Alpine

Kranjska Gora: Red-hot Raich wins GS, Ligety 4th

By Pete Rugh

Defending overall champion Benjamin Raich won his third straight giant slalom at Kranjska Gora on Saturday.    The Austrian skier, who led after the first leg, crossed the finish line on the steep and deteriorating Podkoren track in a total 2 minutes, 19.03 seconds.    Francois Bourque of Canada came in second, 0.55 seconds off the lead. […]

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Tarvisio: Mancuso wins DH; Goetschl takes crystal

By Pete Rugh

Julia Mancuso won a World Cup downhill Saturday and Renate Goetschl finished second to take the season’s discipline title.    Mancuso skied the 2.991-kilometer (1.9-mile) Prampero course in 1 minute, 52.67 seconds for her fourth win of the season. Goetschl was second, 0.17 seconds behind, and Emily Brydon of Canada was third, 0.21 back.    Mancuso won the […]

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Kranjska Gora: Can Austria's men find the groove?

By Pete Rugh

The resort of Kranjska Gora, in the northwestern part of Slovenia, will host the men’s World Cup tour for the 46th time this weekend, and the slalom and giant slalom races on tap perhaps hold the most importance for the struggling Austrian team.     With the World Cup Finals scheduled in two weeks in Lenzerheide, […]

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Topolino: Christianson, Morse nab SL medals

By Pete Rugh

Team USA had a stellar day in the opening event of the Trofeo Topolino 2007, nabbing gold and bronze in the J3 slalom.

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Tarvisio: Broken leg KOs Austria's Zettel

By Pete Rugh

Austrian skier Kathrin Zettel will miss the rest of the World Cup season after breaking her leg in a crash Friday.

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FIS women's World Cup overall standings

By Pete Rugh

Women's World Cup overall standings

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Tarvisio: Hosp edges Mancuso; Stiegler 5th in SC

By Pete Rugh

Austrian Nicole Hosp won a World Cup super combined Friday, edging American Julia Mancuso, who closed the gap in the chase for the overall title. Click here to see video highlights of Mancuso from WCSN. Austrian Marlies Schild was third to clinch the crystal globe for super combined.    Sweden's Anja Paerson, the leader after the downhill, […]

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Tarvisio: Medalist Karbon to miss rest of season

By Pete Rugh

Italian skier Denise Karbon will miss the rest of the World Cup season because of a leg injury, the Italian team said Friday.

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Tarvisio: Goetschl skips super combi to rest knees

By Pete Rugh

Austrian skier Renate Goetschl skipped a World Cup super combi race Friday to rest her injured knees.     ''She's OK, but she will not start today. She will start tomorrow,'' Austrian Alpine Director Hans Pum said.     Goetschl hurt both knees Thursday when she crashed in downhill training, losing control midway through her run and […]

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Tarvisio: Mancuso 2nd in super combi DH

By Pete Rugh

World Championships super combined silver medalist Julia Mancuso picked up speed at every timing split Friday for the second-fastest downhill run in the foggy opening stage of a World Cup super combi, four-hundredths of a second behind new world champion Anja Paerson of Sweden.     Live interval timing for the lone run of slalom, beginning […]

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