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Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Dec 5, 2015

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn caught an edge with her left ski and was certain she was crashing. Somehow, she recovered. The mistake hardly even slowed her down as the American standout was her dominant self on a hill that’s become like a second home. Vonn won ...

Nov 29, 2015

Sinvdal wins Lake Louise downhill

Aksel Lund Svindal made a triumphant return to World Cup downhill in a place that has been good to him, winning the first race of the season Saturday. The 32-year-old Norwegian star Svindal recovered from a mistake on the upper third of the course ...

Nov 29, 2015

Shiffrin blazes to World Cup slalom victory

This is what happens when Mikaela Shiffrin gets really, really mad: She crushes the field and breaks records. No one could catch Shiffrin as she used an uncharacteristic fall the day before as fuel to power her down the hill. Shrugging off the disappointment, ...

Gut takes spoils in Aspen

Nov 28, 2015

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 ...

Kasai, 43, sets sights on Olympic gold

Nov 13, 2015

Kasai, 43, sets sights on Olympic gold

For Japanese athletes, it appears 50 is the new 30. A day after former international Kazuyoshi Miura expressed a desire to continue playing J. League soccer into his 50s, ski jumper Noriaki Kasai has raised the prospect of extending his career in the daredevil ...

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 ...