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Suter and Gut go 1-2 in downhill training; Vonn 5th

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) Swiss skiers Fabienne Suter and Lara Gut went 1-2 in World Cup downhill training while overall leader Lindsey Vonn was fifth on Friday. Suter led Gut by 0.08 seconds on the Mont Lachaux course with Laurenne Ross of the United States third, 0.09 behind. Vonn was 0.30 back. In the overall, Vonn holds an 87-point lead over Gut, who led Thursday's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Olympian Picabo Street to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

SALT LAKE CITY -- A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street says she will be cleared of domestic violence and assault charges because she was defending herself a December fight with her father.Attorney Joe Wrona said Thursday that he will demand a jury trial in the misdemeanor case against her.Prosecutors say Street threw her 76-year-old father down the stairs and locked...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Olympian to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street says she will be cleared of domestic violence and assault charges because she was defending herself a December fight with her father. Attorney Joe Wrona said Thursday that he will demand a jury trial in the misdemeanor case against her. Prosecutors say Street threw her 76-year-old father down the stairs...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut leads opening downhill training; Vonn 16th in Crans

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) Challenging Lindsey Vonn for the overall World Cup title, Lara Gut of Switzerland led the opening training session on Thursday for a World Cup downhill. On a course shortened due to concerns over a jump, Gut beat Ilke Stuhec of Slovenia by 0.33 seconds, with Sofia Goggia of Italy third, 0.34 back. Vonn was only 16th, nearly a full second behind...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lara Gut wins Super-G World Cup race, Vonn comes in 3rd

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Lindsey Vonn is getting some competition for the overall World Cup title although she is still comfortably ahead. Lara Gut of Switzerland won her first Super-G race of the season on Sunday to cut into Vonn's overall World Cup lead. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany edged Vonn for second place as the American narrowly missed winning back-to-back...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn dominates course to earn 38th World Cup downhill win

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Lindsey Vonn won a women's downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday to extend her World Cup lead. The American now has 38 downhill wins, the most by a woman in a specific discipline.On a sunny day but with most of the Kandahar course in shade, Vonn made no obvious mistakes and finished 1.51 seconds ahead of Fabienne Suter of Switzerland...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Lindsey Vonn won a women's downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday to extend her World Cup lead. The American now has 38 downhill wins, the most by a woman in a specific discipline. On a sunny day but with most of the Kandahar course in shade, Vonn made no obvious mistakes and finished 1.51 seconds ahead of Fabienne Suter...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn has complaints about downhill course

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Lindsey Vonn left the finish area with plenty of complaints about the state of the Kandahar course and thinking she still had the fastest time in Thursday's training for a World Cup downhill. Officially, she didn't, because late starter Romane Miradoli of France beat her by .20 seconds. But Miradoli, with the No. 38 bib, missed two gates. Since...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebensburg wins WCup GS; overall leader Vonn skies out

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany won her second straight women's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. The 2010 Olympic champion finished in a two-run time of 2 minutes, 29.82 seconds to beat Ana Drev of Slovenia by 0.32, and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein by 0.34. Rebensburg also won in Flachau, Austria, two weeks ago. Eva-Maria Brem, who led after the opening...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

After tears in Sochi, Lara Gut challenging Vonn for title

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) When Lindsey Vonn eclipsed the career record for downhill wins last weekend, she and runner-up Larisa Yurkiw took turns spraying each other with champagne. Swiss rival Lara Gut, the third-place finisher, stood to the side. As Vonn's only real challenger for skiing's overall World Cup title this season, Gut - it's clear to see - won't be satisfied...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Another day, another record for Lindsey Vonn in Cortina

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Another day, another record for Lindsey Vonn. The American won a World Cup super-G Sunday for her 11th career victory in Cortina, breaking the resort record of retired Austrian standout Renate Goetschl. With another near-perfect run down the Olympia delle Tofane course, Vonn beat Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein by 0.69 seconds, with Viktoria Rebensburg...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn breaks record for World Cup downhill victories

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Lindsey Vonn broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's record for most World Cup downhill victories with her 37th in skiing's marquee event on Saturday.Vonn beat Larisa Yurkiw of Canada by 0.28 seconds on the Olympia delle Tofane course -- the same site where she eclipsed Moser-Proell's overall women's record of 62 victories a year ago -- with a nearly flawless run...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vonn breaks record for most World Cup downhill wins with 37

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Lindsey Vonn has broken Annemarie Moser-Proell's record for most World Cup downhill victories with her 37th win in skiing's marquee event. Vonn beat Larisa Yurkiw of Canada by 0.28 seconds on the Olympia delle Tofane course on Saturday. Lara Gut of Switzerland finished third, 0.67 behind, and maintained a 10-point lead on Vonn in the overall standings...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Aiming for downhill win record, Vonn leads Cortina training

