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Alpine Skiing

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  • Jacobson Talks About Getting His Start In Golf

    Growing up in Sweden, Freddie Jacobson started out in the conventional, popular sports: hockey and soccer. "I was a right winger in hockey, but I didn't have a big enough shot," said the 2011 Travelers Championship winner. "I loved the team thing when...
  • Montgomery Co. kayaker hopes third Olympics will be the charm

    Montgomery Co. kayaker hopes third Olympics will be the charm
    Scott Parsons keeps going. Long after the older brother he idolized growing up in Ohio quit his own competitive kayak racing career, long after the best friend he met through their kayaking families did the same, Parsons is like Peter Pan in a wet suit,...
  • No surprise if Lysacek skips nationals

    No surprise if Lysacek skips nationals
    It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics. So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend. 1.  There is...
  • Another record day for Vonn

    Another record day for Vonn
    Another day, another historic achievement for Lindsey Vonn. Vonn's win in Wednesday's downhill at the World Cup finals in Schladming, Austria, was her 12th of the season, breaking the U.S. record for single-season victories she had set in 2010. With...
  • Vonn adds drama to her numbers game

    Vonn adds drama to her numbers game
    Lindsey Vonn has just one goal left this season. And she made her attempt to reach it a lot more dramatic Thursday. While Vonn's sixth in the Super-G in Schladming, Austria, was good enough to clinch her fourth straight World Cup season title in...
  • On slopes, Vonn sounds like a broken record

    On slopes, Vonn sounds like a broken record
    It seems not a day goes by without Lindsey Vonn collecting some new mantel ornament or putting her name on a new line in the history books. Saturday at Schladming, Austria, the U.S. skier set a World Cup women's mark for points in a season by...
  • Vonn's greatest season ends with a rare failure

    Vonn's greatest season ends with a rare failure
    Lindsey Vonn left herself a mountain to climb.   And motivation. Skiing with an unaccustomed conservatism in Sunday's season-ending giant slalom in Schladming, Austria, Vonn wound up a non-scoring 24th among 27 starters. So she finished with 1,980...
  • Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage

    Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage
    Alpine skiing coach Diane Mikulis watched as the body language of her Special Olympic athletes — including Marylander Jake Reynolds — transformed one day last month from mildly interested to awe-struck. They had just entered Herb Brooks...
  • She's got next: Shiffrin, 17, is world ski champ

    She's got next: Shiffrin, 17, is world ski champ
    There is no doubt now whom the U.S. media will choose as the fresh-faced star in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, who became the youngest women’s Alpine skiing world champion since 1985 when she won Saturday&...
  • FFF 2011 movie review: Bobby Fischer Against the World

     
    The revealing HBO documentary “Bobby Fischer Against the World” is largely but not wholly based on David Edmunds' fascinating book “Bobby Fischer Goes To War.” It peaks as Fischer did, when Fischer and the American Way routed the...
  • Law center defends Medicaid changes in health-care overhaul law

     
    While several states' attorneys general have filed “friend of the court” briefs challengin the new health-care overhaul law, another organization has filed a “friend of the court” brief that defends the law's changes to Medicaid....