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February 20, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
It might be over-the-top dramatic -- like the launching-pad jump on the women's course known as "Hot Air" -- to suggest that Saturday's super-giant slalom at Whistler Creek will be Lindsey Vonn's last appearance of the Olympics. It would be conjecture to think that Vonn, once considered a five-medal threat, will bow out after the super-G, perhaps with her second gold, forgoing next week's giant slalom and slalom. The thinking: Why endure more excruciating pain from her bruised right shin in the two events in which see is least likely to win a medal?
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February 17, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- World champion and Olympic favorite Ted Ligety of the United States has one less contender to deal with in Wednesday's men's giant slalom at Rosa Khotur. Norway's Aksel-Lund Svindal, citing allergies and fatigue, announced Monday that he was pulling out of the GS and Saturday's slalom competition. "It's the point of no return," Norway coach Havard Tjorhom told the Associated Press. "He's not feeling too good. ... This way, he'll try to get better and have some energy left for the rest of the World Cup season.
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March 8, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ski racers and officials dropped their grudges long enough to complete a World Cup super-giant slalom on Sunday, but the respite did little to quell the controversy that rocked Saturday's downhill at the Aspen Winternational. Unlike Saturday's race, the super-G went off without a hitch or a rut. Norway's Kjetil Andre Aamodt ran away from the field with a time of 1 minute 17.48 seconds, 0.53 seconds faster than runner-up Stefan Eberharter of Austria.
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February 15, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men are still on the alpine clock in Sochi and haven't made very good time. The second Olympic weekend is almost put to bed and the Americans have yet to hang anything resembling a medal around their necks. They are on pace to match the Austrian men, who shockingly failed to win a medal four years ago in Vancouver, Canada. If Bode Miller and his boys are going to get their skis turned around in Sunday's super-giant slalom at Rosa Khutor, though, they'll probably have to go through Norway.
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February 5, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
All it took was a moment. Lindsey Vonn landed hard and tumbled face first with a piercing shriek. Just like that, her season was done. The star American skier was on the ground with two ligaments in her right knee torn, a bone in her lower leg broken. The cascading fall down the slope during the super-G at the world championships at Schladming, Austria, on Tuesday knocked out the four-time World Cup champion for the rest of the season. The U.S. team said in a statement it expects her back for the next World Cup season and the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which start a year from this week.
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February 15, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men are still on the alpine clock in Sochi and haven't made very good time. The second Olympic weekend is almost put to bed and the Americans have yet to hang anything resembling a medal around their necks. They are on pace to match the Austrian men, who shockingly failed to win a medal four years ago in Vancouver, Canada. If Bode Miller and his boys are going to get their skis turned around in Sunday's super-giant slalom at Rosa Khutor, though, they'll probably have to go through Norway.
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December 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Norway's Jan Einar Thorsen mastered a tricky course at Val D'Isere, France, to win the season's first men's super-G. Four of the first seven racers fell, including favorites Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg and Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway, the Olympic super-G champion, because of falling snow and poor visibility. Thorsen skied the 1 1/2-mile course in 1 minute 16.03 seconds.
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March 3, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tina Maze, a 29-year-old Slovenian skier who has clinched the World Cup overall women's title this season, shook off a death threat to finish fourth in the super-giant slalom race Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Maze, one of only six women to win World Cup events in all five Alpine disciplines, won the downhill event Saturday and then received an email threatening her life. On Sunday, two bodyguards were by her side all day, Maze said she never felt threatened. "I've had police in front my door all the time since yesterday," said Maze, a silver medalist in the super-G and giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
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January 29, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Lindsey Vonn was denied a three-win weekend sweep by only 0.03 of a second as Maria Hoefl-Riesch won a super-combined event Sunday at St. Moritz, Switzerland. Hoefl-Riesch won for the first time in 11 months to kick-start her defense of the World Cup overall title she took from Vonn last season. Still, Vonn earned 80 points and extended her lead to 387 over Tina Maze of Slovenia, who placed fifth Sunday. Hoefl-Riesch, who is third overall, trailed Vonn by 0.23 after the super-G but just edged the American on a flat slalom course slowed by warm sunshine.
