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Palander's skis stolen during slalom race
KITZBUEHEL, Austria
World champion Kalle Palander's skis were stolen between World Cup slalom runs on Saturday, forcing the Finn to use backup skis for the second run. The 2003 World Cup slalom champion finished the day in 18th place as 21-year-old Jens Byggmark posted his first career win.
"Somebody stole them," Palander said. "But it was not a normal thief."
Palander said he went to the parking lot after finishing 30th in the opening leg. He put his skis against the team vehicle, in which technician Sepp Percht was sitting, and left them momentarily unattended. When Palander returned to the car just before taking the ski lift for the second run, he discovered the skis were missing.
Draws in Four Nations
GUANGZHOU, China
The United States drew 1-1 with England and defending World Cup champion Germany drew 0-0 with China yesterday in the second round of matches in the Four Nations women's soccer tournament.
The Americans went ahead 1-0 on Heather O'Reilly's header in the 17th, but England equalized in the 47th on a strike by Alexandra Scott.
Germany's match was overshadowed hours earlier by an injury to its No. 1 goalkeeper, 35-year-old Silke Rottenberg. She twisted her left knee in practice Saturday, which could put her in doubt for the World Cup in 7 1/2 months in China.
Kildow takes Super-G
SAN SICARIO, Italy
Lindsey Kildow of the United States won the women's World Cup Super-G event yesterday to deprive Austrian rival Renate Goetschl of a third victory on the mountain. The American finished 17 hundredths ahead of the 31-year-old Goetschl with another Austrian, Christine Sponring, placing third.
In Kitzbuhel, Austria, Sweden's in-form Jens Byggmark won his second men's World Cup slalom within the space of 24 hours yesterday. He beat Saturday's runner-u, Austria's Mario Matt, by three hundredths of a second.


Updated : 2021-08-05 20:30 GMT+08:00