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Vonn takes downhill for 62nd career World Cup win

Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday’s downhill, the 30-year-old American now has the chance to secure a 62nd career win in ...

Dec 19, 2014

Miller on track to race in January

Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing November surgery on a disc in his back. U.S. Ski Team men’s head coach Sasha Rearick says the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Park City, Utah, this week, ...

Dec 15, 2014

Hirscher wins again to assume lead

Marcel Hirscher was bitterly disappointed to discover he would not be skiing on his favorite French slope but going to the icy-cold Sweden mountains instead. The switch worked out perfectly. The Austrian won Sunday’s World Cup slalom to add to his crushing victory in ...

Dec 14, 2014

Fannemel claims first ski jump win

Anders Fannemel of Norway earned his first career ski jump World Cup victory on Saturday by finishing first in a large hill night event. Fannemel jumped 132 and 133 meters for a total score of 263.1 points, 5.8 points ahead of Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer, ...

Dec 14, 2014

Pietilae-Holmner edges out Maze

Swedish skier Maria Pietilae-Holmner did just enough to protect her first-run lead and win a World Cup slalom race Saturday, beating overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by just .06 seconds. After winning Friday’s giant slalom, Maze was eyeing a 27th World Cup win ...

Hirscher races to giant slalom win

Dec 13, 2014

Hirscher races to giant slalom win

Marcel Hirscher of Austria was fastest in both runs Friday to easily win an icy World Cup giant slalom raced under floodlights, finishing more than one second ahead of his archrival Ted Ligety. Hirscher posted a combined time of 2 minutes, 30.18 seconds, with ...

Vonn leads U.S. sweep

Dec 7, 2014

Vonn leads U.S. sweep

Lindsey Vonn punctuated her piercing scream after crossing the finish line by yelling “Yes!!!” as she fell to the snow. Finally, her surgically repaired right knee was OK. Finally, she could attack a course again. And finally, she was back. Vonn was vintage Vonn ...

Dec 7, 2014

Ski jumper Takanashi places third

Defending champion Sara Takanashi finishes third in the women’s World Cup ski jumping season opener on Friday with Slovenia’s Spela Rogelj earning the victory. Thanks to an impressive second jump of 99 meters, Rogelj finished with 267.3 points to edge out Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz ...

Kasai rolls back years with share of first place

Nov 30, 2014

Kasai rolls back years with share of first place

Noriaki Kasai, the 42-year-old ski jumping legend, wrote another page in his remarkable story when he claimed joint first place at the World Cup event with Switzerland’s Simon Ammann on Saturday. Kasai, who has been on the global circuit since 1989, has appeared at ...

Ammann beats Japan duo

Nov 29, 2014

Ammann beats Japan duo

Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann snatched victory with his last jump in the World Cup on Friday, thwarting a double Japanese challenge. The 33-year-old Swiss put in a jump of 142 meters on his second attempt on the large hill for a winning total ...

Nov 23, 2014

Japan places second at team ski jump

Sochi Olympic bronze ski jump medalist Japan managed a runnerup finish against Olympic champion Germany in the men’s team event at a World Cup meet on Saturday. The team from Sochi, comprising Reruhi Shimizu, Daiki Ito, Noriaki Kasai and Taku Takeuchi, took second ahead ...

Nov 21, 2014

Speedskater Kodaira triumphs in 500-meter race

Nao Kodaira beat Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea in the women’s 500 meters to claim her first World Cup win in the second event of the season on Friday. Kodaira powered home in 38.05 seconds, while Lee had to make do with ...