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February 17, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- World champion and Olympic favorite Ted Ligety of the United States has one less contender to deal with in Wednesday's men's giant slalom at Rosa Khotur. Norway's Aksel-Lund Svindal, citing allergies and fatigue, announced Monday that he was pulling out of the GS and Saturday's slalom competition. "It's the point of no return," Norway coach Havard Tjorhom told the Associated Press. "He's not feeling too good. ... This way, he'll try to get better and have some energy left for the rest of the World Cup season.
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February 15, 2014 | By John Cherwa
Best Bets for the Sochi Olympics on Sunday: MEN'S SUPER-G Bode Miller would like to repeat his performance in Vancouver, where he won the silver. Aksel-Lund Svindal of Norway is the defending Olympic champion and likely to be near the podium again. Ted Ligety skied too conservatively in the combined so you can expect for him to be more aggressive in this race. ICE DANCING The U.S. will certainly medal in this discipline and that medal probably will be gold. Meryl Davis and Charlie White have five straight wins, including last week in the team competition.
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February 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - The U.S. Alpine medal calculation for Sochi changed the second the ink dried on Lindsey Vonn's statement saying knee surgery would render her unable to compete. Sochi was not going to be Vancouver, when Team Alpine USA won eight medals and, on the way out, almost offered the Austrians ski lessons. Yet, Sochi wasn't supposed to be Nagano 1998, either, when Picabo Street claimed the only U.S. medal (gold) in a super-G she won by a hundredth of a second. The halfway point of the Sochi Games has left the U.S. Ski Team at a crossed-tips crossroads.
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February 13, 2014 | By John Cherwa
Best Bets to watch at the Sochi Olympics on Friday: Men's Super Combined Ted Ligety, who won this event in 2006 in Turin, Italy, gets a chance to make his mark for the U.S. team. And, of course, there is always Bode Miller, who won the gold in 2010 in Vancouver. However, it's a very deep field and the softening snow is making things unpredictable. Men's Figure Skating It should be a great final day of men's competition in the free skate as the three best skaters are fighting for podium spots.
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March 3, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tina Maze, a 29-year-old Slovenian skier who has clinched the World Cup overall women's title this season, shook off a death threat to finish fourth in the super-giant slalom race Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Maze, one of only six women to win World Cup events in all five Alpine disciplines, won the downhill event Saturday and then received an email threatening her life. On Sunday, two bodyguards were by her side all day, Maze said she never felt threatened. "I've had police in front my door all the time since yesterday," said Maze, a silver medalist in the super-G and giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
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February 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Ted Ligety has joined some of skiing's legends. And in doing so, the American catapulted himself into the sport's biggest spotlight heading into next year's Sochi Olympics. By winning Friday's giant slalom at Schladming, Austria, by a massive margin, Ligety became the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a skiing world championships - since French great Jean-Claude Killy took home four golds in 1968. "I still don't think I recognize what I've done this week," Ligety said.
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February 5, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
All it took was a moment. Lindsey Vonn landed hard and tumbled face first with a piercing shriek. Just like that, her season was done. The star American skier was on the ground with two ligaments in her right knee torn, a bone in her lower leg broken. The cascading fall down the slope during the super-G at the world championships at Schladming, Austria, on Tuesday knocked out the four-time World Cup champion for the rest of the season. The U.S. team said in a statement it expects her back for the next World Cup season and the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which start a year from this week.
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March 6, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Rory Sabbatini began the day with a big lead, turned back a challenge on the back nine and shot an even-par 70 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Sabbatini made a two-foot par putt on No. 18 to finish at nine-under 271. He earned his first PGA Tour title since the 2009 Byron Nelson Championship and sixth overall. Y.E. Yang birdied the final hole for a closing 66 to finish eight under. Jerry Kelly , who played with Sabbatini and Yang in the final threesome, shot a 67 and took third at seven under.
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