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|Family of dead skicross racer vindicated (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 3:26 pm]
The family of a Canadian skicross racer killed two years ago at a World Cup event feels vindicated now that authorities no longer blame him for the crash and instead have made courses safer. Lawyer Tim Danson said Monday the family of 29-year-old Nik Zoricic believes the skier's legacy has become something to celebrate. The family contended the death was ''entirely avoidable'' and called the course finish line a ''death trap.'' In a letter to his parents this month, the International Ski Federation described Zoricic as a ''talented, experienced, and skilled'' World Cup skier who did not take unnecessary risks. In skicross, several racers hurtle down a mountain at the same time, making jumps and taking curves on the way.
Zoricic family, ski body settle fatal crash issues (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 12:44 pm]
The family of Nik Zoricic has settled issues with the International Ski Federation over the Canadian racer's 2012 death in a skicross World Cup event. The sport's world governing body will pay CAN$250,000 ($225,000) over five years to the Nik Zoricic Foundation, which works to improve skier safety, the family's lawyers said Monday. ''This new partnership between the FIS and the Nik Zoricic Foundation, places skier safety first. This is Nik's legacy,'' Toronto legal firm Danson Recht said in a statement.
Canadian skier Michael Janyk ends career in style (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 9, 2014, 10:27 am]
Michael Janyk's last World Cup race went so well, he almost had to postpone his retirement for a week. The Canadian slalom skier was 2.67 seconds off on Sunday before clocking the fastest second-run time and finishing in 15th. The result left him seven slalom ranking points short of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, where only the top-25 racers of each discipline are allowed to start. ''I wanted to finish with that enjoyment, that feeling, and that was exactly what it was.'' The Whistler native, who turns 32 later this month and whose older sister Britt Janyk competed on the women's World Cup circuit until 2011, announced his retirement from World Cup ski racing earlier this week.
Neureuther leads German 1-2 finish at WCup slalom (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 9, 2014, 7:12 am]
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Felix Neureuther beat Fritz Dopfer for a German 1-2 finish at a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday, while Marcel Hirscher finished fifth to take the lead in the overall standings by four points.
Olympic champ Matt leads WCup slalom after 1st run (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 9, 2014, 3:56 am]
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Olympic champion Mario Matt of Austria led a men's World Cup slalom after the first run on Sunday.
Alpine Skiing-World Cup Kranjska Gora men's slalom results (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 9, 2014, 3:21 am]
March 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Kranjska Gora Men's Slalom on Sunday Run 1 Overall 1. Mario Matt (Austria) 52.89 52.89 2. Felix Neureuther (Germany) 52.94 52.94 3. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) 53.19 53.19 4. Mattias Hargin (Sweden) 53.31 53.31 5. Fritz Dopfer (Germany) 53.37 53.37 6. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 53.45 53.45 7. Patrick Thaler (Italy) 53.47 53.47 8. Markus Larsson (Sweden) 53.51 53.51 9. Jean-Baptiste Grange (France) 53.56 53.56 10. Stefano Gross (Italy) 53.63 53.63 11. Giuliano Razzoli (Italy) 53.88 53.88 12. Alexander Khoroshilov (Russia) 53.90 53.90 13. ...
Olympic champion Shiffrin wins WCup slalom title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 10:22 am]
American Mikaela Shiffrin retained her World Cup slalom title on Saturday, adding to her Sochi Olympics gold medal in the discipline just five days before her 19th birthday. Shiffrin led from start to finish, as she did at the Sochi Games two weeks ago. Shiffrin now has Olympic and world championship gold medals and two World Cup titles in her specialty event. ''It was finally in my mind, I felt like I could be a good ski racer at the World Cup level.'' Shiffrin defended her title in a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 50.66 seconds.
Veteran Raich returns to WCup podium after 2 years (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 9:57 am]
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Benjamin Raich has reached a World Cup podium for the 91st - and probably last - time in his career at the same resort where he earned his first top-three finish 15 years ago.
Rydzek wins 3rd WCup Nordic combined race (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 9:38 am]
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Johannes Rydzek won his third Nordic combined World Cup event on Saturday while his German teammate Eric Frenzel remained top of the overall standings.
Olympic champion Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 6:40 am]
ARE, Sweden (AP) -- Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup slalom on Saturday to retain her season-long title with one race remaining.
Olympic champion Ligety beats Raich to win WCup GS (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 5:49 am]
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Olympic champion Ted Ligety held on to his first-run lead to win a men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.
