Alpine skiing

FILE -In this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the United States hold the Stars and Stripes during the flower ceremony for the Women's super-G at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Vonn announced Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
Lindsey Vonn has only two races remaining on her aching knees. The women's all-time leader in World Cup wins announced Friday that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. The 34-year-old Vonn had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, right, and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, left, both winners of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, celebrate on the podium in Maribor, Slovenia, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 01, 2019 - 9:55 am
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova added a draw to their season-long rivalry Friday, sharing victory in the final women's World Cup giant slalom before the world championships. Shiffrin, the Olympic champion in the event, held a lead of 0.48 seconds over Vlhova after the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles after winning the women's World Cup slalom ski event in Killington, Vt. Returning to the venue of her first World Cup win in 2012, Shiffrin will be a multi-medal threat at the Feb. 5-17 world championships in Are, Sweden. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 31, 2019 - 5:50 am
A year after the Pyeongchang Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin is set for another multi-medal chase. And there are some more records on the table, too. The Feb. 5-17 skiing world championships in Are, Sweden, will see Shiffrin return to the resort where she celebrated her first World Cup win in 2012,...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 23, 2019 - 9:13 am
Lindsey Von isn't quite done yet. The most successful female World Cup skier in history says she remains "hopeful" that she can fix her ailing knees. Writing on Instagram, she says "I'm taking things day by day and we will see what happens. I know that I might not get the ending to my career that I...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn holds a bunch of flowers she was given after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A passing of the torch moment. A generational transformation marked by a veteran's tears and the unbridled joy of youth. Call it what you want, it seemed like destiny played a role when Mikaela Shiffrin won what could very well turn out to be Lindsey Vonn's last race...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn waves as she stands in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 21, 2019 - 4:59 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is going to take "the next couple/few days" to decide her future. Battling pain in both of her knees and after failing to finish better than ninth in three races this weekend, Vonn said Sunday that immediate retirement from ski racing "is a possibility...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn waves as she stands in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 20, 2019 - 11:42 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier's surgically repaired knees simply don't let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too severe; the psychological impact too much to...
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France's Clement Noel celebrates after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Wengen, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 20, 2019 - 10:59 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Showing the maturity of a widely touted future star, Clement Noel held off a fierce Austrian challenge in a World Cup slalom Sunday for his first career win. The 21-year-old Frenchman saw his first-run lead almost vanish before crossing the line 0.08 seconds ahead of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan.19, 2018 file photo, United States' Julia Mancuso, left, smiles next to United States' Lindsey Vonn at an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the skiing World Cup circuit — and she couldn't be happier to do it in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn says, "If there's a place — minus Lake Louise — that I could make a return then I think Cortina would be No. 1 on my list." Vonn has won 12 of her 82 World Cup victories in Cortina. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 12:23 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 7:36 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer made it back-to-back World Cup downhill victories with another win Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth in the second race of her return from injury. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday's race,...
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