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Tina Maze wins downhill, sets World Cup season points record, but Mancuso challenging for Super G season title with one race left

Julia Mancuso (US Ski Team)

Julia Mancuso (US Ski Team)

UPDATE (March 4): Slovenian star Tina Maze received police protection on Sunday at the Super G in the wake of an e-mailed death threat after she won the Downhill on Saturday. Read more.

Tina Maze made World Cup history with her Downhill victory on Saturday (March 2), establishing a new season record for most overall points. Here’s a look at all the women’s World Cup races Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins downhill, sets World Cup season points record, but Mancuso challenging for Super G season title with one race left’

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Burton U.S.Open Finals: Shaun White bests Ayumu Hirano for halfpipe gold; Mark McMorris tips Torstein Horgmo in Slopestyle;

Here are results from the Burton U.S. Open, which was held in Vail this season after 30 years in Vermont.

HALFPIPE FINALS

Was there ever any doubt? Shaun White took gold in the men’s halfpipe on Saturday (March 2) at the Burton U.S. Open in Vail. But it wasn’t easy, as amazing 14-year-old Ayumu Hirano from Japan was a close second. Louie Vito took third to round out the podium.In Women’s halfpipe, the longstanding leader Kelly Clark defended her U.S. Open crown for her 6th title in this event and and 61st halfpipe win in her career. Hannah Teter earned the Continue reading ‘Burton U.S.Open Finals: Shaun White bests Ayumu Hirano for halfpipe gold; Mark McMorris tips Torstein Horgmo in Slopestyle;’

Ted Ligety scores another podium to keep lead in World Cup Giant Slalom

Ted Ligerty (US Ski Team photo)

Ted Ligety (US Ski Team photo)

What kind of a season has it been for Ted Ligety? It’s news when he DOESN’T win a World Cup race.

The American has been on fire, dominating the Giant Slalom discipline on the circuit, and in the recent FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Ligety won an astonishing three medals (Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom).

But you can’t win ’em all, as Ligety proved by placing third in a Giant Slalom on Sunday (Feb. 24) in Garmisch. Frenchman Alexis Pinturault won the race, followed by Austrian Marcel HirscherRead more.

Ligety’s result does mean he has finished on the podium in all six of this season’s giant slalom races (4 wins, 2 thirds) and leads (520-415) Hirscher in GS discipline standings.

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Tina Maze wins World Cup Super Combined, clinches Overall title after Maria Hoefl-Riesch skis off course

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Tina Maze resumed her World Cup dominance with victory in Super Combined on Sunday in Meribel, France.

The Slovenian won the morning downhill by a large enough margin that it removed much of the mystery from the subsequent slalom run. She has now won both Super Combined races this season.

Maze now has 1,844 World Cup points, which gives her an unassailable lead in the Overall competition (more than 1,000 points with nine races left over Maria Hoefl-Riesch) and a great shot at being the first woman to crack the 2,000-point barrier in a season. Points standings.

Austrian Nicole Hosp earned second, while her teammate Michaela Kirchgasser took third. Hoefl-Riesch, who won the Super Combined at the World Championships, was third in downhill but skied off course in slalom. Read more.

Julia Mancuso raced Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins World Cup Super Combined, clinches Overall title after Maria Hoefl-Riesch skis off course’

The latest on Lance Armstrong, from Tour de France to doping allegations

The United States Anti-Doping Agency presented evidence about Lance Armstrong's doping.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency presented evidence about Lance Armstrong’s doping.

UPDATE, March 6: Lance Armstrong gives an exclusive sit-down interview with Sports Illustrated. Check it out.

The downfall of seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has been one of the most compelling stories of the past year.  Bookmark this page to keep up with the latest news and find previous reports on the disgraced cyclist.

  • Armstrong’s use of performance enhancing drugs and other techniques were detailed in Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race. More.
  • The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released its doping evidence against Armstrong in October. Read the evidence.
  • Numerous sponsors dropped Armstrong in the wake of the USADA evidence was released. More.
  • Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his influential non-profit, Livestrong. More.
  • The cyclist, now stripped of his seven Tour De France titles, appears in a two-night interview with Oprah Winfrey. More.
  • SCA Promotions Inc., which paid Armstrong $12 million in bonuses for three Tour de France victories, filed suit in February, 2013, for the return of its money in the wake of his doping admissions. More.
  • The Justice Department, on Feb. 22 of 2013, joins a lawsuit filed in 2011 by another disgraced cyclist, Floyd Landis, which could claim $100 million in damages caused by his used of PEDs while riding with the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team. More.
  • In late February two more lawsuits are filed against Armstrong, including one from an insurance company. More.

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Everyone loves the Swany G-Cell, the glove that’s also a phone

Let’s face it: No one can resist the G-Cell, the glove that’s a phone.

SIA GCell for NewsletterNeed  proof, just look at these two videos. Above, the good folks at Freeskier take the glove for a test-ride at the recently completed SIA Snow Show in Denver.

Or watch Bill Dzierson from Swany illustrate how to use G-Cell at the Snow Show in this AOL Skiing Video.

Want one? Of COURSE you do. Here’s where to buy it.

Want to win a G-Cell? Enter here.

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World Championships results, from Ted Ligety to Mikaela Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher to Tina Maze

FIS LogoHere are complete results for the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, which were jam-packed with great performances, as well as the frightening crash of Lindsey Vonn in Super G that ended her season.

The home country Austrians claimed the most overall medals (6) during the events held in the town of Schladming. The Americans were second with 5 medals, but claimed the most Gold meals (4)  thanks to Ted Ligety’s astonishing string of victories (Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom) and precocious teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s win in Slalom. Julia Mancuso took bronze in Super G.

Slovenian star Tina Maze, who has been dominating Continue reading ‘World Championships results, from Ted Ligety to Mikaela Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher to Tina Maze’


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