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Top skiers headed to Maine for national championships

PORTLAND, Maine -- Fresh from the World Cup finals, Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and other top U.S. skiers are headed from France to Maine for the U.S. Alpine Championships. Vonn, the most decorated female ski racer in history, will headline the event that begins Wednesday at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. She finished the World Cup season by clinching downhill and Super-G titles...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn ready for more after World Cup super-G win

MERIBEL, France (AP) Another day of skiing, another crystal globe for Lindsey Vonn. And she's expecting more. ''I foresee next year as hopefully even better,'' said the 30-year-old American, who claimed the season-long super-G title at the World Cup finals on Thursday, two years after a career-threatening knee injury. ''It's going to be fun to have a normal preparation. I only got...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn wins fifth World Cup super-G title to extend her record

MERIBEL, France -- Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals. The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record to 19 crystal globes. Vonn held a slender eight-point lead over rival Anna Fenninger heading into the race, and was under pressure...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn beats Fenninger to clinch World Cup super-G title

MERIBEL, France (AP) Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals. The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record to 19 crystal globes. Vonn held a slender eight-point lead over rival Anna Fenninger heading into the race, and was under...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn, Kjetil Jansrud win World Cup downhill titles

MERIBEL, France (AP) Lindsey Vonn recently built a new trophy cabinet. The way things are going, she will soon need another one. The 30-year-old American added another crystal globe to her burgeoning collection by claiming the season-long downhill title on Wednesday, winning the last race in the discipline at the World Cup finals. Her seven downhill titles and her 18th World Cup...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

7th wonder: Vonn claims downhill title again

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup downhill title for the seventh time after winning the last race in the discipline on Wednesday at the season-ending finals.
Via Philly Sports Live
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn wins World Cup downhill title ahead of Fenninger

MERIBEL, France (AP) Lindsey Vonn clinched the World Cup downhill title for the seventh time by winning the last race in the discipline at the season-ending finals on Wednesday. The American finished 0.24 seconds clear of Elisabeth Goergl and .30 ahead of Nicole Hosp. Both are Austrian. Austrian racer Anna Fenninger finished second in the downhill standings. She trailed Vonn by...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn wins women's World Cup Super-G, regains lead with 1 to go

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States won a World Cup Super-G on Sunday to regain the lead in the discipline with one race remaining. Vonn is chasing her fifth Super-G World Cup title and stretched her record with a 23rd race win in the event. The American put together a winning time of 1 minute, 16.65 seconds in sunny conditions. Overall World Cup...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn criticizes FIS after racing in fog in Bulgaria

BANKSO, Bulgaria (AP) Lindsey Vonn has criticized the International Ski Federation for allowing skiers to race in foggy conditions in Bulgaria. The 30-year-old American, who missed nearly two seasons of competition after injuring her right knee in Austria in 2013, said FIS restarted the super-G leg of Sunday's combined race too soon. Vonn says ''I don't think the conditions were...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn gets travel help from German police after leaving behind passport

  German police say they helped American skier Lindsey Vonn get to Bulgaria for a World Cup event after she forgot her passport in Austria. Munich airport police say Vonn realized after arriving Wednesday for a flight to Sofia that she had left her passport in Salzburg, more than 1 1/2 hours away. They say officers at the airport issued an emergency travel document for the 30-year...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vonn escapes injury from early giant slalom crash

MARIBOR, Slovenia -- World champion Anna Fenninger of Austria led a women's World Cup giant slalom after the opening run Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn escaped injury in an early crash. Vonn was the fastest starter and led Fenninger by 0.09 when the American slid off the course in a left turn with her skis coming off when she landed in the safety netting. Vonn got up and smiled as...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Fenninger leads WCup GS after 1st run; Vonn, Maze out

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) World champion Anna Fenninger of Austria led a women's World Cup giant slalom after the opening run Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn escaped injury in a crash early in her run. Vonn was the fastest starter and led Fenninger by 0.09 when the American slid off the course in a left turn with her skis coming off when she landed in the safety netting. Vonn got up and...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn breaks into tears after Alpine combined at worlds

