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Ryding becomes 1st British winner in Alpine skiing World Cup

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — Dave Ryding kneeled in the finish area and kissed the snow. A few meters away, his coach and ski technician cried in happiness. British ski racing had been ...

With Olympics looming, US downhiller Ganong gains speed

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — American downhiller Travis Ganong let out a scream and lifted his left arm in celebration as soon as he crossed the line. As the sixth starter, he had just ...

Kilde extends WCup downhill dominance with Kitzbühel win

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — When Aleksander Aamodt Kilde flipped through the photos on his phone Friday, just hours before one of the main World Cup downhills of the season, he got a dramatic reminder o...

FIS race director calls Zagreb race start ‘not acceptable’

The FIS race director of the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup said Saturday a slalom in Zagreb two days ago should not have been started, calling the decision-making process “not acceptable.” ...

Shiffrin rival Vlhova sticks to reduced World Cup schedule

Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova will stick to her reduced World Cup schedule this season, making it unlikely she'll become a threat to Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for the overall title. Init...

Djokovic to 'wait and see' if he'll go to Australian Open

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Novak Djokovic says he’s going to have to “wait and see” if he plays the Australian Open after tournament chief Craig Tiley confirmed that everyone who attends the first Grand Slam...

Back from injury, Shiffrin eyes World Cup record in Finland

Approaching a race weekend where she can set yet another Alpine skiing World Cup record might sound like business as usual to Mikaela Shiffrin. This time, it’s not. ...

Swiss skier Odermatt wins GS opener; American Radamus 6th

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt edged surprise first-run leader Roland Leitinger of Austria by .07 of a second Sunday to win the season-opening men’s World Cup giant slalom. ...

US skier Cochran-Siegle’s setback fuels Olympic motivation

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — After recovering from a fractured neck, Ryan Cochran-Siegle finally made his return to World Cup skiing after 275 days though his appearance was cut short to a single run on Sun...

Smiling Shiffrin inspired by US teammates and boyfriend

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — One of the most fitting congratulations for Mikaela Shiffrin arrived some five hours after she won the World Cup season opener on Saturday — and it came from another American sk...

Shiffrin excels in World Cup skiing opener for her 70th win

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — A friendly pat on the back from her rival Petra Vlhova and a long hug from boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the finish area were Mikaela Shiffrin's rewards for excelling in ...

‘Wie bitte?’: Why German is Alpine skiing’s common language

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Skiing greats Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal spoke it fluently during their careers. Current overall World Cup champion Alexis Pinturault has been taking classes for two ye...

Alpine skiing turns to former F1 boss Ecclestone for advice

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — The International Ski Federation is turning to Bernie Ecclestone for advice, hoping the former Formula 1 boss can do to Alpine skiing what he did to car racing in the past. ...

'Equal chances': World Cup skiing has balanced schedule

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing heads into its Olympic season this weekend with the first World Cup races of a 37-event schedule that looks more balanced than in previous years. ...

Ski champ Vlhova to reduce WCup schedule, focus on Olympics

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing star Petra Vlhova plans to skip some World Cup races this season, abandoning the strategy that helped her win the overall title last year. Vlhova...