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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 ...

Jan 7, 2014

Kasai named to seventh Olympic team

The Ski Association of Japan announced Tuesday that 41-year-old ski jumper Noriaki Kasai will compete for Japan at next month’s Sochi Olympics when the body named seven athletes to the squad. It will be Kasai’s seventh consecutive appearance at the Olympics. Sara Takanashi, a ...

Jan 5, 2014

Takanashi suffers season's first loss

Sara Takanashi reached her fifth straight World Cup podium on Saturday, but failed to take first prize for the first time this season. The 17-year-old from Hokkaido won a bronze medal after placing sixth with her first jump of 98.5 meters on the HS ...

Takanashi jumps to victory again

Jan 4, 2014

Takanashi jumps to victory again

Sara Takanashi extended her domination of the women’s ski jump World Cup on Friday by earning her fourth straight victory to start the season, underlining her status as the overwhelming favorite for the Sochi Olympics. Takanashi landed jumps of 99 and 96.5 meters for ...

Teen Lehman seals second race slot

Jan 2, 2014

Teen Lehman seals second race slot

Emery Lehman will be heading back to high school in a few days. He’s going to need a lot of time off in February. The 17-year-old from suburban Chicago earned a second Olympic event with a thrilling victory over Jonathan Kuck in the 10,000 ...

Dec 29, 2013

Kasai second in ski jump qualifying

Noriaki Kasai was second in qualifying on Saturday for the first jump of the prestigious Four Hills tournament, while fellow veteran Takanobu Okabe failed to qualify. The 41-year-old Kasai, who is currently eighth on the World Cup circuit, received 151.2 points from his 135.0-meter ...