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Jan 10, 2015

Takanashi notches first win of season

Teen sensation Sara Takanashi captured her first title of the season with an overwhelming victory at a World Cup in Sapporo on Saturday. The 18-year-old Takanashi, who is seeking her third consecutive overall World Cup title, had leaps of 97 and 98 meters for ...

Jan 7, 2015

Kasai rewrites mark at Four Hills

Veteran ski jumper Noriaki Kasai pulled off another vintage performance with a second-place finish in the final event of the annual Four Hills competition in Bischofshofen, Austria, on Tuesday. With his second podium appearance in as many competitions, Kasai extended his World Cup record ...

Jan 5, 2015

Kasai takes bronze in latest meet

Veteran ski jumper Noriaki Kasai took the bronze for his third podium finish of the season at a World Cup meet on Sunday. Kasai, 42, nailed jumps of 128.5 and 132 meters for a total of 263.7 points on the K-120 large hill in ...

Jan 4, 2015

Endo takes third in moguls final

Sho Endo came third for a podium finish in the six-man moguls final to put himself atop the overall World Cup freestyle skiing standings on Saturday. Endo scored 82.47 points for the bronze behind Canadians Mikael Kingsbury and Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh, his second straight podium ...

Jan 4, 2015

Germany tops Norway; Japan fourth

Germany won a Nordic combined World Cup team event when Johannes Rydzek held off Norway’s Joergen Graabak in the cross-country race on Saturday. The German team of Eric Frenzel, Tino Edelmann, Bjoern Kircheisen and Rydzek started first after winning the ski jump and maintained ...

Bode fighting for fitness

Jan 3, 2015

Bode fighting for fitness

Six-time Olympic skiing medalist Bode Miller said Friday he’s unsure if he will be fully recovered in time to race at the world championships in Colorado next month after undergoing surgery on a herniated disk in his back. Miller said he was squeezing in ...

Austrians off to horrendous start

Dec 25, 2014

Austrians off to horrendous start

Without a podium finish in the first three races, the Austrian downhill team is having its worst start to a World Cup season in 25 years as the former “Wunderteam” has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last ...

Dec 23, 2014

Neureuther victorious in slalom

Felix Neureuther took advantage of soft snow conditions to win a World Cup slalom race Monday night and take the lead in the discipline standings from Austrian rival Marcel Hirscher, who finished only seventh. Leading after the opening leg, Neureuther clocked a two-run combined ...

Dec 22, 2014

Koudelka tops Swiss great Ammann

Roman Koudelka edged four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann for victory in a World Cup event Sunday on the Swiss veteran’s home hill. Koudelka of the Czech Republic leaped 135.5 and 138.5 meters to score 289.6 points, 5.2 ahead of 33-year-old Ammann who jumped 134 ...

Vonn takes downhill for 62nd career World Cup win

Dec 21, 2014

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 ...

Vonn wins World Cup downhill in France

Dec 20, 2014

Vonn wins World Cup downhill in France

American skier Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill race Saturday on the same course where she re-injured her troublesome right knee one year ago, clinching a 61st career victory to continue her strong comeback following two operations. Vonn had a clean run on ...

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, ...