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Vonn clinches World Cup super-G title and equals Stenmark

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals. The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record number of crystal globes in women’s Alpine skiing to 19, equaling ...

Mar 19, 2015

Vonn claims downhill title

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup downhill title for the seventh time after winning the last race in the discipline on Wednesday at the season-ending finals. Her seven downhill titles and her 18th crystal globe are both records for women. “It’s incredible after being ...

Mar 16, 2015

Kearney ends WC career with win

Hannah Kearney won the race, tied the record and took home another crystal globe. Make that two crystal globes. The world’s most consistent moguls skier for the past decade closed her World Cup career Sunday with a victory in a dual moguls contest in ...

Mar 16, 2015

Knegt, Choi capture world titles

Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands and South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong won the men’s and women’s overall titles Sunday at the short-track speedskating world championships. In a tense finish, Knegt beat his closest rival Park Se-yeong of South Korea by 0.023 seconds in the final ...

Mar 16, 2015

Kasai finishes second

Noriaki Kasai eclipsed his own mark when he placed second for the oldest podium finish at a World Cup ski jumping competition in Oslo on Sunday. Kasai, who is 42 years, 9 months, had leaps of 128.5 meters on both runs for a total ...

Hirscher claims World Cup giant slalom title

Mar 15, 2015

Hirscher claims World Cup giant slalom title

Marcel Hirscher sealed the World Cup giant slalom title and took another step toward the overall prize when he finished second to France’s Alexis Pinturault in Kranjska Gora on Saturday. Pinturault claimed his second win of the season after the Kitzbuehel super-combined, beating the ...

Takanashi collects sixth title of season

Mar 14, 2015

Takanashi collects sixth title of season

Sara Takanashi triumphed in the season-ending World Cup event to claim her sixth individual title of the season, but narrowly missed her third consecutive overall championship on Friday. The 18-year-old Takanashi had leaps of 128 and 127 meters en route to winning her fourth ...

Mar 8, 2015

Japan takes ski jump team bronze

The sushi-powered Japanese ski jumping team of veteran Noriaki Kasai, Daiki Ito, Taku Takeuchi and Shohei Tochimoto secured a podium finish in third at a World Cup event in Finland on Saturday. Kasai was the team’s standout with leaps of 125.5 and 126 meters ...

Mar 7, 2015

Kadono victorious at Burton U.S. Open

Teenager Yuki Kadono took the Burton U.S. Open slopestyle contest Friday, beating defending champion Mark McMorris with back-to-back, 1620-degree jumps on his final run. The 18-year-old, who finished eighth at the Olympics last year, added this victory to a win two weeks ago at ...

Mar 7, 2015

Watabe claims Nordic combined victory

Akito Watabe secured his first World Cup win in a year on Friday in the 15th event of the Nordic combined series in Finland. Watabe started the 10-km cross country leg in joint eighth place after the ski jump with 112.9 points and a ...

Mar 1, 2015

Japan misses team ski jump medal

Japan, featuring veteran Noriaki Kasai, was left out of the medals after coming fourth in the ski jumping team competition at the world ski championships on Saturday. The team of Kasai, Daiki Ito, Junshiro Kobayashi and Taku Takeuchi finished with a total score of ...

Mar 1, 2015

Onozuka gets first halfpipe victory

Ayana Onozuka claimed her first championship on the World Cup circuit after winning a women’s freestyle halfpipe competition in Park City, Utah, on Saturday. Onozuka scored 83.60 points in the final for the top podium spot ahead of Germany’s Sabrina Cakmakli (79.80) and Janina ...

Feb 28, 2015

Hoshino places second in moguls

Junko Hoshino produced a career high when she placed second in a women’s freestyle moguls World Cup competition at Tazawako ski resort on Saturday. Hoshino was runnerup to 2010 Vancouver Olympic champion Hannah Kearney of the United States. Canada’s Audrey Robichaud was third. Until ...