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Italy's Federica Brignone reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 13, 2018 - 9:38 am
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) — After winning a women's World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday. The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in Pyeongchang next month...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace poses for a portrait at the U.S. team media summit in Park City, Utah. In spite of many obstacles in his life, Yater-Wallace is on the precipice of making another U.S. Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe. His journey there has been much more complicated. The family has been through so much over the years — from dad serving time...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. Newly published research shows that the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past six months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against an unknown number of U.S. Senate staffers, including Republicans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 12, 2018 - 9:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy...
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France's Victor Muffat-Jeandet celebrates at the finish line of an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined race, in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan.12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 12, 2018 - 10:48 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Showing yet again that good slalom beats good downhill in Alpine combined, Victor Muffat-Jeandet rose from 27th place to win a World Cup on Friday. The Frenchman got his first career win using the fastest run in slalom to finish 0.96 seconds ahead of Pavel Trikhichev of...
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Austria's Marcel Hirscher smiles in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 07, 2018 - 3:01 pm
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marcel Hirscher completed a perfect World Cup weekend by winning a slalom Sunday to extend the six-time defending overall champion's lead in the standings. Retaining his first-run lead, just as he did in Saturday's giant slalom, Hirscher was 0.13 seconds faster than...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, poses with second placed Sweden's Frida Hansdotter, left, and third placed Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 07, 2018 - 9:12 am
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Shortly after winning her 40th career World Cup race on Sunday, overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin drew praise from one of her main rivals for "taking the sport to another level." Beaten by 1.64 seconds in a slalom on the Podkoren course, Frida Hansdotter had mixed...
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January 01, 2018 - 12:11 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a parallel slalom city event on Monday to match her childhood idol, Marlies Schild, with her 37th World Cup victory. Shiffrin pumped her fist violently after edging Swiss rival Wendy Holdener in the final of a race made complicated by fog and mist. Shiffrin...
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Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win an alpine ski women's World Cup giant slalom, in Lienz, Austria, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 29, 2017 - 10:01 am
LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone gave Italy its first women's World Cup win of the season on Friday, one day after Dominik Paris got the Italian men's team its first podium by winning the Bormio downhill. Ranked fourth after the opening leg of a giant slalom on the Schlossberg course,...
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Italy's Dominik Paris gives his thumb up in the finish area of an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Bormio, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
December 28, 2017 - 11:36 am
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — After a five-year absence, Dominik Paris rediscovered that winning feeling on the Stelvio downhill course. Returning to the site of his first World Cup victory, Paris dominated on home snow Thursday to end the season-long podium drought for Italy's men's team. "I've still got...
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From left, second placed Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, first placed United States' Mikaela Shiffrin and third placed Sweden's Frida Hansdotter celebrate at the end of the final run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Lienz, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 28, 2017 - 10:05 am
LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky slalom course on Thursday to cruise to her 36th career World Cup win. Backed by a huge 1.14-second lead from the opening leg, the defending overall World Cup champion avoided risks and posted only the 11th-fastest time in the...
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