Alpine skiing

Italy's Federica Brignone competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2020 - 3:52 am
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race on Sunday, strengthening her runner-up position in the standings. The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally. The American three-time...
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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 8:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The international ski federation on Wednesday canceled the first World Cup races scheduled for the...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles as she gets to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
January 26, 2020 - 4:11 am
BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Following three weeks without a win in her favorite technical events, Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back with two triumphs in speed races in three days. The three-time overall champion from the United States won a women’s World Cup super-G Sunday, two days after she won a...
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Italy's Elena Curtoni, center, winner of the alpine ski women's World Cup downhill, celebrates with second placed Italy's Marta Bassino, left, and third placed Italy's Federica Brignone, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 25, 2020 - 7:20 am
BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Elena Curtoni led an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s World Cup downhill on Saturday for her first career victory, while Mikaela Shiffrin placed fourth. A late starter with bib No. 28, Curtoni benefited from improving visibility as the sun came out on the technically...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles at the finish line during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 24, 2020 - 5:19 am
BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky course to win a women’s World Cup downhill Friday for her fifth victory of the season and first in 2020. The three-time overall champion from the United States was one third of a second off the lead at her second split but remained flawless...
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Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates at the finish area during an alpine ski, World Cup women's giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 18, 2020 - 3:42 pm
SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — In a World Cup race that nearly ended in a triple dead heat, Federica Brignone and Petra Vlhova shared a giant slalom victory Saturday in which Mikaela Shiffrin finished 0.01 seconds behind in third. “I’ve also been on the good side of the hundredths many times," Shiffrin...
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Austria's Matthias Mayer arrives at the finish area during an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
January 17, 2020 - 9:09 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Taking advantage of a new race rule, Matthias Mayer scored a rare win for a downhill specialist in a World Cup combined event on Friday. A new format this season gave Mayer first use of the slalom course as leader after the morning downhill. In previous seasons, the...
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First placed United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Lienz, Austria, Sunday Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
December 29, 2019 - 9:17 am
LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin keeps closing in on the many Alpine skiing records held by retired standout Lindsey Vonn. Shiffrin earned her 43rd career World Cup slalom win Sunday with another dominant performance, posting the fastest times in both runs to beat her Slovakian rival Petra...
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File-This Aug. 23, 2013, file photo shows Serena Williams, of the United States, looking up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been voted the AP Female Athlete of the Decade for 2010 to 2019. Williams won 12 of her professional-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the past 10 years. No other woman won more than three in that span. She also tied a record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 and collected a tour-leading 37 titles in all during the decade. Gymnast Simone Biles finished second in the vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Swimmer Katie Ledecky was third, followed by ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. And then there was the celebrity status...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Lienz, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Piermarco Tacca)
December 28, 2019 - 7:57 am
LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up an eventful return from her 11-day break from World Cup racing on Saturday, dominating a giant slalom for her 63rd career victory. After nearly arriving too late for the opening run, Shiffrin posted the fastest time in both legs to win by a big...
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