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Switzerland's Daniel Yule celebrates winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Swiss skier Yule takes Kitzbuehel slalom for 3rd win in 2020

Jan. 26, 2020 9:15 AM EST

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Daniel Yule won the men’s World Cup slalom of the traditional Hahnenkamm races on Sunday for his third victory in 2020. The Swiss skier posted the fourth-fastest time in the final leg to overtake surprise first-run leader Lucas Braathen of Norway, who dropped to fourth,...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles as she gets to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

Shiffrin wins super-G, 2 days after downhill triumph

Jan. 26, 2020 5:11 AM EST

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Following three weeks without a win in her favorite technical events, Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back with two triumphs in speed races in three days. The three-time overall champion from the United States won a women’s World Cup super-G Sunday, two days after she won a downhill...

Austria's Matthias Mayer celebrates in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Mayer delights home crowd with Kitzbuehel downhill victory

Jan. 25, 2020 9:57 AM EST

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — For the second time in two days at the 80th Hahnenkamm races, Matthias Mayer spread his arms and bent over backward in celebration. While his leading time in Friday's World Cup super-G didn't hold up, his gutsy run on the Streif course on Saturday earned him the victory in the...

Italy's Elena Curtoni, center, winner of the alpine ski women's World Cup downhill, celebrates with second placed Italy's Marta Bassino, left, and third placed Italy's Federica Brignone, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Curtoni leads Italian sweep at downhill, Shiffrin 4th

Jan. 25, 2020 8:20 AM EST

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Elena Curtoni led an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s World Cup downhill on Saturday for her first career victory, while Mikaela Shiffrin placed fourth. A late starter with bib No. 28, Curtoni benefited from improving visibility as the sun came out on the technically...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles at the finish line during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Shiffrin masters World Cup downhill for 1st win in 2020

Jan. 24, 2020 10:22 AM EST

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky course to win a women’s World Cup downhill Friday for her fifth victory of the season and first in 2020. The three-time overall champion from the United States was one third of a second off the lead at her second split but remained flawless...

Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates at the finish area during an alpine ski, World Cup women's giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Brignone and Vlhova share GS win, 0.01 ahead of Shiffrin

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — In a World Cup race that nearly ended in a triple dead heat, Federica Brignone and Petra Vlhova shared a giant slalom victory Saturday in which Mikaela Shiffrin finished 0.01 seconds behind in third. “I’ve also been on the good side of the hundredths many times,"...

Austria's Matthias Mayer arrives at the finish area during an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

Mayer benefits from new rule to win World Cup combined event

Jan. 17, 2020 10:10 AM EST

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Taking advantage of a new race rule, Matthias Mayer scored a rare win for a downhill specialist in a World Cup combined event on Friday. A new format this season gave Mayer first use of the slalom course as leader after the morning downhill. In previous seasons, the slalom...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after taking third place an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Shiffrin fights fatigue in quest for 4th straight overall

Jan. 16, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Mikaela Shiffrin has yet to win a race in 2020 and actually recently recorded a rare "did not finish" in an event. The two-time Olympic gold medalist knows what some might be thinking: What is going on? Her response: Nothing that a little rest wouldn't fix. Only, there's no time. The American ski racer's quest...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin walks to the podium after taking second place in an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Winning streak ends for 'amazing but human' Shiffrin

Jan. 4, 2020 6:26 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Even Mikaela Shiffrin enjoyed Petra Vlhova’s frenetic run which ended the American’s six-race winning streak in World Cup slaloms on Saturday. “I am not really the athlete who has this killer instinct or that winning spirit above anything else,” Shiffrin...

First placed United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Lienz, Austria, Sunday Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

Shiffrin wins WCup slalom to match Vonn's discipline mark

Dec. 29, 2019 10:17 AM EST

LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin keeps closing in on the many Alpine skiing records held by retired standout Lindsey Vonn. Shiffrin earned her 43rd career World Cup slalom win Sunday with another dominant performance, posting the fastest times in both runs to beat her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova by...