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Kasai notches another third-place showing

Feb 13, 2016

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Veteran Noriaki Kasai secured his third straight bronze medal at a World Cup event on Friday. The 43-year-old Kasai posted a first jump of 231.5 meters and moved up from fifth place with a second effort of 230 meters on the K-200 flying hill ...

Feb 12, 2016

Takagi sixth on first day of worlds

Miho Takagi finished in sixth place in the women’s 3,000 meters on Thursday as Japan was shut out of the medals on the first day of the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. The 21-year-old Takagi clocked a time of 4 minutes, 7.26 seconds ...

Monster jump propels Kasai to podium finish

Feb 11, 2016

Monster jump propels Kasai to podium finish

Veteran Noriaki Kasai provided the highlight of the day with a World Cup hill-record-equaling 143-meter jump to place third for the second event in a row in Norway on Wednesday. The 43-year-old Sochi Olympic silver medalist was 10th after his first jump of 127 ...

Feb 11, 2016

Watabe settles for second again

Akito Watabe was again left looking for an elusive first win as he settled for second at a Nordic combined World Cup meet in Norway on Wednesday. In an all too familiar scenario, Watabe won the ski jumping with a leap of 137.5 meters ...

Feb 9, 2016

Skier Shiffrin returning to slopes

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she anticipated. The Olympic and world slalom ...

Takanashi wins again

Feb 7, 2016

Takanashi wins again

Sara Takanashi won her ninth straight World Cup competition and the 40th of her career on Saturday. The 19-year-old posted the day’s two longest jumps, 93.5 and 93 meters, to rack up 257.2 points in an overwhelming victory over runnerup and local favorite Daniela ...

Feb 6, 2016

Takanashi stretches win streak to nine

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women’s World Cup to nine events on Saturday. Takanashi opened with a 93.5-meter jump and added a 93.0-meter effort in the final round to score 257.2 points for a comfortable victory. Defending overall World ...

Feb 6, 2016

Tabara takes third in freestyle skiing event

Naoya Tabara was third on Friday in a freestyle skiing World Cup aerials competition, scoring his first medal on the circuit in four years. The 35-year-old Tabara reached a World Cup podium for the first time in January, 2012, when he was also third. ...

Feb 5, 2016

Vonn miffed about course conditions

Lindsey Vonn left the finish area with plenty of complaints about the state of the Kandahar course and thinking she still had the fastest time in Thursday’s training for a World Cup downhill. Officially, she didn’t, because late starter Romane Miradoli of France beat ...

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Feb 5, 2016

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Sara Takanashi soared to her eighth straight World Cup ski jumping victory on Thursday night, extending her lead in the overall standings. The teenager had the longest jumps in both rounds — 137.5 followed by 136 meters — for a total of 305.8 points. ...

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Feb 1, 2016

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Japan’s Sara Takanashi matched her career best Sunday with a seventh consecutive World Cup ski jumping title, claiming victory for a second straight day at a competition in Germany. Takanashi overcame rain and tailwind and had two of the day’s longest jumps — 102.5 ...