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Jan 19, 2014

Snowboarders Aono, Okada win

Ryo Aono won the men’s halfpipe gold medal and Rana Okada led a Japanese sweep of the podium in the women’s competition at a snowboard freestyle World Cup meet in Stoneham, Quebec, on Saturday. Aono grabbed his first World Cup title of the season ...

Jan 19, 2014

Takanashi soars to 17th career title

Teenage ski jumper Sara Takanashi set a Japanese record for career World Cup wins on Sunday when she finished first for the second day in a row at the women’s individual meet. The 17-year-old Sochi Olympic gold medal hope claimed her 17th title with ...

Takanashi wins shortened meet

Jan 18, 2014

Takanashi wins shortened meet

Sochi Olympic gold medal hopeful Sara Takanashi posted her seventh World Cup win of the season on Saturday in a competition that was cut to one round of jumps. The 17-year-old from Hokkaido fell after landing on her first jump, but her distance of ...

Jan 18, 2014

Kasai soars to victory at HTB Cup

Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai, Japan’s Sochi Olympic captain, got in a successful warm-up for next month’s Winter Games with a victory on Saturday at the HTB Cup. The 41-year-old Kasai, who this month became the oldest man to win a World Cup ski jumping ...

Shiffrin blows away field to capture World Cup slalom

Jan 15, 2014

Shiffrin blows away field to capture World Cup slalom

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin cemented her status as the best slalom skier in the women’s World Cup on Tuesday, winning a night race just 38 days before the same event at the Sochi Olympics. Shiffrin held on to a commanding 0.90-second first-run lead to ...

Jan 13, 2014

Ageless jumper Kasai earns bronze

Noriaki Kasai made his second podium finish in as many days Sunday, taking the bronze medal a day after becoming the oldest ski jumper to triumph on the World Cup circuit. In the 14th individual competition, the 41-year-old Kasai scored 365.8 points for his ...

Takanashi catapults to15th World Cup victory

Jan 12, 2014

Takanashi catapults to15th World Cup victory

Teenage ski jumper Sara Takanashi soared to a record-stretching 15th World Cup victory Sunday, her second win in two days, stepping up her bid for gold at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. “I have nothing to worry about,” the 17-year-old high school student said ...

Jan 12, 2014

Neureuther wins giant slalom

Defending champion Ted Ligety and Bode Miller skied out of their runs on the bumpy course of the World Cup giant slalom race won by Felix Neureuther of Germany on Saturday. Ligety, third after the first run, was poised to take the lead but ...

Kasai soars to World Cup record

Jan 12, 2014

Kasai soars to World Cup record

Noriaki Kasai, 41, became the oldest ski jumper to win on the World Cup circuit Saturday. Kasai led the field with a 196-meter effort in the first round of jumps and added a leap of 197 meters in the second round to earn a ...

Takanashi claims record 14th victory

Jan 11, 2014

Takanashi claims record 14th victory

Teenager Sara Takanashi claimed victory to win a record 14th career individual World Cup title at the Sapporo meet on Saturday. The 17-year-old Takanashi soared with leaps of 99 and 94.5 meters on the HS 100-meter, K-90 hill for a total of 254.5 points ...

Vonn to miss Sochi Games

Jan 8, 2014

Vonn to miss Sochi Games

Less than two weeks after reconstructive right knee surgery in February 2013, Lindsey Vonn already was sounding a positive note, saying she was “really looking forward to Sochi” and defending her Olympic downhill gold medal. Along the way to the next Winter Games, though, ...

Neureuther captures slalom, rips IOC over Pyeongchang

Jan 7, 2014

Neureuther captures slalom, rips IOC over Pyeongchang

Regaining his health from a series of injuries and falls, German skier Felix Neureuther announced himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by edging first-run leader Marcel Hirscher to win a World Cup slalom on Monday night. Then Neureuther used the spotlight ...