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Lindsey Vonn led the final training session for a World Cup downhill Friday and can break the career record for wins in skiing's signature event on Saturday. Vonn clocked 1 minutes, 37.48 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course for a 0.38-second lead over Verena Stuffer of Italy. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third, 0.40 behind, while...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Poised to break downhill record, Vonn leads Cortina training

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Poised to break the record for career downhill wins, Lindsey Vonn comfortably led the opening training session for a World Cup race in Cortina d'Ampezzo on Thursday. Vonn clocked 1 minute, 39.12 seconds for a 0.60-second advantage ahead of overall World Cup leader Lara Gut. Verena Stuffer of Italy was third, 0.70 back. Vonn's American teammate Jacqueline...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former gold medalist Picabo Street allegedly beat up her father

A former U.S. Olympian went to jail recently. Picabo Street, a 2002 Gold medalist skier, was arrested last month and later charged with assault, according to the Associated Press, citing charging documents. The 44-year-old reportedly locked her 76-year-old father in the basement before calling authorities. She told police that her father had pulled her hair as a result of a fight...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vonn wins WCup downhill to match all-time record of 36 wins

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Lindsey Vonn won a women's World Cup downhill on Saturday for her 36th career victory in the discipline, matching Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell's all-time best mark. Vonn, who held a comfortable lead after the first run, finished in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 11.17 seconds, one second ahead of Larisa Yurkiw of Canada. Cornelia...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn fastest in last World Cup downhill training run

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) Lindsey Vonn was fastest in Friday's final training run for a women's World Cup downhill despite standing up out of her tuck well before the finish. The four-time overall champion from the United States clocked 1 minute, 5.74 seconds on the shortened Kaelberloch course to lead Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany by 0.28. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher almost hit by falling drone

During a night slalom run at theĀ Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, alpine skier Marcel Hirscher was almost taken out by a falling drone that carried a camera. Hirscher, the four-time World Cup overall champ, was unharmed in the close encounter with the drone, but it could have been a disastrous accident. See for yourself. Hirscher went on to have a terrificĀ run, finishing in second...
Via Sportsnaut
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut wins WCup downhill race in Val d'Isere, Vonn crashes

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) Swiss skier Lara Gut beat countrywoman Fabienne Suter by. 16 seconds to win a World Cup downhill race Saturday, while American Lindsey Vonn crashed while chasing a record-equaling win. Gut beat Vonn by just. 01 seconds to win Friday's super-combined race, and this was her 15th career win and 23rd podium. Gut, who also won a giant slalom last month in...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn 3rd quickest in training for WCup downhill race

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) American Lindsey Vonn was third quickest in a downhill training run Wednesday at Val d'Isere, one of her favorite resorts. Larisa Yurkiw of Canada was quickest in 1 minute, 47.79 seconds, with Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria. 10 behind and Vonn trailing by .21. Vonn has made an outstanding start to the season by winning four races so far: two downhill and...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vonn wins as Shiffrin misses giant slalom after warmup crash

Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden, on Saturday for her fourth consecutive victory while American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin missed the race following a warmup crash. While she specializes in the speed events of downhill and super-G, Vonn has now won four giant slaloms in her career - with two of them coming in Are. Charging down a shortened course amid strong...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vonn wins super-G to complete Lake Louise sweep

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) Lindsey Vonn won a super-G race Sunday to complete a sweep of World Cup races at Lake Louise for the third time in her career. The American finished in a time of 1 minute, 19.79 seconds, beating Tamara Tippler of Austria by 1.32 seconds. Another Austrian, Cornelia Huetter, was third. Vonn captured both downhill races over the weekend for the hat trick...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn wins another downhill at Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- Another race at Lake Louise and yet another win for Lindsey Vonn. This has become extremely repetitive.Not that Vonn minds, of course.Vonn completed a World Cup downhill sweep Saturday for her 17th victory at Lake Louise. The 31-year-old American star finished in 1 minute, 50.43 seconds to beat Switzerland's Fabienne Suter by 1.05 seconds. Austria's Cornelia...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn's Hand Reminds Us It's Not A Good Idea To Get Between Two Fighting Dogs

If you have ever looked at two dogs that were fighting and thought you should get in between them and break them up take a look at what happened to Lindsey Vonn's hand when she tried to break up a fight between her dogs,. Apparently they were going at it over a frisbee so she tried to break it up.It didn't go well for her. Tried to break up my dogs fighting over a frisbee and...
Via FatManWriting
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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