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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 lost an edge and crashed near ...

Ligety triumphs in season-opening giant slalom

Oct 25, 2015

Ligety triumphs in season-opening giant slalom

American standout Ted Ligety earned his 25th career World Cup win Sunday, overcoming a tough course to take the season-opening giant slalom. Trying to regain dominance in his strongest discipline, the Olympic and world GS champion held on to his first-run lead to beat ...

Italian Brignone triumphs in season-opening giant slalom

Oct 24, 2015

Italian Brignone triumphs in season-opening giant slalom

Federica Brignone of Italy earned her first career World Cup win at the season-opening women’s giant slalom on Saturday. Brignone held on to a commanding first-run lead to beat last year’s winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States by 0.85 seconds. It was Brignone’s ...

Vonn playing it safe, won't race in opener

Oct 24, 2015

Vonn playing it safe, won't race in opener

Lindsey Vonn will skip Saturday’s first race of the Alpine skiing season as she doesn’t feel confident about the icy conditions on the race hill, 10 weeks after fracturing an ankle bone. The four-time overall World Cup champion returned successfully to training on skis ...

Oct 23, 2015

Vonn recovering after ankle injury

Lindsey Vonn felt “awesome” after resuming ski training free of pain on Thursday, 10 weeks after fracturing a bone in her left ankle and just two days before the new World Cup season starts. The four-time overall champion made eight practice runs on a ...

World Cup champion Fenninger to miss season after knee injury

Oct 22, 2015

World Cup champion Fenninger to miss season after knee injury

Two-time overall champion Anna Fenninger will miss the entire World Cup season after seriously damaging her right knee during a training crash on Wednesday, three days before the Alpine skiing circuit starts. The Austrian skier underwent surgery after tearing ligaments in a fall during ...

Oct 16, 2015

Bode Miller taking sabbatical from skiing

Bode Miller will leave all the racing this season to his horses. The six-time Olympic medalist is taking a break from competing on the World Cup circuit to spend more time with his family, test out a new line of ski equipment and oversee ...

Sep 12, 2015

Takanashi clinches fourth straight summer Grand Prix title

Teenager Sara Takanashi secured her fourth consecutive women’s individual summer Grand Prix overall title on Saturday after victory in the penultimate event of the series in Almaty. The 18-year-old from Hokkaido has won all four events this season and secured the overall title ahead ...

Sep 6, 2015

Takanashi stays perfect in summer season

Sara Takanashi dominated Saturday’s Ladies’ Grand Prix in Chaikovsky, Russia, to remain perfect in two competitions this season. Takanashi began with an unbeatable 101.5-meter jump on the HS 106, K 95 hill. She followed with a 99.5-meter second jump that ran her points total ...

Aug 13, 2015

Skier Vonn breaks ankle in training

Lindsey Vonn, the most successful woman ski racer, said she broke her ankle while training in New Zealand on Thursday. “Unfortunately I crashed today and have a small fracture in my ankle,” Vonn wrote on her Twitter account. “Headed home now.” The 30-year-old from ...

Aug 1, 2015

Takanashi retains title at Miyanomori

Teenage ski jumping star Sara Takanashi successfully defended her title at the Miyanomori summer jump in Sapporo on Saturday. Takanashi, a two-time overall championship winner on the winter World Cup circuit, followed up a first jump of 87.5 meters with a 92-meter effort on ...

Mar 23, 2015

Kodaira wins overall distance title

Nao Kodaira placed third in the women’s 500 meters in the season-ending speed-skating World Cup, giving her enough to win her first career individual overall distance title on Sunday. Kodaira timed 38.49 seconds, behind Americans Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe, who were first and ...