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World Cup champion Hirscher breaks ankle

Six-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has broken his left ankle and will be in a cast for six weeks. The Austrian ski federation says the 28-year-old Hirscher straddled a gate at the Moelltaler glacier during his first day on skis ahead of the season, which starts Oct. 29. He ...

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 ...

/ Mar 19, 2017

Onozuka makes halfpipe history

Ayana Onozuka became the first Japanese male or female to win a halfpipe gold medal at the freestyle skiing world championships on Saturday. Onozuka qualified for the women's final with the second-best mark. The Sochi Olympic bronze medalist produced a score of 89.80 points in ...