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Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin proved she really is in a league of her own in the slalom, becoming the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event. The American was third after the morning run, 0.15 seconds behind leader Wendy Holdener, but put in a faultless, textbook performance in her second…

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid — who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem when the two were San Francisco 49ers teammates — have settled their collusion grievance cases against the NFL. Both alleged that teams were keeping them from playing. The league and the players’ attorneys, Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, released a…

Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

He’s trailed in the wake of Marcel Hirscher for most of his career, but Henrik Kristoffersen got the better of his great rival with victory in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. The Norwegian stormed to gold by 0.20 seconds from Austria’s defending champion Hirscher after a second run under the floodlights…

Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow

Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow

An upstart US professional football league reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but it appears that former 49ers quarterback wanted more money than the league was willing to pay. Kaepernick, who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem before games, hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 season. In October…

North and South Korea want to unify teams for Tokyo 2020

North and South Korea want to unify teams for Tokyo 2020

North and South Korea have requested that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows some teams from the two countries to unify for next year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo. Officials from the two countries, still technically at war, met with the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the potential of a joint bid for the 2032…

Mikaela Shiffrin pipped to gold as Petra Vlhova wins giant slalom title

Mikaela Shiffrin pipped to gold as Petra Vlhova wins giant slalom title

She’s beaten her nearest rival for most of the season, but US skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin came up short behind Petra Vlhova in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. Shiffrin, the Olympic giant slalom champion, won world super-G gold in Are last week, but was 0.38 seconds adrift of the Slovakian and…

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has apologized for asking England captain Joe Root if he liked boys during his team’s Test defeat to England in St Lucia. Gabriel’s comments were not picked up on the game’s live coverage, but footage shared on social media showed England captain Joe Root appearing to respond to the…

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for four one-day international matches after making an alleged homophobic comment during his team’s Test match defeat by England. Television footage shared on social media showed England captain Joe Root appearing to respond to a comment from Gabriel by saying: “Don’t use it as an insult.…

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

The last eight days have proven typically eventful in the life and times of Lindsey Vonn. What began with a crash and was followed up with an unlikely bronze medal, has concluded with a bunch of balloons and a cake iced in the shape of a goat. The curious — if touching — sentiment was…

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers. In skiing, all the talk this season has been about Lindsey Vonn’s quest to pass Ingemar Stenmark as the most successful racer of all time. Given Vonn’s early retirement through injury,…

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

Quiet night in or big night out? Heels or sneakers? Olympic gold or an overall World Cup title? US skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin might be fearless on the slopes, but was she brave enough to take the CNN Alpine Edge quickfire challenge? The good news is the 23-year-old took on the task with the same…

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

Horse racing is set to resume in Britain after an outbreak of equine flu stopped the sport for six days. A “risk-managed return to racing” will start Wednesday with four scheduled meetings, according to British racing’s governing body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The entire sport went into shutdown after six vaccinated horses from the…

Rikako Ikee: Japan’s swim star diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee: Japan’s swim star diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee, one of Japan’s most talented swimmers and a contender for multiple medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. The 18-year-old, who was named Japanese Swimmer of the Year last month, won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and had been expected to challenge for honors at her…

Winx: The ‘Usain Bolt’ of horse racing prepares to defend unbeaten streak

Winx: The ‘Usain Bolt’ of horse racing prepares to defend unbeaten streak

Anticipation has been building in Australia as wonder horse Winx prepares to take center stage yet again. The iconic mare will be favorite for Saturday’s Apollo Stakes at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, her first appearance since being named the 2018 Longines Horse of the Year alongside Cracksman. The Chris Waller-trained champion is expected to record…

Lindsey Vonn makes history by winning downhill bronze in final race

Lindsey Vonn makes history by winning downhill bronze in final race

Lindsey Vonn was never going to slip quietly into the sunset. The most successful female Alpine skier in history, the greatest America has produced, barreled out of the gate and threw herself downhill for one last time and made sure her farewell race was in keeping with her golden career: historic, dramatic and filled with…

Bruised, hurt and ‘feeling really bad’ but Lindsey Vonn is set for last race

Bruised, hurt and ‘feeling really bad’ but Lindsey Vonn is set for last race

Lindsey Vonn waved and blew kisses to an appreciative crowd Friday after completing the downhill run of the Alpine combined at skiing’s World Championships, savoring every moment as her glorious career nears an end. The final race for the greatest female skier in history will be the downhill in Sweden Sunday. Vonn used Friday’s downhill…