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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal reacts after skiing out during the first run of the men's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide March 15, 2014.          REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

(Reuters) - World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing football. The 31-year-old Norwegian was injured in Austria on Saturday, eight days before the World Cup season starts with a giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. "I was out for a little run with the rest of my team in Soelden," said Svindal on his Facebook page. "We ended the session playing around with a ball. "Suddenly I felt something snap in my leg and I knew right away something was wrong. ...


Posted: October 19, 2014, 5:46 pm
VIENNA (AP) -- Downhill world champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will likely miss the entire ski season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 4:22 pm
VIENNA (AP) -- Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer has been ruled out of the season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Soelden next week after tearing ligaments in a training accident on Wednesday.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 2:42 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Bryan Fletcher won the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships on Sunday for his first national title, beating brother Taylor Fletcher.
Posted: October 13, 2014, 2:26 am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Sarah Hendrickson won the K95 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship on Sunday for her third national title, and Nick Fairall topped the men's field for his second title.
Posted: October 13, 2014, 1:58 am

Norway's Petter Jr. Northug reacts after competing in the men's relay 4x10km cross-country event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's former Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug was sentenced to 50 days in jail on Thursday for crashing his car and injuring a friend in a drink driving accident in May. Northug, twice a gold medalist in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, also received a permanent driving ban and a 185,000-crown fine ($28,800) after he fled the scene of the accident in Trondheim in western Norway, leaving his friend behind. ...


Posted: October 9, 2014, 10:23 am
OSLO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Norway's former Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug was sentenced to 50 days in jail on Thursday for crashing his car and injuring a friend in a drink driving accident in May. Northug, twice a gold medallist in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, also received a permanent driving ban and a 185,000-crown fine ($28,800) after he fled the scene of the accident in Trondheim in western Norway, leaving his friend behind. ...
Posted: October 9, 2014, 10:15 am

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