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  • 2014 Winter Games

    2014 Winter Games
    They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games. The temperature was 61. That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
  • Lindsey Vonn says her comeback is nearly complete

    Lindsey Vonn says her comeback is nearly complete
    VAIL, Colo. -- Lindsey Vonn says she isn't just ready to race again, she's ready to win again. The star of the U.S. Ski Team said Friday she is way ahead of schedule in her rehabilitation less than a year after suffering a severe knee injury at the...
  • Vonn preparing to race in Canada

    Lindsey Vonn is scheduled to do the official downhill training run Wednesday at Lake Louise, Alberta, the U.S. Ski Team said Tuesday evening. Vonn will decide after a second training run Thursday whether she will compete in the World Cup races at Lake...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...
  • Vonn vows to be ready for 2014 Olympics

    Vonn vows to be ready for 2014 Olympics
    Lindsey Vonn said Wednesday she will return to the United States for surgery to repair the injuries she sustained in a Tuesday crash in the Super G at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria. In a statement issued by the U.S. Ski...
  • 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&...
  • Snow job: three big wins for U.S. skiers

    Snow job: three big wins for U.S. skiers
    It was another big day for two U.S. ski team members who each has been having such days for weeks. . .months. . .years. And a third won the world title in an event, freestyle slopestyle, that will debut on the Olympic program next year in Sochi, Russia....
  • High or low: Two views of U.S. medal hopes for 2014 Winter Games

    High or low: Two views of U.S. medal hopes for 2014 Winter Games
    The United States racked up a record 37 medals, including nine gold, at the 2010 Winter Olympics. With the pre-Olympic World Cup and world championship winter sports season over for U.S. athletes, it’s a good time to look at the U.S. chances for...
  • Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom event in tough conditions

    Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom event in tough conditions
    Mikaela Shiffrin, America's newest teen skiing sensation who is aiming for a gold medal next month at the Sochi Winter Olympics, again proved her mettle by winning a World Cup slalom event in rough weather Sunday in Bormio, Italy. The 18-year-old from...
  • Ted Ligety's giant slalom mastery as a course to stardom

    Ted Ligety's giant slalom mastery as a course to stardom
    The new face of the U.S. men's Alpine team has never skied "wasted," a la Bode Miller, but he has skied feeling sicker than a dog. The face, in fact, could have used a box of tissues as he sniffled through an interview last November at training camp...
  • Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom opener

    Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom opener
    LEVI, Finland -- Mikaela Shiffrin sent an unmistakable message leading to the Sochi Olympics. The 18-year-old American easily won the World Cup slalom opener Saturday, beating reigning Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by more than a...