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Thomas Dressen of Germany skis down the course during the men's World Cup downhill ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 4:44 pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — In a stunning return from serious injury, Thomas Dressen won a World Cup downhill in his comeback race on Saturday. Dressen returned to action, wearing bib No. 13, exactly one year to the day after he blew out his right knee and dislocated a shoulder crashing at Beaver...
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Italy's Marta Bassino celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Killington, Vt., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 30, 2019 - 1:39 pm
KILLINGTON, Vt (AP) — Marta Bassino led an Italian 1-2 as a World Cup giant slalom victory at Killington eluded Mikaela Shiffrin again on Saturday. Bassino sealed a first career win by retaining her first-run lead to edge Federica Brignone by 0.26 seconds. Brignone, who won this race last year, was...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's slalom in Levi, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
November 23, 2019 - 7:24 am
LEVI, Finland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has set the all-time World Cup record for most slalom wins by any skier after earning her 41st career victory in the discipline at the season-opening race on Saturday. The American beat the 32-year-old best mark from Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who won 40...
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France's Alexis Pinturault speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 27, 2019 - 5:14 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault edged French teammate Mathieu Faivre in the first run to lead the World Cup season-opening giant slalom on Sunday. Pinturault timed 1 minute, 7.10 seconds in spring-like, sunny conditions on the Rettenbach mountain glacier, while Faivre came two-hundredths...
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New Zealand's Alice Robinson celebrates winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 26, 2019 - 10:18 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — A coach who helped Lindsey Vonn become the winningest female skier of all time guided one of the sport's biggest prospects to her first World Cup victory on Saturday. Led by Chris Knight, New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson edged Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the...
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Primoz Roglic of Slovenia celebrates on the podium after winning La Vuelta cycling race in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 15, 2019 - 2:43 pm
MADRID (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 1988 file photo, Spanish skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa speeds down the slope during the first run for the Olympic slalom competition, at Mt. Allan in Nakiska, Alberta. A search squad of hundreds is combing a mountainous area outside Madrid 10 days after former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa went missing. Spain's National Police said Fernandez was last spotted on surveillance video at a shopping center on Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police found the body of former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa in a mountainous area near Madrid on Wednesday after days of searching for her. Police said a tracking dog came across a woman's body near a peak in the forested area. Unidentified...
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Colombia's Egan Bernal wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides with Britain's Geraint Thomas during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 59,5 kilometers (36,97 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, France, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 27, 2019 - 11:24 am
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday after the last Alpine...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey climbs the Galibier pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 12:51 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — With the Alps spread like giant teeth in front of him and rivals speeding away, seeking to steal the precious yellow jersey off his shoulders, Julian Alaphilippe switched off the part of the brain that stops normal people from taking death-defying risks...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, right, and Netherlands' Wout Poels ride during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Saint-Die-Des-Vosges and finish in Colmar, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
COLMAR, France (AP) — With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack and who, on his team, will fill the vacuum left by the British...
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