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  • Hirscher humbles rivals in Stenmark style in Garmisch

    By Manuele Lang GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher achieved a victory margin unseen in the alpine skiing World Cup for 36 years when he won a men’s giant slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen by a huge 3.28-seconds on Sunday. Local favorite Felix Neureuther was second while veteran…

    Reuters23 mins ago
  • Fenninger wins Alpine combined World Cup

    Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with victory in the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday. Fenninger, the overall No. 2, further narrowed the gap with Maze, winning both legs of the race for a combined time of 2 minutes, 5.06…

    The Associated Press47 mins ago
  • Hirscher claims 4th straight World Cup giant slalom win

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Overall leader Marcel Hirscher dominated a giant slalom for his fourth straight World Cup victory in the discipline Sunday. Hirscher, the first Austrian to achieve the feat, navigated the Kandahar course in 2 minutes, 43.23 seconds, beating Germany's Felix…

    The Associated Press54 mins ago
  • Francesco Friedrich of Germany retains bobsled world title

    WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) -- Francesco Friedrich of Germany retained his two-man bobsled World Championship title on Sunday.

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  • Kearney finishes 3rd to secure 6th overall moguls title

    Hannah Kearney of the United States finished third in Sunday's freestyle World Cup dual moguls event to clinch her sixth overall moguls title. Kearney beat Canada's Alex-Anne Gagnon in the small final to earn 60 points, a result that gives her an insurmountable 145-point lead in the standings over…

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  • Slovenia's Kosir wins 2nd straight World Cup snowboard event

    ASAHIKAWA, Japan (AP) -- Zan Kosir of Slovenia won his second straight World Cup parallel slalom snowboard event on Sunday to maintain first place in the overall standings.

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  • American Kenworthy wins halfpipe in US Grand Prix

    American Gus Kenworthy won the halfpipe final in the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday night, scoring 95.60 points on his second run. ''I am so stoked!'' Kenworthy said. ''Today was really good for me.'' Kenworthy, the Olympic silver medalist from Telluride, Colorado, was third Friday in the…

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  • Bach defends Rio Games amid environmental protest

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro’s venues and legacy projects on Saturday after protesters gathered outside his hotel to loudly criticize the environmental impact of the 2016 Summer Games. A few dozen protesters chanted "IOC go home!"…

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  • Olympics-Bach defends Rio Games amid environmental protest

    (Adds Bach quotes, detail) By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Olympic chief Thomas Bach defended Rio de Janeiro's venues and legacy projects on Saturday after protesters gathered outside his hotel to loudly criticise the environmental impact of the 2016 Summer Games. A few dozen…

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  • Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest

    IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games - activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games. As…

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  • Coyotes trade Antoine Vermette to Blackhawks for draft pick, prospect

    Less than an hour later, he was when Coyotes sent Vermette, a free agent after the season, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2015 first-round draft pick and defense prospect Klas Dahlbeck. In 63 games this season with the Coyotes Vermette has 13 goals to go with 22 assists. "It's a…

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  • IOC defends Rio legacy amid green protests

    Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event next year. "IOC go home!" protesters yelled at IOC president Thomas Bach as he exited the…

    AFP
  • WATCH: Rangers' center ice goal disallowed on offside play

    For the first time since Feb. 8 Steve Mason was back in the starting lineup for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, and he had a rather strange start to their game against the New York Rangers.

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  • Norway wins ski jump team event at world championships

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) -- Norway won the ski jump team event on Saturday to end Austria's streak of five straight victories at the world championships.

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  • Eggert, Benecken win luge World Cup

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Germany's Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken secured the men's doubles luge World Cup title despite finishing only seventh in Sochi on Saturday.

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  • Women protest on last day of Rio IOC meetings

    By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Protesters tried to interrupt the last day of International Olympic Committee meetings in Rio on Saturday with some women invading the hotel to complain about the organizers of the 2016 Summer Games. The women did not get out of the hotel lobby…

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  • Reichelt leads Austrian World Cup downhill sweep

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Hannes Reichelt led the second Austrian sweep in as many weekends by winning a shortened World Cup downhill on the Kandahar slope on Saturday. Two weeks after an Austrian failed to place in the top 10 of the men's downhill at the world championships for the…

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