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Vonn 6th in downhill in combined at worlds; Goggia leads

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn was sixth-fastest in the downhill portion of the combined race at the world championships on Friday, with Sofia Goggia of Italy in the lead. Vonn trailed at each time check on a course shortened by poor weather on higher sections. She finished 0.85 seconds behind Goggia. The American taped her right ski pole to her glove to combat handling...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn speeds up to target 1st career medal in combined

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn took a faster line in downhill training on Thursday, and that bodes well as she tries to fill one of the few gaps in her medal collection. The American has never finished on the podium in five combined races at worlds and three Olympics since 2002, though she does have two season-long World Cup titles from the event that includes a downhill...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn, Lara Gut pursue overdue gold at ski worlds

GENEVA (AP) Their speed-race duel lit up the 2009 ski world championships, yet neither Lindsey Vonn nor Lara Gut has won a gold medal since at the two-yearly event. So there is unfinished business for star attraction Vonn and home favorite Gut at St. Moritz where their first race on Tuesday opens the 11-title, 13-day program. Vonn has four overall World Cup titles as the best...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn and Shiffrin highlight US ski roster for worlds

Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the U.S. Ski Team roster for the world championships starting next week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Julia Mancuso also will compete as she steadily regains her form following hip surgery. Missing from the American team will be Ted Ligety (back) and Steven Nyman (knee). Bode Miller will appear in St. Moritz, but as an announcer for NBC...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Lindsey Vonn has avoided more serious injury after falling during World Cup downhill training. The American, who returned this month from nearly a year out with knee and arm injuries, lost control on a tricky left turn on the upper portion of the Olympia delle Tofane course Friday and hit the safety netting. After pausing to collect herself, Vonn...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

A day after downhill win, Vonn struggles to 9th in super-G

A day after winning a downhill, Lindsey Vonn discovered how far she has to go to regain her dominance in super-G as she returns from two major injuries. For now, defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut remains the skier to beat in super-G. Swiss racer Gut extended her perfect run in super-G this season with a comfortable win Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, while...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Gut remains perfect in super-G; Vonn struggles in 9th

Defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut extended her perfect run in super-G this season with a comfortable win Sunday while Lindsey Vonn struggled to a ninth-place finish. For her third straight super-G victory, Swiss skier Gut finished 0.67 seconds ahead of Stephanie Venier of Austria and 0.86 in front of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

'Blood, sweat and tears': Vonn back on top with downhill win

Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm. The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim career victory No. 77, moving her within nine wins of the record held by Ingemar Stenmark. After finishing 0.15 seconds ahead of...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn back on top in 2nd race of comeback from injuries

Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm. The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim career victory No. 77, moving her within nine wins of the record held by Ingemar Stenmark. After finishing 0.15 seconds ahead of...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Siebenhofer leads training; Vonn 5th with missed gate

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Ramona Siebenhofer posted the fastest time in World Cup downhill training for the second consecutive day on the Kandahar course. The Austrian finished 0.65 seconds ahead of Fabienne Suter and 0.71 ahead of Mirjam Puchner on Friday. Sofia Goggia had the fastest unofficial time but the Italian missed a gate. Lindsey Vonn was fifth but also...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Austrian skier Scheyer wins downhill; Vonn 13th on return

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Racing for the first time in 322 days, Lindsey Vonn had to settle for 13th place Sunday in an unusual women's World Cup downhill with an unexpected winner, Christine Scheyer of Austria. Not being able to push out of the start gate as usual, the American was more than half a second off the lead at the first split and finished 1.54 behind the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Austrian skier Scheyer wins downhill; Vonn 13th upon return

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Christine Scheyer of Austria upset the pre-race favorites to win a women's World Cup downhill Sunday, while Lindsey Vonn placed 13th in her first race in nearly 11 months. Not being able to push out of the start gate as usual, the American was already more than half a second off the lead at the first split and finished 1.54 behind the Austrian...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn returns to WCup skiing, Mancuso skips downhill race

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Lindsey Vonn has returned to World Cup skiing Sunday in the official training run ahead of a downhill race later today. In her first appearance since February last year, Vonn held back and got out of her tuck well before finishing 2.71 seconds off the fastest time, posted by Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic. Vonn, the four-time overall champion...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn faces downhill training, race on same day of comeback

