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Austria's Marcel Hirscher gets to the finish area after completing the men's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 17, 2019 - 1:52 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same? Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a...
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Gold medal's winner United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, right, and silver medallist Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson talk during the medals ceremony for the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 16, 2019 - 9:52 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin was joined by her Swedish good luck charm again during her slalom victory. Shiffrin called Emma Lundell, a young cross-country skier who she met in 2012 on the day of her first career World...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 16, 2019 - 4:02 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Skiing through sickness, three-time defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin put herself in the ideal attacking position following the first run of the slalom at the world championships on Saturday. Shiffrin stood third, 0.15 seconds behind leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. Anna...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova bites her gold medal of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 1:44 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...
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Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg competes during the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 9:52 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 6:45 p.m. Petra Vlhova of Slovakia has won the giant slalom at the world championships, with Mikaela Shiffrin having to settle for third place for her second medal of the event. Vlhova beat Viktoria Rebensburg...
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France's Alexis Pinturault speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 10:06 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — With the Alpine combined possibly getting axed from major skiing championships, Alexis Pinturault had one final chance to assert his long-time dominance of the event. He didn't waste it. The French skier produced the second-fastest slalom leg to rise from 24th place after the...
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United States' Ryan Cochran Siegle speeds down the course during the downhill portion of the men's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb.11, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 7:52 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Alexis Pinturault earned his first major individual gold medal by winning the Alpine combined at the world championships. The French skier produced the second-fastest slalom leg to rise from 24th...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn poses during the medal ceremony for the women's downhill race at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb.10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 2:26 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The post-Lindsey Vonn era begins with the men's Alpine combined at the skiing world championships. Vonn was scheduled to leave Sweden on Monday to begin a new chapter in her life — a day after winning a bronze medal in the downhill in the final race of her career. Her absence...
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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec, left, celebrates on the podium with third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn after winning the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 10, 2019 - 9:43 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Lindsey Vonn circus had rolled back into town, and that suited Ilka Stuhec just fine. All the talk at the world championships on Sunday — and indeed for the last few days — was whether Vonn could mark the last race of her career with a victory in the downhill. The spotlight,...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 10, 2019 - 8:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones? Whatever it was, the sound was a...
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