Alpine skiing

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)
January 17, 2020 - 6:35 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Matthias Mayer scored a rare win for a downhill specialist in a World Cup combined race on Friday. Getting first use of the slalom course as leader after the morning downhill, the 2014 Olympic downhill champion from Austria put down a solid run to set a target no one...
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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)
December 29, 2019 - 7:17 am
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...
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File-This Aug. 23, 2013, file photo shows Serena Williams, of the United States, looking up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been voted the AP Female Athlete of the Decade for 2010 to 2019. Williams won 12 of her professional-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the past 10 years. No other woman won more than three in that span. She also tied a record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 and collected a tour-leading 37 titles in all during the decade. Gymnast Simone Biles finished second in the vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Swimmer Katie Ledecky was third, followed by ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 28, 2019 - 10:32 am
Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. And then there was the celebrity status...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Lienz, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Piermarco Tacca)
December 28, 2019 - 7:20 am
LIENZ, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up an eventful return from her 11-day break from World Cup racing on Saturday, dominating a giant slalom for her 63rd career victory and moving into outright second place on the women’s winners list. After nearly arriving too late for the opening run,...
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Italy's Dominik Paris celebrates winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Bormio, Italy, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
December 27, 2019 - 7:03 am
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Dominik Paris mastered the Stelvio course once again on Friday, becoming the first skier to win three consecutive downhill races on one of the World Cup’s most demanding tracks. The Italian won a shortened race with a gutsy run, defeating Switzerland’s Beat Feuz and Austrian...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, P.K. Subban, left, of the New Jersey Devils, and Lindsey Vonn arrive at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Vonn popped the question to hockey star Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings!" The former ski racer closed the tweet with the hashtags “MerryChristmas" and “equality." Vonn linked a picture of herself and Subban with the ring, with the couple wearing matching striped pajamas in front of a Christmas tree with three dogs in the foreground. She also posted a close-up of Subban flashing the ring, with the words “drip drip”and a blue teardrop. Vonn also said on social media in August that they were engaged. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 25, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's parallel slalom World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergio Bisi)
December 15, 2019 - 8:59 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Petra Vlhova took advantage of Mikaela Shiffrin taking the day off to win a World Cup parallel slalom event on Sunday. Vlhova rallied from a slower start in the final to edge ahead of Anna Swenn Larsson by just 0.02 seconds at the line. They had filled the podium...
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First classified France's Alexis Pinturault celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Val d' Isere, France, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 15, 2019 - 8:52 am
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Alexis Pinturault won his first World Cup slalom in almost six years by a big margin Sunday, after American prospect Luke Winters could not sustain an unexpected challenge. Pinturault extended his first-run lead to finish 1.44 seconds ahead of Olympic champion Andre...
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December 11, 2019 - 7:05 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to revitalize traditional professional alpine ski racing are culminating in a network-televised world championship event planned for April 2020 at Taos Ski Valley in northern New Mexico , organizers said Wednesday. World Pro Ski Tour CEO Jon Franklin announced the...
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Switzerland's Marco Odermatt reacts after finishing a Men's World Cup super-G skiing race Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 06, 2019 - 12:06 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Marco Odermatt has broken Austria’s grip on the Birds of Prey super-G. The second racer to take the hill, Odermatt went on a wild ride to finish the technical course in 1 minute, 10.90 seconds Friday to earn his first World Cup victory. The 22-year-old nearly...
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