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Skier pissed off

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THE US Ski Team has dismissed an 18-year-old member of its development squad after he was accused of getting drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlue flight to New York City. Robert "Sandy"...

Freestyle Olympic skier kills self in Utah

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OLYMPIC silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah in what police are calling a suicide. One of the world's most risk-taking and innovative freestyle skiers, the creator...

Riesch nets World Cup after race scrapped

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GERMANY'S Maria Riesch won the overall women's World Cup, denying Lindsey Vonn a fourth successive title, when the final race of the season in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, was canceled due to bad weather yesterday....

Cuche takes title in hotel room

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SWITZERLAND'S Didier Cuche, winner of the World Cup downhill title on Wednesday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, added the super-G to his collection without leaving his hotel room yesterday after the final race was rained...

Cuche triumphs, Vonn takes lead

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SWITZERLAND'S Didier Cuche won Alpine skiing's downhill World Cup at the age of 36 yesterday, snatching the title from the clutches of retiring Michael Walchhofer in the last race of the season. Cuche finished...

Slalom title for Schild, Kostelic takes Cup

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AUSTRIAN Marlies Schild claimed the slalom World Cup crown after victory in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, yesterday, as Lindsey Vonn cut Maria Riesch's lead in the overall standings to 23 points. World champion...

Feuz takes surprise win in downhill

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SWITZERLAND'S Beat Feuz took advantage of favorable weather conditions to win a World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, yesterday ahead of favorites Erik Guay of Canada and Michael Walchhofer of Austria. The...

Miller ends season early

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BODE Miller has cut short his World Cup ski season for the third consecutive year and it's uncertain whether he'll be back next season. The former two-time overall World Cup champion has again decided to spend...

Vonn adds super-G title to haul

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AMERICAN Lindsey Vonn claimed her third crystal globe in as many days when she won the World Cup super-G title for the third year in a row after victory in Tarvisio, Italy, yesterday. Vonn mastered the 41 gates...

Vonn claims downhill crown

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AMERICAN Lindsay Vonn clinched the downhill World Cup for the fourth successive year when she finished second to Anja Paerson in yesterday's race. Swede Paerson covered the Artico di Prampero course in Tarvisio,...

Riesch, Matt bask in World Cup wins

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MARIA Riesch of Germany beat Lindsey Vonn by one hundredth of a second to win a World Cup super-G race yesterday and extend her overall lead over her American rival. Vonn watched at the bottom of the Olympia course...

Vonn recaptures form to win downhill

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LINDSEY Vonn left her recent injury worries behind her to dominate a World Cup downhill in Are, Sweden, yesterday and snatch her seventh victory of the season. Hampered by concussion after crashing in a giant slalom...

Grange soars to slalom gold

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JEAN-BAPTISTE Grange won the slalom at the world skiing championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen yesterday, becoming the first Frenchman to hold the title for more than 40 years. Host Germany completed the two-week...

Schild finally basks in slalom glory at world championships

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MARLIES Schild maintained her perfect record of winning every slalom race she has completed this season yesterday to put a golden seal on her brilliant career at the world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany....

Ligety soars in GS to give US 1st gold at worlds

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TED Ligety gave the United States its first gold medal of the world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, yesterday when he won the giant slalom title. Ligety, 26, jumped from fourth to first with a clean...

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