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Jan 9, 2016

Kasai wins Megmilk Cup title for first time

Veteran Noriaki Kasai claimed the men’s title at the Snow Brand Megmilk Cup for the first time on Saturday after the 43-year-old posted 264.5 points over two jumps. Kasai, back in Japan temporarily from an overseas tour, placed second with his first 97.5-meter attempt ...

Jan 4, 2016

Ski jumper Prevc on target for title

Ski jumper Peter Prevc won the third stop of the Four Hills Tour in dominating fashion on Sunday, positioning himself to become the first Slovenian winner of the annual event in nearly two decades. Prevc carries a 19.7-point lead over German rival Severin Freund ...

Consistent Hansdotter wins slalom

Dec 30, 2015

Consistent Hansdotter wins slalom

Frida Hansdotter held on to her first-run lead to win a women’s World Cup slalom on Tuesday, making her the main candidate to take over the discipline title from the injured Mikaela Shiffrin. The Swede’s third career win helped extend her lead in the ...

Dec 29, 2015

Skiing great Eriksen, 88, passes away

Norwegian skiing great Stein Eriksen had the perfect hair, the perfect form and typically the perfect line down the course. So stylish and graceful on the slopes, the Olympic champion helped usher in modern skiing. He died Sunday at his home in Park City, ...

Svindal wins downhill after Mayer scare

Dec 20, 2015

Svindal wins downhill after Mayer scare

Aksel Lund Svindal won the classic Val Gardena downhill for the first time Saturday in a World Cup race that may be better remembered for a safety air bag inflating in the crash of Olympic champion Matthias Mayer. Svindal clocked 1 minute, 54.80 seconds ...

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 ...