No Hirscher, no glory: Austrian team longs for new successes

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's best chance for a slalom victory this season ended up as the team's worst result in 13 years. Marco Schwarz took the lead after the first run in Tuesday’s nig...

Vlhova builds another big lead over Shiffrin in slalom

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova built a lead of six tenths of a second over Mikaela Shiffrin in the opening run of a women's World Cup night slalom on Tuesday, 10 days after she beat the American...

Zenhaeusern holds slim lead in slalom after tricky 1st run

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Ramon Zenhaeusern held a slim lead after the opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday as many racers struggled on a tricky passage halfway down the Crveni Spust course....

Winning streak ends for 'amazing but human' Shiffrin

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Even Mikaela Shiffrin enjoyed Petra Vlhova’s frenetic run which ended the American’s six-race winning streak in World Cup slaloms on Saturday. “I am not really...

Shiffrin leads WCup slalom ahead of Vlhova after 1st run

LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin was in the lead ahead of her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova after the opening run of a women’s World Cup slalom on Sunday. A day after winning a ...

Ski star Shiffrin goes the extra step to help teammate

LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Even when she has just nailed a first run, Mikaela Shiffrin is not only thinking about getting the victory. Helping a teammate was on the American three-time ov...

Shiffrin nearly misses GS start before dominating 1st run

LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had an eventful return from her 11-day break from World Cup racing on Saturday, nearly arriving too late for the start of a giant slalom before dominating the op...

Pinturault edges Faivre as French duo leads World Cup GS

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...

Shiffrin leads prospect Robinson in season-opening GS

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin posted the fastest first-run time in the World Cup season-opening giant slalom on Saturday, but was sharing the spotlight with New Zealand prospect Alice Robin...

Skiing World Cup starts quest for Hirscher's successor

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — The Alpine skiing World Cup is entering its most unpredictable season in many years. The retirement of Marcel Hirscher has opened up the fight for the overall...

'Mr. GS only': Ted Ligety to reduce his World Cup schedule

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — "Mr. GS" is becoming "Mr. GS only" this season. Finally feeling healthy again after years of hip and back issues, two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety is redu...

Ski federation admits 'too many races' on World Cup calendar

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — The upcoming Alpine skiing World Cup season includes "too many races," the International Ski Federation has conceded amid criticism from racers and coaches. W...

Rivals don't believe they can beat Shiffrin to overall title

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — With Mikaela Shiffrin's dominance in the Alpine skiing World Cup increasing each year, some of her main competitors don't seem to hold out much hope of beating the American sta...

Kipchoge is first to dip under 2 hours for marathon

VIENNA (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world recor...

Leclerc fastest again in practice as Ferrari eyes pole at GP

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc posted the fastest lap time in final practice for the Austrian GP on Saturday, a day after also leading the second session. T...