Women's alpine skiing

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, sprays sparkling wine as she celebrates on the podium with second placed Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, left, and third placed Austria's Tamara Tippler, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. It seemed like destiny played a role on Sunday when Mikaela Shiffrin won what could very well turn out to be Lindsey Vonn's last race. Vonn broke down emotionally after she failed to finish a World Cup super-G on knees so worn down that she describes them as "bone on bone." Shiffrin then came down nine racers later and won her first speed race at the premier stop on the women's circuit. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
January 21, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A passing of the torch moment. A generational transformation marked by a veteran's tears and the unbridled joy of youth. Call it what you want, it seemed like destiny played a role when Mikaela Shiffrin won what could very well turn out to be Lindsey Vonn's last race...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn waves as she stands in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 21, 2019 - 5:59 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is going to take "the next couple/few days" to decide her future. Battling pain in both of her knees and after failing to finish better than ninth in three races this weekend, Vonn said Sunday that immediate retirement from ski racing "is a possibility...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn waves as she stands in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier's surgically repaired knees simply don't let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too severe; the psychological impact too much to...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan.19, 2018 file photo, United States' Julia Mancuso, left, smiles next to United States' Lindsey Vonn at an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the skiing World Cup circuit — and she couldn't be happier to do it in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn says, "If there's a place — minus Lake Louise — that I could make a return then I think Cortina would be No. 1 on my list." Vonn has won 12 of her 82 World Cup victories in Cortina. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games...
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Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 7:21 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer won her second World Cup downhill in two days, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth Saturday in the second race of her return from injury. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday's race, finished a slim 0.04 seconds...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 18, 2019 - 9:10 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn made an uncharacteristic mistake midway down and finished tied for 15th in a World Cup downhill on her return from injury on Friday. Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory with a near-perfect run, finishing 0.40 seconds...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn at the start of a training session run for a ski World Cup women's downhill, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 17, 2019 - 9:27 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn skied conservatively in the first World Cup downhill training session of her injury-delayed season on Thursday. In foggy conditions, Vonn placed 10th, 0.76 seconds behind leader Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, and was a bit shaky landing the final jump on...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Kronplatz, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 15, 2019 - 10:55 am
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even a podium finish — had eluded her on the steep Erta slope at the...
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First placed Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates at the finish area at the end of a ski World Cup men's slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 13, 2019 - 2:19 pm
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing's history book on Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 08, 2019 - 1:04 pm
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin posted the fastest time in the opening run of a women's World Cup night slalom Tuesday, positioning herself for a record-equaling eighth consecutive win in the discipline. Racing in dense snowfall, the American two-time overall champion built a lead of 0.27...
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