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Lindsey Vonn will have to ski in a training run and a downhill race within hours of each other to make her World Cup comeback on Saturday. Organizers rescheduled Friday's training for 0815 GMT the next morning, two hours prior to the race. The start gate will be lowered, which strips the Kalberloch course of its trademark steep pitch from the...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

US skier Lindsey Vonn to take 'lot of risk' with broken arm

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Lindsey Vonn says she is taking ''a lot of risk of doing more damage to my arm'' as she plans her World Cup ski return this weekend, nine weeks after breaking her right upper arm. The four-time overall champion says surgery has made the arm more vulnerable to another fracture if she has to break a fall. Vonn says, ''As I have already a plate...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn recovers from nerve damage in broken right arm to race

Lindsey Vonn struggled with nerve damage so severe she couldn't even move her fingers soon after surgery to fix her broken right arm. On her Facebook page, the four-time overall World Cup champion revealed in a more than 5-minute video her journey back to the slopes after breaking her right arm during a fall while training in November. Vonn plans to compete in the downhill this...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

US ski team: Lindsey Vonn could return to WCup next week

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) The Alpine director of the U.S. ski team says Lindsey Vonn could make her World Cup return in Austria next week, two months after undergoing surgery on a broken arm. Patrick Riml tells The Associated Press that Vonn has resumed ski training in Colorado this week and that she plans to travel to Europe at the weekend. A downhill and a combined event are scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

US coach: Bode Miller aiming to race next season at age 40

SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy (AP) Bode Miller is still planning on racing again. Just probably not this season. U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick said that Miller told him he no longer plans on coming over to Europe for training in January. ''He sent me a text. He said, `Count me in coach in the future. I'm coming back. Just things are not looking good for me to travel...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Judge tosses Bode Miller lawsuit against sponsor

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) The Latest on Bode Miller's possible return to World Cup skiing, and his legal fight over sponsorship. (all times local): 7:45 p.m. If Bode Miller wants to return to ski racing this season as he approaches the age of 40, he's going to have to show U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick that he's still got the necessary speed. ''There's always a chance...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Bode Miller has to show he's still got speed to race again

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) If Bode Miller wants to return to ski racing this season as he approaches the age of 40, he's going to have to show U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick that he's still got the necessary speed. ''There's always a chance with Bode - always. But at this point right now we're not expecting a miracle return real quick,'' Rearick told The Associated Press...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Vonn doing pull-ups after breaking arm a few weeks ago

Lindsey Vonn amazingly showcased how she’s on a miraculous fast track to recovery by posting video of herself doing pull-ups only a few weeks after breaking her right arm. The Olympic champ on Wednesday took to Instagram to document her mind-blowing workout, which has to come as a shock considering a humerus fracture typically takes anywhere between four to eight weeks to heal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn reveals gross arm injury suffered in crash

Lindsey Vonn shared some unfortunate news (and some disturbing images) over the weekend. The U.S. Olympic skier revealed Friday on her Facebook page that she broke her arm in a crash while training in Copper, Colo. As evidence, Vonn posted the X-rays of her severe fracture. On Sunday, Vonn kept her fans updated via Twitter and took things a step further by sharing a photo of her...
Via NESN.com
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn breaks arm in crash while training in Colorado

Lindsey Vonn broke her arm during a crash in training in Colorado and underwent surgery. The four-time overall World Cup champion has been battered by injuries in recent years and hopes to return to skiing ''as soon as possible.'' She said on Facebook the wipeout happened on Copper Mountain on Thursday and she had surgery that night in Vail. She posted X-ray pictures of her right...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn breaks arm in training crash in Colorado

Lindsey Vonn underwent surgery to fix a broken right arm after a crash while training on the slopes in Copper Mountain, Colorado. The four-time overall World Cup champion said the wipeout happened Thursday and had surgery that night in Vail. She posted X-ray pictures of her arm on social media. It's the latest setback for Vonn, who had three significant breaks near her knee joint...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Miller sues ski supplier Head, eyes racing with other brand

VIENNA (AP) Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller has sued ski manufacturer Head as he wants to resume World Cup racing with a different equipment supplier. Miller ended his nearly 10-year-long partnership with the Austrian-based company in 2015 and signed an agreement not to wear a different ski brand in World Cup or world championship races for the following two years. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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