  Lindsey Vonn smiled and waved to the hometown crowd after finishing a run that didn't count. Out of view, she broke into tears. All the pent-up pressure from being the favorite at the world championships boiled over after she straddled a gate in the slalom portion of the Alpine combined Monday, knocking her out of the race. Vonn had high expectations for not just one medal, but...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Maze takes gold in downhill at worlds; Vonn struggles to 5th

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) Tina Maze of Slovenia has captured the women's downhill gold medal at the world championships Friday ahead of prerace favorite Lindsey Vonn, who struggled on her home course. Maze finished the twisty course in 1 minute, 45.89 seconds to beat Anna Fenninger of Austria by 0.02 seconds. Lara Gut of Switzerland earned bronze. This result was the reverse of the...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bode Miller Slices Leg Open in Vicious Crash

Bode Miller took a nasty spill during the World Championships Super-G race at Beaver Creek, Colorado and although there does not appear to be any broken limbs, he did slice his leg open. Warning: The video below features very graphic images. You can watch the crash and subsequent replays without seeing the gash on his Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bode Miller Suffers Gruesome Cut In Scary Super-G Crash At World Championships

Bode Miller suffered a gruesome cut from a scary super-G crash at the World Championships.
Via Gamedayr
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bode Miller’s Cut Leg Is A Pretty Awesome Injury

Check that. Bode Miller is not OK. pic.twitter.com/x3e2jj0Q8e — Brian Stemmle (@brianstemmle) February 5, 2015   That’s Bode Miller’s leg after crashing in the World Championship super-G event today in Beaver Creek, Colorado. He’ll be fine, it’s just a small wound. Nothing that some stitches won’t close up.   Bode Miller looking a little rusty on the slopes: ...
Via Busted Coverage
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bode Miller crashes out at ski world championships super-G

Bode Miller hit his left arm on a gate, spun backward and lost both skis in a crash Thursday at the world championships.
Via Fox Olympics
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

With back on the mend, Bode Miller set to return at world championships

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Bode Miller's no longer being held back by a herniated disk. He's cleared himself to race again. Just in time for the world championships, too, which was his target all along after undergoing surgery in November. The six-time Olympic medalist hopes to compete in the super-G, downhill and possibly even the super-combined. First, though, U.S. men's coach Sasha...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sore back and all, Bode Miller makes US roster for worlds

The U.S. Ski Team announced its roster for world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and all the big names were on the squad, including Bode Miller as he tries to return from back surgery. Lindsey Vonn made the team, of course. So did Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, who won three titles at the 2013 world championships in Austria. Miller has yet to compete...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bode Miller joins Vonn, Shiffrin, Ligety on US roster for worlds, sore back and all

The U.S. Ski Team announced its roster for world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and all the big names were on the squad, including Bode Miller as he tries to return from back surgery.
Via Fox Olympics
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn heads home for world champs in winning shape

Lindsey Vonn heads home for world champs in winning shape
Via Fox Olympics
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Switzerland's Lara Gut wins World Cup downhill; Vonn 2 seconds back

  Lara Gut of Switzerland won a World Cup downhill on Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn missed a chance to extend her wins record as she almost skied out and finished well behind. Gut raced down the new Engiadina course in 1 minute, 43.82 seconds in the final downhill before the world championships next month. Anna Fenninger of Austria was 0.32 behind Gut, and now has six runner-up finishes...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn, for once an athlete truly deserving of 'star' status

The most overused word in sports is ''star.'' It should be reserved only for the deserving few, those who constantly brighten our horizons with their exploits, who don't wax, wane and flame out in a season or two and, most importantly, who don't cheat, dope, act like idiots and otherwise prove that sports are too quick to build pedestals for athletes.
Via Fox Olympics
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

At the top: Vonn breaks all-time World Cup wins record

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Lindsey Vonn provisionally won a super-G on Monday to break Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories. For win No. 63, the American clocked 1 minute 27.03 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course to finish 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third, 0.92 back. Some lower-ranked...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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