Women's skiing

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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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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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec competes during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 18, 2018 - 8:52 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — It was just about a year ago when Ilka Stuhec gave up on her dream of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Coming off a career season that included a gold medal in the downhill at the world championships and the season-long World Cup downhill title, Stuhec...
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A rescue helicopter leaves with on board Switzerland's Marc Gisin after he crashed on the course during a men's World Cup downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 16, 2018 - 9:45 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The Swiss team says that "scans on the skull showed no serious injury" to Marc Gisin following his dramatic crash in a World Cup downhill but the skier does have several broken bones elsewhere on his body. A team statement Sunday says Gisin fractured several ribs...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, foreground, and United States' Mikaela Shiffrin compete in a women's World Cup parallel slalom, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 09, 2018 - 7:54 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won her third straight World Cup event Sunday, beating Petra Vlhova in the head-to-head final of parallel slalom. Shiffrin trailed midway down the course after clipping a gate, but led her Slovakian opponent through the final three gates to win by 0...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates at the finish area of a women's World Cup super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 08, 2018 - 9:20 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup super-G on Saturday, confirming the slalom great's arrival as a pure speed racer and all-round threat. Shiffrin, who got her first career super-G win last weekend, was 0.28 seconds faster than Lara Gut-Behrami and 0.42 clear of third-...
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Valentina Shevchenko, left, UFC women's flyweight fighter and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC women's strawweight fighter face off at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 12:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006. They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time. A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this time under the...
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