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  • Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill

    Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill
    SOCHI, Russia --In a rare tie in Alpine skiing, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland each won Olympic gold Wednesday in the women's downhill. The pair sped down the 1.69-mile Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute 41.57 seconds. Lara Gut...
  • Russian skier breaks back in Sochi skicross training accident

    Russian skier breaks back in Sochi skicross training accident
    SOCHI, Russia -- Freestyler skier Maria Komissarova of Russia is recovering after a 6 1/2-hour surgery following a training accident at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Saturday while preparing for the Sochi Olympics women's skicross event next week, according...
  • Jackie Wiles earns Olympics downhill start and meets Picabo Street

    Jackie Wiles earns Olympics downhill start and meets Picabo Street
    SOCHI, Russia — Saturday was a day young Jackie Wiles won't soon forget. On the same day in Sochi, the U.S. ski team rookie racer both secured a start in next Wednesday's Olympic women's downhill and and got to meet meet Picabo Street in the...
  • Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill

    Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — One my favorite pre-Olympic alpine events is the Austrian “bake-off” for four downhill starting spots. Unlike the World Cup circuit, each country is only allowed four entries in Olympic events. That cranks up...
  • Vonn preparing to race in Canada

    Vonn preparing to race in Canada
    Lindsey Vonn is scheduled to do the official downhill training run Wednesday at Lake Louise, Alberta, the U.S. Ski Team said Tuesday evening. Vonn will decide after a second training run Thursday whether she will compete in the World Cup races at Lake...
  • Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety keep on winning

    Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety keep on winning
    Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety didn't take much of a break after the Sochi Games. They simply put their gold medals in a safe place and set out to make more memories. The whirlwind continued Saturday for America's heroes when...
  • Lindsey Vonn says her comeback is nearly complete

    Lindsey Vonn says her comeback is nearly complete
    VAIL, Colo. -- Lindsey Vonn says she isn't just ready to race again, she's ready to win again. The star of the U.S. Ski Team said Friday she is way ahead of schedule in her rehabilitation less than a year after suffering a severe knee injury at the...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...
  • 'Super Jules' is after more gold

     'Super Jules' is after more gold
    Julia Mancuso, the Olympic gold medalist in alpine skiing, will celebrate her 30th birthday in March. But before she blows out the candles on that milestone-birthday cake, she's got something to check off of her to-do list: Add some more metal to her...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn

    Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn
    Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade. Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • U.S. skiers felled in hard crashes at Sochi Paralympics

    U.S. skiers felled in hard crashes at Sochi Paralympics
    The warm weather that made for tricky conditions during the 2014 Sochi Olympics has stuck around for the Paralympics. Competing under sunny skies, two American women crashed hard in the super-G on Monday and had to be removed from the mountain by...