Austrian ski veteran Reichelt quizzed in blood doping case

Sports 05/27/19, 14:28

Alpine ski veteran Hannes Reichelt has been questioned by police investigating a blood doping ring in sports, the Austrian ski federation said on Monday.Reichelt denies wrongdoing in the case known as Operation Aderlass, the Austrian federation said .He won 13 World Cup races in his career and a 2015 world ...

Lindsey Vonn memoir ‘Rise: My Story’ coming next year

Entertainment 05/13/19, 07:06

Lindsey Vonn, the retired alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back.Vonn's memoir, "Rise: My Story," will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her "epic journey" from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82 World Cup wins and three Olympic medals; and ...

High March temperatures shortened Alaska’s winter weather

U.S. 04/04/19, 14:51

Climatologists in Alaska say unusually high temperatures set records in March and likely are a reflection of the upward warming climate trend.March is normally reliable for dog mushing and cross-country skiing. However, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, didn't record a flake of measureable snow and temperatures in Fairbanks reached the 50s ...

Skiing bonds Shiffrin and Paralympian who overcame cancer

Sports 03/28/19, 01:36

Ten years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin visited a friend and fellow ski racer in the hospital who was diagnosed with cancer. Thomas Walsh could barely sit up or eat and later had parts of his pelvis and lung removed due to the tumors. Shiffrin grew up skiing with Walsh, the two sharing ...

Shiffrin tops ski World Cup money list with record $885K

Sports 03/18/19, 05:13

Mikaela Shiffrin earned a record 886,000 Swiss francs ($885,000) in prize money during the World Cup ski season.Shiffrin's 17 victories — the most ever in a season — gave her at least double the amount of the next highest earner on the women's circuit. Petra Vlhova was second with 428,000 ...

American ski racer River Radamus making waves on the slopes

Sports 03/08/19, 02:42

His name, River Radamus , almost conjures up images of summer. His game is most certainly meant for winter.Although, the 21-year-old ski racer from Edwards, Colorado, joked: "If it doesn't pan out in skiing, maybe I can go to kayaking?"Only thing — his passion for water, in its frozen form ...

Olympic slalom champion Hansdotter to retire after season

Sports 03/06/19, 11:39

Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter will retire from Alpine skiing's World Cup next week, ending a years-long rivalry with Mikaela Shiffrin."It's time for me to say goodbye to the world cup circuit and start a new chapter in life," the 33-year-old Swede said Wednesday on Instagram .Hansdotter has been one ...

Red, white & blueprint: US biathlon forms plan to close gap

Sports 03/05/19, 03:04

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television.There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition . On TV. In a bar. In America."I've waited," CEO Max Cobb said, "30 years ...

Cyclist admits blood doping amid investigations into network

Sports 03/03/19, 10:46

The blood doping case which started with police raids at the Nordic skiing world championships four days ago spread to cycling on Sunday.In Austria, authorities confirmed local media reports that an Austrian professional cyclist admitted to doping after being arrested on Friday following investigations into an alleged blood doping network.Innsbruck ...

Austrian police investigating man who leaked raid video

Sports 03/01/19, 08:05

The leaking of a video showing Austrian skier Max Hauke apparently caught with a needle in his arm during a police raid on an alleged doping network has led to consequences for the leaker.Austria's Federal Police Office said on Friday the person who shared the video of the Wednesday raid ...

9 people arrested in doping raids in Austria and Germany

Sports 02/27/19, 09:14

Five elite athletes and four others were arrested Wednesday in doping raids in Austria and Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships.Austria's Federal Police Office said the raids targeted "a doping network operating worldwide" and focused on Seefeld, where the championships are taking place. Police said two Austrian athletes were ...

Bad timing: Women’s WCup downhill result amended 3 days on

Sports 02/26/19, 05:59

In ongoing fallout of faulty finish-line timing, a women's World Cup downhill result was altered on Tuesday three days after the race, forcing two podium places to be changed.The International Ski Federation said reassessing problems with Swiss Timing's system on Saturday at Crans-Montana in Switzerland has knocked two Swiss racers ...

Woods, Djokovic, Vonn win Laureus World Sports Awards

Soccer 02/18/19, 15:33

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:30 P.M. LONDON TIME.Tiger Woods, Novak Djokovic, Lindsey Vonn and the France national soccer team were among the winners at the Laureus World Sports Awards, with Woods claiming the Comeback Award 19 years after he was first recognized.Woods, who won the inaugural World Sportsman of the Year award ...

Update: Hirscher wins slalom, leads Austrian clean sweep

Sports 02/17/19, 09:38

The Latest on skiing world championships (all times local):___3:30 p.m.Marcel Hirscher led an Austrian clean sweep in the slalom by winning by 0.65 seconds for a record-tying seventh career gold medal at the world championships.After producing what he said was one of the best runs of his career to get ...

Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds draw to close

Sports 02/17/19, 04:52

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 cold he picked up midway ...

Shiffrin skis through sickness to sit 3rd in 1st slalom run

Sports 02/16/19, 07:03

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 Swenn Larsson of Sweden was second, 0.11 behind Holdener.U.S. ski team spokeswoman ...

Update: Shiffrin fights illness in bid for slalom gold

Sports 02/16/19, 05:41

The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local):___11:35 a.m.Mikaela Shiffrin is fighting a chest illness as she looks to win gold in the slalom at the world championships.After Shiffrin finished behind leader Wendy Holdener and Anna Swenn Larsson in her first run, U.S. ski team spokeswoman Megan Harrod ...

Weather turns ugly as Shiffrin goes for 2nd gold at worlds

Sports 02/16/19, 04:50

The weather's turned ugly for Mikaela Shiffrin's last race at the skiing world championships.Fog has descended over the course at Are, Sweden, and the wind has slightly picked up again ahead of the slalom, which Shiffrin starts as favorite.The American is looking to capture her second gold medal of these ...

Update: Rebensburg leads giant slalom, Shiffrin in 4th

Sports 02/14/19, 09:11

The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):___3 p.m.Former Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg took a 0.19 second lead after the first run in the giant slalom at the world championships, with favorite Mikaela Shiffrin 0.44 adrift in fourth place.Rebensburg's strong start gave Germany a good chance of a ...

Raptors coach Nurse sizes up the NBA’s Eastern Conference

Sports 02/12/19, 15:02

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says a handful of deals at the trade deadline could tip the NBA's balance of power to the already-tough Eastern Conference.Toronto added Marc Gasol to counter moves sending Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee and Tobias Harris to Philadelphia. But because of the schedule, the Raptors won't ...

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