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Vonn claims first win since making return

Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm. The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim career victory No. 77, moving her ...

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

Jan 20, 2017

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

Yuki Ito came from behind to capture her second title of the season on home soil on the first day of a women’s World Cup meet on Friday, while Sara Takanashi finished in fifth place. Ito, the winner in Sapporo last Saturday, managed 89.5 ...

Jan 15, 2017

Takanashi misses first podium of season

Sara Takanashi missed her first World Cup podium of the season on Sunday, while Norway’s Maren Lundby won and Japan’s Yuki Ito was second. Competing in the eighth event of the young season, Takanashi, runner-up on Saturday in her home meet, could only manage ...

Unknown Hintermann captures combined race

Jan 14, 2017

Unknown Hintermann captures combined race

Wearing the No. 51 bib of a total longshot, Swiss skier Niels Hintermann took advantage of the starting order to win a World Cup Alpine combined race on Friday. Hintermann was 23rd-fastest in the morning slalom, and that proved the key to victory. With ...

Jan 9, 2017

Unrivalled Takanashi tops World Cup podium again

Sara Takanashi eased to her fifth World Cup victory of the season on Sunday, winning the sixth competition by almost 30 points. The 20-year-old leaped 124 meters in her first attempt and encored with the day’s longest jump of 129 meters on the 137-meter ...

Jan 8, 2017

Takanashi wins fourth World Cup meet of season

Sara Takanashi made it four wins out of five on the season’s ski jumping world tour on Saturday, marking her 48th career World Cup win, while her Japanese compatriot Yuki Ito jumped to third. In a rare large-hill women’s competition, the 20-year-old had leaps ...

Jan 7, 2017

Ski Association drops sponsorship

The Ski Association of Japan rescinded its sponsorship of five snowboarders on Friday after three underage halfpipe riders were caught drinking last February in Sapporo. The three were in the company of two adult boarders, who were punished for giving their tacit approval to ...

Jan 6, 2017

Maze may reconsider decision to retire

For all the fuss in Tina Maze’s home country about her farewell ski race on Saturday, it might not be her last race after all. The two-time Olympic champion from Slovenia told The Associated Press on Thursday that she might reconsider her decision to ...

Moelgg ends eight-year wait with World Cup slalom win

Jan 6, 2017

Moelgg ends eight-year wait with World Cup slalom win

As soon as Italian veteran Manfred Moelgg crossed the line at a men’s World Cup night slalom on Thursday, Alberto Tomba pumped his fist in the finish area. The slalom great from the 1980s and ’90s was ecstatic for Moelgg ending an almost eight-year ...

Dec 28, 2016

Shiffrin claims second GS victory

A few days after Mikaela Shiffrin spent Christmas at Manuela Moelgg’s home in Italy and trained with her, the American and the Italian finished first and third in a women’s World Cup giant slalom on Tuesday. Shiffrin held on to her first-run lead on ...