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Vonn wants to race in men's downhill

Lindsey Vonn's request to race against men in a World Cup downhill will be studied again by the International Ski Federation (FIS) next week. The United States team will make the formal proposal at pre-season meetings hosted by FIS in Zurich, the governing body announced earlier this week. The revived plan is ...

Snowboarder Totsuka triumphs in World Cup series debut

/ Sep 8, 2017

Snowboarder Totsuka triumphs in World Cup series debut

Yuto Totsuka won the men's halfpipe in snowboard's World Cup series Friday, while compatriot and 2014 Sochi Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano finished runner-up. The 15-year-old Totsuka, winner of the Japan national championships in March making his debut in the World Cup, scored 93.25 points ...

Takanashi wins summer Grand Prix meet

/ Aug 20, 2017

Takanashi wins summer Grand Prix meet

Sara Takanashi won the women's ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition Saturday, making up for the disappointment of being disqualified for not weighing enough relative to her ski length in the previous day's event. Takanashi sat in second place behind fellow Japanese Yuki Ito after ...

Ito nabs Grand Prix win; Takanashi DQ'd

/ Aug 19, 2017

Ito nabs Grand Prix win; Takanashi DQ'd

Yuki Ito won the second event of the women's ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition on Friday, while Sara Takanashi was disqualified in the qualification because her ski length did not meet regulations. Ito, who was third at the season's first meet last week, soared ...

U.S. bobsledder Holcomb dies at 37

/ May 7, 2017

U.S. bobsledder Holcomb dies at 37

Steven Holcomb was simultaneously ordinary and remarkable. America's best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed his ...

/ Apr 3, 2017

Japan wins one, loses one at curling worlds

Japan won its second straight game at the men's curling world championship with a 9-6 victory over the Netherlands but lost 7-4 to Scotland on Sunday, the second day of competition. SC Karuizawa, which beat Italy 9-5 on Saturday as it looks to get a ...