March 11, 2013 |
OVERALL CHAMPION Tina Maze , of Slovenia, beat Mikaela Shiffrin in a World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany, to overtake the American teenager in the discipline standings and close in on becoming the first woman to win five crystal globes in a season. Maze also got a piece of another record in a season when she has already broken several, equaling Austrian great Hermann Maier's mark of 22 World Cup podiums in 1999-2000. She earlier broke Maier's record for points in a season, and she extended her total to 2,254 with her 10th win. Shiffrin, 17, finished third, giving Maze a seven-point lead in the slalom standings going into Saturday's last race of the season.
March 4, 2013 |
WORLD CUP-winning skier Tina Maze was placed under police protection for a super-G race on Sunday after an emailed death threat against her. The Slovenian finished fourth and had two bodyguards close by after the race, won by Anna Fenninger , of Austria, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The threat came in an email received Saturday afternoon after Maze won the downhill on the same slope and become the first skier to collect more than 2,000 points in a season. Aksel Lund Svindal won the men's event in Norway to clinch the World Cup super-G title.
December 17, 2012 |
RYAN LOCHTE won two more races at the short-course world championships in Istanbul on Sunday, finishing the event with six golds and one silver. The result matched his medal total from the last championships, in Dubai in 2010. Lochte won the 100-meter individual medley, a day after he broke the world record in the event. The five-time Olympic champion finished in 51.21 seconds, ahead of Kenneth To of Australia and George Bovell III of Trinidad and Tobago. To started well and led at the halfway mark.
January 29, 2013
The United States team, including Olympic 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones , won gold Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Jones was brakewoman for Elana Meyers in the women's bobsled portion of an event that also added times in two-man bobsled plus men's and women's skeleton. The U.S. team edged Germany by 0.24 seconds even though the Germans won three of four disciplines on the Olympia track. Skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace was 1.7 seconds faster than German rival Marion Thees to lead the United States to victory with an overall time of 4 minutes, 31.29 seconds.
March 18, 2013
Rafael Nadal rallied to beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday in Indian Wells, Calif., giving the Spaniard his third title in four tournaments since returning from a seven-month injury layoff. Nadal improved to a career-best 17-1 for the year, including 14 straight match wins. Maria Sharapova of Russia defeated Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 6-2, 6-2, to win her first title of the year in the tournament. NFL: Former Oakland tight end Brandon Myers , 27, signed with the New York Giants as a free agent.
January 28, 2013 |
LITTLE-KNOWN Max Aaron won his first title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Sunday in Omaha, Neb., and helped knock down three-time champion Jeremy Abbott to a third-place finish. Aaron won the free skate in a rout to jump from fourth to first, and finished with 255 points overall, almost four better than Ross Miner . In other winter sports: * Heather Richardson won the 1,000-meter race in Kearns, Utah, to become the first American woman to win the World Sprint Championships since 2005.
January 23, 2005 |
New Mexico State coach Lou Henson, in a wheelchair since September, announced his retirement yesterday. Henson, who began his coaching career at nearby Las Cruces High School in 1957, leaves 21 wins shy of becoming the fifth basketball coach in Division I history to win 800 games. "I have always been a very demanding coach. I expect my players to give 100 percent or they come out of the game," the 73-year-old Henson said. "I can expect no less of myself. So because I am physically unable to give my all, I am taking myself out of the game.
January 28, 2012
Playing in Vancouver, British Columbia, the U.S. women's soccer team qualified for the London Olympics on Friday night with a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica. Tobin Heath scored in the first half, Delran's Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan added goals in the second and the Americans won the CONCACAF qualifying tournament semifinal to earn one of two berths from the region. The Americans are the two-time defending Olympic champions, having taken the gold in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.
December 30, 2011
Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used to watch skiers Marlies Schild and Lindsey Vonn on TV when she was a kid. On Thursday, the 16-year-old high school student from Vail, Colo., was standing alongside Schild on a World Cup slalom podium in Lienz, Austria, leaving U.S. teammate Vonn more than a second and a half behind. Shiffrin skied a stunning second run to finish third in a race won by her Austrian idol, becoming the youngest female racer to make the podium in a slalom since American Tamara McKinney in 1978.
December 31, 2014 |
REDISCOVERING HER strength in slalom, Mikaela Shiffrin became the most successful U.S. skier in the discipline yesterday in Kuehtai, Austria. Shiffrin, 19, racked up her 10th career slalom win, beating the records set in the 1980s by Tamara McKinney and on the men's side by Phil Mahre , who both had nine wins in ski racing's most technically demanding event. "I wasn't thinking about that today," Shiffrin said. "Somebody mentioned it and I was like, 'Ha, that is very cool.' I had no idea.