Alpine skiing

First placed Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates at the finish area at the end of a ski World Cup men's slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing's history book on Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 08, 2019 - 4:01 pm
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova of Slovakia won a women's World Cup night slalom Tuesday, denying Mikaela Shiffrin a record-equaling eighth consecutive win in the discipline. Racing in dense snowfall, Vlhova was third after the opening run but posted the fastest second-run time. Vlhova fell on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend, Jan. 12-13, 2019, for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
January 07, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. It will be her first ski races of the season after hurting her knee and sitting out six events. "I'm NOT done yet!!!," Vonn wrote Monday on...
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Austria's Marcel Hirscher, center, winner of an an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, poses with second placed France's Alexis Pinturault, left, and third placed Austria's Manuel Feller, in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 06, 2019 - 12:00 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Marcel Hirscher returned to winning ways Sunday, triumphing in the first men's World Cup slalom of 2019 after he had missed the podium in the last two races. The seven-time overall champion trailed Austrian teammate Marco Schwarz after the opening leg but posted the fastest...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 05, 2019 - 12:27 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In the rhythmic style of a dancer, Mikaela Shiffrin approached yet another record on Saturday. The American skier dominated the first women's World Cup slalom of 2019 to match her personal best winning streak in the discipline with seven straight victories. Rivals were awed...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an Alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Semmering, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 29, 2018 - 9:57 am
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup. In the last race of 2018, the American added her...
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First placed Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates with second placed Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg, left, and third placed France's Tessa Worley in the finish area an Alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Semmering, Austria, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 28, 2018 - 9:33 am
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova became the first Slovakian winner of a women's World Cup giant slalom on Friday, benefiting from first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin's uncharacteristic second run which saw the Olympic champion drop to fifth. Vlhova buried her face in her hands after completing...
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Slovenia's Klemen Kosi not seen in the picture is carried by an helicopter to be transferred to an hospital after crashing during a ski World Cup Men's Downhill in Bormio, Italy, Friday, Dec.28, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 28, 2018 - 8:08 am
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital with suspected facial trauma after crashing in a World Cup downhill. Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course Friday and tumbled through two layers of safety...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during a ski World Cup women's Slalom race, in Courchevel, France, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
December 22, 2018 - 4:26 am
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin overcame a rare error in World Cup slalom on Saturday to lead the first run by just 0.04 seconds. Shiffrin lost speed through a combination of gates but made up time lower down the Courchevel course to edge ahead of Petra Vlhova. Slovakia's Vlhova was...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts in the finish area after winning a ski World Cup women's Giant Slalom race, in Courchevel, France, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 21, 2018 - 8:09 am
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin appears unstoppable. The 23-year-old American won a giant slalom Friday for her 49th career World Cup victory as she continued her march to a third straight season-long overall title. It was a fourth successive win for Shiffrin who sat out the races in Val...
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