Tag Archives: World Cup

Skiers offer positive reviews of Pyeongchang downhill course

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Canadian downhiller Erik Guay called it "awesome." American racer Travis Ganong raved over "Olympic-caliber" conditions. Even Christof Innerhofer, the Italian who only likes the most…

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New equipment rules tied to fewer injuries for World Cup skiers

By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) – New restrictions on “aggressive” design for Alpine skis appear to have reduced injuries among World Cup skiers in recent years, according to a new…

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Rights group offers guidelines for builders in Gulf states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Human Rights Watch released a set of guidelines Tuesday that it says construction companies in the oil-rich Gulf Arab states should follow to ensure…

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German giants' feet of clay exposed in turbulent year

Berlin (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel facing the biggest challenge of her tenure, Volkswagen & the national football association each mired in scandal: the pillars of German public life will…

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World Cup of Hockey teams book camps, tuneup games

New York (AFP) – The World Cup of Hockey, a global showdown featuring National Hockey League talent in a likely tuneup for the 2018 Winter Olympics, announced training camps &…

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Best offbeat moments in sports of 2015

Novak Djokovic eating grass at Wimbledon, a pistol-packing referee in Brazil or a Scottish goalkeeper travelling to the wrong ground for a game. It's been a bumper year for world…

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World Cup winner Luca Toni plans to retire at end of season

VERONA, Italy (AP) — World Cup winner Luca Toni says he plans to retire at the end of the season. Toni, who plays for relegation-threatened Hellas Verona, turn 39 next…

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Qatar's World Cup hero becomes invisible man

Doha (AFP) – This should be a time of celebration for Mohamed bin Hammam, the man who achieved the impossible & brought the World Cup to Qatar. His beloved Al…

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Gut wins giant slalom as Shiffrin crashes near finish

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had a huge lead & was just a few turns from winning a World Cup race at home for the first time. Shiffrin could…

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Retiring McCaw hails childhood hero Lomu

Wellington (AFP) – Retiring All Black captain Richie McCaw paid an emotional tribute to Jonah Lomu on Thursday, saying people the world over were hurting after the legendary winger's shock…

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