LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) -- An Olympic medalist from southeastern Indiana faces a charge of criminal mischief after police say he threw rocks at vehicles and caused more than $8,000 in damage.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:25 pm
By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Now, the man who used to cut American actor and director Robert Redford's lawn for pocket money wants his talents to shine on an even bigger stage. "A major goal of mine is to get the men's (World Cup) downhill title, something no American man has done before," he told Reuters after his spectacular downhill victory on Friday. ...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:21 pm
(Makes clear Nyman is aiming to become first U.S. man to win World Cup downhill title, not World Championships title in paras 3-4) By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Now, the man who used to cut American actor and director Robert Redford's lawn for pocket money wants his talents to shine on an even bigger stage. ...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:17 pm

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach of Germany and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) stand together during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little or no post-Games use, a massive overhaul of infrastructure at the Black sea resort and a record price tag that triggered changes for future Olympics. ...


Posted: December 19, 2014, 7:27 pm

Steve Nyman, of the United States, celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- With performances like this, Steven Nyman should have no problem regaining his funding from the U.S. Ski Team.


Posted: December 19, 2014, 5:40 pm

Steven Nyman of the U.S. clears a gate during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing race in Val Gardena December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy - American downhiller Steven Nyman demonstrated his love of Val Gardena's Saslong piste with his third career victory at the Italian resort on Friday. In his 13 years on the World Cup circuit, the 32-year-old has only won three races, all of them in Val Gardena -- the first in 2006 and the second two years ago. After his third triumph he was asked the secret: "Pasta! Good Italian pasta!" he said. Whatever his diet, his victory this time, in one minute 55. ...


Posted: December 19, 2014, 2:46 pm

Anna Fenninger stands in the finish area after completing training for an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Austrian skier Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run ahead of countrywoman Regina Sterz and Lindsey Vonn on Friday. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) -- Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run Friday with Austrian teammate Regina Sterz in second and Lindsey Vonn third.


Posted: December 19, 2014, 2:27 pm
Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Val Gardena Men's Downhill on Friday 1. Steven Nyman (U.S.) 1:55.89 2. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 1:56.20 3. Dominik Paris (Italy) 1:57.04 4. Guillermo Fayed (France) 1:57.15 5. Johan Clarey (France) 1:57.19 6. Silvan Zurbriggen (Switzerland) 1:57.40 7. Matthias Mayer (Austria) 1:57.42 8. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 1:57.52 9. Patrick Kueng (Switzerland) 1:57.62 10. Didier Defago (Switzerland) 1:57.73 11. Hannes Reichelt (Austria) 1:57.79 12. Peter Fill (Italy) 1:57.81 13. Travis Ganong (U.S.) 1:57.84 14. Adrien Theaux (France) 1:57.89 15. ...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 1:57 pm
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn's days of competing in all five ski disciplines may be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a career-threatening knee injury.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 6:54 pm
VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:55 pm

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