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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2001, file photo, Germany's F1 driver Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna Schumacher, right, smile at each other during the official Ferrari World Champion photoshoot after the Grand Prix auto race in Budapest, Hungary. Schumacher's family, in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion's 50th birthday. Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in an accident while he was skiing with his teenage son Mick in the French Alps at Meribel on Dec. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer, File)
January 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
GLAND, Switzerland (AP) — Michael Schumacher's family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion's 50th birthday. In a statement published on Facebook on Wednesday, one day before his birthday, the family says: "You...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning an Alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Semmering, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 29, 2018 - 7:57 am
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup. In the last race of 2018, the American added her...
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First placed Slovakia's Petra Vlhova celebrates with second placed Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg, left, and third placed France's Tessa Worley in the finish area an Alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Semmering, Austria, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 28, 2018 - 7:33 am
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Petra Vlhova became the first Slovakian winner of a women's World Cup giant slalom on Friday, benefiting from first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin's uncharacteristic second run which saw the Olympic champion drop to fifth. Vlhova buried her face in her hands after completing...
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Slovenia's Klemen Kosi not seen in the picture is carried by an helicopter to be transferred to an hospital after crashing during a ski World Cup Men's Downhill in Bormio, Italy, Friday, Dec.28, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 28, 2018 - 6:08 am
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital with suspected facial trauma after crashing in a World Cup downhill. Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course Friday and tumbled through two layers of safety...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during a ski World Cup women's Slalom race, in Courchevel, France, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
December 22, 2018 - 2:26 am
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin overcame a rare error in World Cup slalom on Saturday to lead the first run by just 0.04 seconds. Shiffrin lost speed through a combination of gates but made up time lower down the Courchevel course to edge ahead of Petra Vlhova. Slovakia's Vlhova was...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts in the finish area after winning a ski World Cup women's Giant Slalom race, in Courchevel, France, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
December 21, 2018 - 6:09 am
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin appears unstoppable. The 23-year-old American won a giant slalom Friday for her 49th career World Cup victory as she continued her march to a third straight season-long overall title. It was a fourth successive win for Shiffrin who sat out the races in Val...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, photograph, former pro moguls skier Bill Kerig is shown in Colorado Springs, Colo. Kerig has started a new website called Greatcoach.com to give coaches, parents and athletes a platform to discuss the merits of various coaches. (AP Photo/Eddie Pells)
December 19, 2018 - 8:21 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's one task to compile a list of banned coaches, quite another to identify all the good ones. While Olympic overseers struggle to compile a comprehensive list of bad actors in the wake of a wide-ranging sex-abuse crisis, an entrepreneur with a passion for youth...
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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka competes during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 18, 2018 - 8:54 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season. That's because the schedule won't allow it, and she's not happy about it. The parallel...
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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec competes during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 18, 2018 - 6:52 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — It was just about a year ago when Ilka Stuhec gave up on her dream of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Coming off a career season that included a gold medal in the downhill at the world championships and the season-long World Cup downhill title, Stuhec...
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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka speeds down the course during the training of a women's World Cup Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
December 17, 2018 - 8:25 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in February is finding her groove again. Ester Ledecka led the second training session for a World Cup downhill by a comfortable margin Monday — two days after winning a parallel...
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