March 12, 2005 |
Bode Miller tied for first with American teammate Daron Rahlves in the final super giant slalom of the season Friday at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, virtually wrapping up the overall World Cup title. Miller increased his overall lead to 184 points over Benjamin Raich of Austria, who finished 11th. It was his first World Cup victory since taking a slalom at Sestriere, Italy, on Dec. 13. The win also earned Miller the season's World Cup super-G title in an upset over Austrian star Hermann Maier.
February 13, 2006 |
It was a day for red, white and ewww. Under glorious skies whose silver linings perhaps hid an oncoming storm, the torch borne by the symbol of the U.S. Winter Olympic team was formally passed. From class to crass. From royal to rude. From Kwan to Miller, which doesn't Bode well for anyone. Shortly before noon here, injury-twisted skater Michelle Kwan wisely announced her withdrawal from the Games.
November 23, 2003 |
Bode Miller charged through the wind and falling snow to rally Saturday at Park City, Utah, for his second consecutive World Cup giant slalom victory. It was the first victory for an American man in a World Cup ski event in the United States since 1984, when Bill Johnson won a downhill at Aspen, Colo. Miller finished the two runs with a combined time of 2 minutes 20.84 seconds. Andreas Schifferer of Austria was next at 2:21.70 and teammate Hans Knauss third at 2:21.84.
February 18, 2006 |
There's a parlor game being played in the mountains called: Where has Bode been? The usual answers: 1: At the Tabata Discotheque. 2: Sleeping it off in his RV. 3: Not on the medal stand. After a week in Turin and two men's Alpine skiing events, Ted Ligety leads the U.S. men's team in gold medals and Bode Miller leads it in rumors. Ligety had a killer run. Miller had a killer hangover. Bad-boy Bode has already been written off by several American columnists.
February 13, 2006 |
The official motto of these Winter Olympics, the Italian motto, is "Passion Lives Here." The official motto on NBC -- or the Networks of NBC, as it is now pronounced, to encompass USA, CNBC and MSNBC -- is "Personality Lives Here."
January 30, 2005 |
Slalom, giant slalom, super-giant slalom, downhill: Some believe winning one race in all four events in the same season is the skiing equivalent of leading major league baseball in home runs, stolen bases and RBIs. This season, Bode Miller became just the second person to accomplish that feat. He has a nice-sized lead in the all-around standings of skiing's European-dominated World Cup.
December 6, 2009 |
Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill for the second straight day, giving her seven victories on the Lake Louise, Canada, course since 2004. Saturday's victory marked the first time the 25-year-old Vonn has won two downhills in two days at Lake Louise. The U.S. Ski Team said it was the best overall showing for American women in a World Cup downhill since March 16, 1991, at Vail, Colo. Alice McKennis -- a 20-year-old in her third career World Cup race -- finished 10th, Stacey Cook 11th, Julia Mancuso 12th, Leanne Smith 23rd and Chelsea Marshall 25th.
January 10, 2005 |
Giorgio Rocca of Italy won a World Cup slalom event at Chamonix, France, and overall leader Bode Miller failed to finish the first leg Sunday. Rocca took the lead in the slalom standings from runner-up Benjamin Raich of Austria after two excellent runs. Rocca has 280 points, Raich 270. "I felt euphoric coming down," Rocca said. "I felt confident nothing could prevent me from delivering the kind of performance I needed to in order to win." Rocca had a combined time of 1 minute 28.15 seconds, 1.
December 20, 2009 |
Kelly Pavlik stopped Miguel Espino in the fifth round Saturday night at Youngstown, Ohio, to successfully defend his middleweight titles, ending a difficult year on a high note. After a 10-month layoff because of a staph infection in his left hand, the WBC and WBO champion dropped Espino to a knee in the fourth round with staggering rights. Pavlik knocked Espino down again in the fifth, and referee Steve Smoger stepped in at 1:44 into the round. It was the third successful title defense for Pavlik, who was back in his hometown on the campus of Youngstown State University.
January 4, 2004 |
Benjamin Raich of Austria won a giant slalom Saturday in a World Cup event at Flachau, Austria, that Bode Miller was in position to win before skidding off the course. Raich, who won for the first time in more than two years, rallied from second place after the opening leg. His two-run time was 2 minutes 22.54 seconds. Massimiliano Blardone of Italy, who led after the first run, was second in 2:23.24. Bjarne Solbakken of Norway was third in 2:23.36. The top U.S.