 2015

Takanashi opens season with win

Two-time overall champion Sara Takanashi won the season-opening event on the women’s ski jump World Cup on Friday, overcoming a massive first effort from Maja Vtic of Slovenia. Takanashi had jumps of 95.5 and 97.5 meters for a total score of 251.7 points, beating ...

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Dec 5, 2015

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn caught an edge with her left ski and was certain she was crashing. Somehow, she recovered. The mistake hardly even slowed her down as the American standout was her dominant self on a hill that’s become like a second home. Vonn won ...

Nov 29, 2015

Sinvdal wins Lake Louise downhill

Aksel Lund Svindal made a triumphant return to World Cup downhill in a place that has been good to him, winning the first race of the season Saturday. The 32-year-old Norwegian star Svindal recovered from a mistake on the upper third of the course ...

Nov 29, 2015

Shiffrin blazes to World Cup slalom victory

This is what happens when Mikaela Shiffrin gets really, really mad: She crushes the field and breaks records. No one could catch Shiffrin as she used an uncharacteristic fall the day before as fuel to power her down the hill. Shrugging off the disappointment, ...

Gut takes spoils in Aspen

Nov 28, 2015

Gut takes spoils in Aspen

Mikaela Shiffrin had a big lead and was just a few turns from winning a World Cup race at home for the first time. Shiffrin could almost sense victory. The crowd, too. Even her competitors were basically resigned to her win. Suddenly, the American ...

Kasai, 43, sets sights on Olympic gold

Nov 13, 2015

Kasai, 43, sets sights on Olympic gold

For Japanese athletes, it appears 50 is the new 30. A day after former international Kazuyoshi Miura expressed a desire to continue playing J. League soccer into his 50s, ski jumper Noriaki Kasai has raised the prospect of extending his career in the daredevil ...