Olympic champ Ligety leads WCup GS after 1st run (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 5:26 am]
Olympic champion Ted Ligety posted the fastest time in the opening run of a men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. The American timed 1 minute, 12.66 in spring-like conditions on the Podkoren course to build a 0.43-second lead over Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen, who won the junior world title in GS four days ago. Matts Olsson of Sweden led Ligety until the final split but lost time in the bottom part and came 0.50 behind in third. Bode Miller had a mistake in the steep middle part of the course and finished 1.93 behind Ligety in 18th.
Olympic champion Shiffrin leads World Cup slalom (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 5:21 am]
ARE, Sweden (AP) -- Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin led the first run of a World Cup slalom on Saturday and is poised to retain her season-long title.
Alpine Skiing-World Cup Are women's slalom results (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 3:21 am]
March 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Are Women's Slalom on Saturday Run 1 Overall 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (U.S.) 52.99 52.99 2. Frida Hansdotter (Sweden) 53.65 53.65 3. Maria Pietilae Holmner (Sweden) 53.79 53.79 4. Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada) 53.81 53.81 5. Anna Swenn-Larsson (Sweden) 54.21 54.21 6. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Germany) 54.22 54.22 7. Marlies Schild (Austria) 54.44 54.44 7. Nastasia Noens (France) 54.44 54.44 9. Nina Loseth (Norway) 54.49 54.49 10. Tina Maze (Slovenia) 54.62 54.62 10. Emelie Wikstroem (Sweden) 54.62 54.62 12. Kathrin Zettel (Austria) 54.79 54.79 13. ...
Alpine Skiing-World Cup Kranjska Gora men's giant slalom results (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 8, 2014, 2:40 am]
March 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Kranjska Gora Men's Giant Slalom on Saturday Run 1 Overall 1. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 1:12.66 1:12.66 2. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) 1:13.08 1:13.08 3. Matts Olsson (Sweden) 1:13.16 1:13.16 4. Fritz Dopfer (Germany) 1:13.19 1:13.19 5. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 1:13.40 1:13.40 6. Felix Neureuther (Germany) 1:13.74 1:13.74 7. Alexis Pinturault (France) 1:13.78 1:13.78 8. Leif Kristian Haugen (Norway) 1:13.88 1:13.88 9. Steve Missillier (France) 1:13.91 1:13.91 10. Philipp Schoerghofer (Austria) 1:13.92 1:13.92 11. ...
Anna Fenninger wins World Cup giant slalom (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 7, 2014, 12:04 pm]
Anna Fenninger seized the lead in the overall World Cup standings on Friday by winning a giant slalom for the second straight day. The 24-year-old Austrian extended her first-leg lead to beat Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany by 0.61 seconds. It was a fight in the second run,'' said Fenninger, the Olympic silver medalist in giant slalom, who had to contend with cross winds and a rutted snow surface. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden was third, trailing 0.68 behind Fenninger's combined time of 2 minutes, 00.15 seconds, and retained her lead in the season-long GS standings.
Hirscher can lock up GS title with race to spare (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 7, 2014, 10:55 am]
With the fight for the overall championship tightening up, Marcel Hirscher can lock up the World Cup giant slalom title with a race to spare on Saturday. Hirscher holds a 95-point lead over Alexis Pinturault, while Olympic and world GS champion Ted Ligety is 100 points back in third.
Anna Fenninger leads World Cup giant slalom (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 7, 2014, 9:02 am]
Anna Fenninger led the first run of a World Cup giant slalom on Friday, putting herself in position to take the lead in the overall standings. The Austrian timed 58.49 seconds on a shortened course, 0.12 faster than Anemone Marmottan of France. They also placed 1-2 in Thursday's giant slalom. Tina Maze of Slovenia, who edged Fenninger for the Olympic title in GS last month, was 0.42 behind in third.
Rydzek wins WCup Nordic combined race (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 6, 2014, 10:27 am]
TRONDHEIM, Norway (AP) -- Johannes Rydzek of Germany won his second Nordic combined World Cup event Thursday, and German teammate Eric Frenzel maintained his lead in the overall standings.
Anna Fenninger win World Cup giant slalom (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 6, 2014, 9:38 am]
ARE, Sweden (AP) -- Olympic silver medalist Anna Fenninger won a World Cup giant slalom race Thursday, and closed the gap on overall leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch.