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Norway's Emil Iversen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the mens 30km mass start event at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Ulf Palm /TT via AP)
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  • Norway's Emil Iversen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the mens 30km mass start event at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Ulf Palm /TT via AP)

    Iversen, Bjoergen win in cross-country ski World Cup

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Norway dominated Sunday’s action in the cross-country skiing World Cup as Emil Iversen and Marit Bjoergen won men’s and women’s mass start races. Iversen won the men’s 30-kilometer classic race, beating his fellow Norwegian Martin Johnsrud Sundby with an explosive final push to the line to take victory in a time […]
  • France's Alexis Pinturault competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Garmisch-Panterkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

    Hirscher displays class to beat Pinturault in giant slalom

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Marcel Hirscher displayed all his class to beat Alexis Pinturault and claim his 20th World Cup giant slalom victory on Sunday, avenging his narrow defeat to the French skier in Adelboden. Trailing Pinturault by 0.09 seconds after the first run, the five-time defending overall champion charged hard in the second, clocking […]
  • The winner Travis Ganong, of the United States, celebrates on podium after an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

    Ganong wins downhill race overshadowed by crashes, injuries

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Numerous crashes and serious injuries to Valentin Giraud-Moine and Steven Nyman overshadowed a men’s World Cup downhill race won by Travis Ganong on Friday. Both French skier Giraud-Moine and American Nyman were airlifted for intensive care at the local hospital in Garmisch. The race was held up for half an hour […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Bobby Brown, of the United States, competes in the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Brown, who has recovered from multiple injuries sustained during competitions, will take part in the Winter X Games this weekend in Aspen, Colo. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)

    Meditation gave freeskier Bobby Brown another chance at gold

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Freeskier Bobby Brown has recovered from wipeouts that have rendered him almost motionless. He’s broken his back, pelvis and both ankles. What broke after the 2014 Sochi Olympics was his spirit. Injuries transformed his lead-in to the 2014 Games into a brutal contest against both the clock and his own body […]
  • Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

    Hirscher beats Britain’s Ryding to win World Cup slalom

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Only five-time overall champion Marcel Hirscher prevented Dave Ryding from becoming the first British skier to win a World Cup race on Sunday. The Austrian used a stunning second run to win the slalom of the classic Hahnenkamm races, while Ryding matched the best World Cup result by a British skier, […]
  • FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 file photo showing Ted Ligety, of the United States, competing during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria. World champion Ted Ligety will undergo back surgery and is not seeking a fourth straight giant slalom gold medal at St. Moritz next month. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)

    Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injury

    GENEVA (AP) — Two of skiing’s biggest stars will miss next month’s world championships because of season-ending surgery. Ted Ligety of the United States and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway — each with five career world titles — both announced in Instagram posts on Tuesday they will now focus on returning for next season. Ligety’s […]
  • Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup Slalom in Wengen, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Kristoffersen again edges Hirscher in World Cup slalom duel

    WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen’s hot streak in World Cup slalom extended to his fourth win of the season on Sunday, and Marcel Hirscher was runner-up yet again. Defending a first-run lead, Kristoffersen dropped behind Hirscher at the last time check but the Norwegian raced through the final gates for a 0.15-second winning margin. […]
  • Volunteers clear snow off the men's downhill course of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup at the Lauberhorn, in Wengen, Switzerland, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The World Cup men's downhill on the classic Lauberhorn course Saturday has been canceled due to heavy snowfall and fog. Organizers say racing is not possible despite earlier deciding to start lower down the hill. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    Heavy snow forces cancellation of men’s downhill at Wengen

    WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — The World Cup men’s circuit lost one of its defining races Saturday when heavy snowfall forced the classic Lauberhorn downhill to be canceled. Organizers said racing in Switzerland’s signature ski event was not possible — for the first time since 2004 — despite earlier deciding to start lower down the hill. […]
  • Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen reacts at finish line after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Henrik Kristoffersen routs rivals to win World Cup slalom

    ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen routed his rivals to win a foggy World Cup slalom by a massive 1.83-second margin on Sunday. With his third win this season, the 22-year-old Norwegian drew level atop the slalom standings with great rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who was 2.19 back in third place. “Today was an […]
  • From left, Austria's Marcel Hirscher, second placed, France's Alexis Pinturault, the winner, and third placed Philipp Schoerghofer, of Austria, celebrate on podium after an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Pinturault edges Hirscher to win World Cup giant slalom duel

    ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — In a race peppered with World Cup history, Alexis Pinturault held off hard-charging Marcel Hirscher to win Switzerland’s classic giant slalom on Saturday. Pinturault won a pulsating duel by just 0.04 seconds after five-time defending overall champion Hirscher put pressure on by posting the fastest second run. With his 19th career […]