Alpine

Cuche, other stars urge FIS to change start order

By Pete Rugh

World Cup downhill leader Didier Cuche and other top skiers have protested over “unfair” rules for start numbers to the International Ski Federation.     Worried about the ignominy that he might win this year’s downhill cup without a single first place, Cuche on Saturday attacked the starting order rules which he said hurt his chances […]

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Garmisch: Matt wins World Cup slalom

By Pete Rugh

World champion Mario Matt of Austria won a men's slalom Sunday for his seventh World Cup victory.

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Sierra Nevada: Schild wins slalom crown

By Pete Rugh

Marlies Schild won a World Cup slalom at Sierra Nevada, Spain, Sunday to take the season discipline title with two races to spare. The Austrian also moved into the lead in the overall standings.     Tanja Poutiainen of Finland was second and Veronika Zuzulova of Slovakia third.    ''It's good that she can manage it already […]

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U.S. alpine team says thanks at Garmisch base

By Pete Rugh

The U.S. Ski Team’s alpine men’s squad, led by Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety, signed autographs and posed for photos for nearly two hours at the U.S. armed forces recreational facility in Garmisch during its annual visit to say thanks to GIs and their families.

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NCAA: Sinnott, Dartmouth roll to perfect season

By Pete Rugh

The Big Green of Dartmouth completed an unbeaten season on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival circuit Saturday, capturing the EISA Championship at the Middlebury Winter Carnival.

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Sierra Nevada: Kirchgasser wins; Mancuso 6th

By Pete Rugh

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain — Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria won a highly technical World Cup giant slalom Saturday.     Kirchgasser had been third in the first run on the steep Fuente del Tesoro course.     Nicole Hosp, the Austrian who won the giant slalom at the worlds 11 days ago and leads the World Cup GS […]

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Sierra Nevada: Poutiainen leads after first run

By Pete Rugh

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain — Tanja Poutiainen of Finland led the first run of a highly technical World Cup giant slalom Saturday.     Poutiainen skied the steep Fuente del Tesoro course in 1 minute, 7.03 seconds.

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Garmisch: Guay tops DH for first World Cup win

By Pete Rugh

Erik Guay of Canada won Saturday's downhill for his first World Cup victory.     Guay clocked 1 minute, 56.80 seconds on the 3,455-meter Kandahar course to beat Friday's winner, Andrej Jerman of Slovenia, by half a second and become Canada's first World Cup downhill winner since Cary Mullen in 1994.    ''I am really excited. This […]

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Sierra Nevada: Mancuso, Austrian trio square off

By Pete Rugh

Super combined world silver medalist Julia Mancuso faces a tough challenge in the last month of World Cup racing as she battles for her first overall World Cup win against three of Austria’s best.     Renate Goetschl — the overall winner in March 2000 who earned this season’s super G World Cup title this week […]

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Kildow's injury hands Goetschl SG title

By Pete Rugh

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain — Renate Goetschl clinched the women's World Cup super G title when Lindsey Kildow decided to end her season early because of a knee injury. The Austrian skier learned Friday that she had won her third super-G championship. Kildow's withdrawal from the rest of the season was announced late Thursday by the […]

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