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Takanashi wins again

izenbach Austria 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 Iraschko-Stolz of Austria with ...

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 ...

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Jan 31, 2016

Takanashi wins sixth straight event

Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak to six events with a commanding victory at a women’s World Cup meet in Germany on Saturday. The 19-year-old from Hokkiado took the lead with a first jump of 104 meters and sealed victory with the day’s longest ...

Kasai places fourth in World Cup competition

Jan 30, 2016

Kasai places fourth in World Cup competition

Evergreen Noriaki Kasai finished fourth in Saturday’s World Cup competition, while teammate Daiki Ito was fifth. Peter Prevc won his eighth jump of the season, leading a trio of Slovenes on the podium with 299.0 points on Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium’s 134-meter, K-120 hill. ...

Jan 30, 2016

Watabe places second in Nordic combined event

Akito Watabe finished second at a Nordic combined World Cup event on Friday, making the podium for the third straight time after two third-place finishes a week earlier. The 27-year-old topped the rankings with his 107-meter jump scoring 133.2 points but couldn’t hold onto ...

Svindal out for season after crash

Jan 24, 2016

Svindal out for season after crash

Aksel Lund Svindal had all eyes on him once more after a World Cup downhill on Saturday, but this time not for the reason he wanted. Having won all but one of the five previous downhills this season, the overall World Cup leader picked ...

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to another World Cup victory

Jan 23, 2016

Ski jumper Takanashi soars to another World Cup victory

Sara Takanashi flew to her fifth straight World Cup win on Saturday, logging 241.3 points to improve to six victories in seven competitions this season. Takanashi logged 117.8 points on her first 94.5-meter jump to take the lead, and marked the day’s longest distance ...

Jan 23, 2016

Onozuka triumphs in women's World Cup halfpipe

Ayana Onozuka, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, captured her first women’s freestyle ski halfpipe title of the season at a World Cup event on Friday. The 27-year-old Onozuka, a former giant slalom skier who switched to halfpipe when it became an Olympic sport, prevailed ...

1984 Olympic champ Johnson dies

Jan 23, 2016

1984 Olympic champ Johnson dies

Bill Johnson craved speed — the faster, the better. He stole cars as a kid, got in trouble for it and was ordered by a judge to make a choice: Ski school or jail. Johnson picked the slopes and wound up taking the sport ...