Benshoof to have another back surgery POSTED: Mar 29, 5:23p ET | UPDATED: Mar 29, 5:24p ET By Associated Press U.S. Olympic luge racer Tony Benshoof will have surgery Tuesday to
correct a re-ruptured disk and repair a newly torn disk in his back.
Virtue, Moir lead compulsory dance at Worlds POSTED: Mar 23, 10:51a ET | UPDATED: Mar 23, 7:10p ET By Associated Press Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir set a season's best
Tuesday during the compulsory dance to hold the lead on the first day of
Figure Skating Worlds. The pair finished slightly ahead of Olympic
silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S.
Riesch grabs second consecutive slalom title POSTED: Mar 13, 4:39a ET | UPDATED: Mar 13, 6:36p ET By Associated Press In an exciting fight to the finish, Maria Riesch edged Austria's Kathrin Zettel to win the women's slalom World Cup title for the second year in a row. Riesch finished third in the final race of the season to top Zettel by a mere three points in the final standings. Austria's Marlies Schild won the race.
Slalom success: Herbst nets season crown POSTED: Mar 13, 3:57a ET | UPDATED: Mar 13, 2:08p ET By Associated Press Reinfried Herbst of Austria earned the slalom World Cup title Saturday in the final race of the season, which was won by Felix Neureuther of Germany. Herbst finsihed ninth and earned enough points to top his closest rival, Julien Lizeroux, of France. American Ted Ligety did not finish the second run.
Vonn wins third overall World Cup title POSTED: Mar 12, 5:46a ET | UPDATED: Mar 12, 2:05p ET By Associated Press Lindsey Vonn clinched her third consecutive overall title Friday when she won the final super-G race of the season. It was her 11th victory this season and the 33rd of her career, making Vonn the most successful skier in U.S. history with one more win than Bode Miller. Vonn also won three discipline titles this season: DH, SG and SC.
Ligety repeats as GS champ; Janka wins overall POSTED: Mar 12, 4:14a ET | UPDATED: Mar 12, 4:00p ET By Associated Press Ted Ligety captured the second giant slalom globe of his career Friday after finishing tied for third in the season-ending race. The American first won the title in 2008. Swiss Carlo Janka won the race and clinched the overall title.
Hoelzl wins GS globe; Vonn declared SC champ POSTED: Mar 11, 4:30a ET | UPDATED: Mar 11, 3:26p ET By Associated Press Olympic silver medalist Tina Maze of Slovenia won the final giant slalom race of the season Thursday and Kathrin Hoelzl of Germany clinched the World Cup title in the event by finishing second.
Battle for men's overall title heats up POSTED: Mar 10, 1:03p ET | UPDATED: Mar 10, 4:22p ET By Brian Pinelli, Special to Universal Sports It's been four long years since Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich hoisted a large crystal globe as the overall World Cup champion. On Wednesday, Swiss sensation Carlo Janka put the pressure back on Raich with a clutch victory in the men's downhill final. Watch the TV broadcast on demand, then tune in on Thursday for the men's super-G live at 4:30 a.m. ET!
Riesch beats Vonn in downhill final POSTED: Mar 10, 6:22a ET | UPDATED: Mar 10, 4:30p ET By Associated Press Maria Riesch made the race for the overall title a lot more interesting Wednesday. The World Cup No. 2 beat Lindsey Vonn in the women's downhill final, narrowing the gap for the coveted crystal globe. Vonn is still the favorite, but Riesch showed she's not going down without a fight. Watch the TV broadcast on demand and tune in Thursday for the giant slalom at 3 a.m. ET!