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Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin's record-breaking is sign of progress

Jan. 24, 2023 10:43 AM EST

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn has been keeping track while Mikaela Shiffrin first matched her women’s World Cup skiing record of 82 wins earlier this month and then surpassed it with win No. 83 on Tuesday at a giant slalom in Italy. Vonn offered her thoughts earlier this month...

Shiffrin still has plenty of chances to break Vonn's record

Jan. 21, 2023 08:14 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have plenty more chances — better chances, actually — to claim a record-breaking 83rd World Cup victory. After missing out on the podium on Friday and Saturday in two straight downhills — far from her best event — she'll...

Burning German 'ghost train' stopped near Austria border

Jan. 20, 2023 14:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in southern Germany say efforts to put out a fire on a train turned into a spectacular chase early Friday after the driverless diesel engine began taking off toward Austria of its own accord. Firefighters had been called to put out a train blaze near the...

Shiffrin places 4th in downhill; record chase goes on

Jan. 20, 2023 09:02 AM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The record chase can wait. Mikaela Shiffrin appeared pleased, though, that for most of the way down the mountain she was faster than Sofia Goggia in a discipline that is far from being her best event. Shiffrin finished fourth, half a second behind...

Austria theater fires actor facing child porn allegations

Jan. 16, 2023 09:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A famous Austrian theater said Monday it would cancel all shows starring one of its actors after reports surfaced that he was charged with possession of tens of thousands of files with child pornography. On Friday, the Burgtheater in Veinna fired Florian...

‘100 or more’: Shiffrin’s idol expects her to keep winning

Jan. 11, 2023 06:33 AM EST

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — While Mikaela Shiffrin is set to continue her quest for a record-setting 83rd women’s Alpine skiing World Cup win next week, her biggest idol sees even larger milestones coming up for the American. Marlies Raich, the Austrian standout who dominated...

Shiffrin can break Vonn's record -- if she can stay awake

Jan. 09, 2023 09:12 AM EST

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Staying awake might be Mikaela Shiffrin’s biggest challenge as she prepares to try to set a record for women’s World Cup skiing victories. Having poured out her emotions after matching Lindsey Vonn with career win No. 82 in an early morning giant...

Shiffrin shows her emotions after matching Vonn's record

Jan. 08, 2023 12:17 PM EST

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — The emotions came pouring out of Mikaela Shiffrin when she matched Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record with her 82nd win Sunday. First there was a scream of delight following a serious case of nerves that had been building inside her...

Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin's record-breaking is sign of progress

Jan. 08, 2023 09:51 AM EST

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn was keeping track from afar when Mikaela Shiffrin matched her women’s World Cup record of 82 wins. Shiffrin won a giant slalom on Sunday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, to draw even with Vonn. While Vonn retired four years ago when injuries cut her career short, the...

Conscript fatally shot in scuffle at Austrian barracks

Jan. 06, 2023 10:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A conscript was killed and an officer hurt during a scuffle at a military barracks in Austria on Friday that resulted in several shots being fired, the country's defense ministry said. The incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. at the barracks next to an airfield in...