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Gut-Behrami clinches narrow win in giant slalom World Cup opener

Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami edged first-run leader Federica Brignone by 2-100ths of a second Saturday to win the season-opening women's World Cup giant slalom, with Mikaela Shiffrin finishing in sixth in Soelden, Austria.

World Cup slalom champion Lucas Braathen retires from skiing 2 days before season starts

World Cup slalom champion Lucas Braathen retired from his sport on Friday at the age of 23 in a surprise announcement by the Norwegian skier two days before the season starts.

'Not done yet': Ski racing wins leader Mikaela Shiffrin continues quest for records

After surpassing Ingemar Stenmark as the winningest ski racer in the 56-year-history of alpine skiing's World Cup, Mikaela Shiffrin is bound to add to her tally of 87 and other milestones will come her way. For staters, her 15 Crystal Globes are five short of Lindsey Vonn.

Skier AJ Ginnis picks up 1st-ever world medal for Greece in any winter Olympic sport

Greek racer AJ Ginnis finished runner-up to gold medallist Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway in slalom at the alpine skiing world championships on Sunday to earn his country its first world championships medal in a Winter Olympic sport.

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt wins giant slalom for 2nd gold medal at worlds

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt won the men's giant slalom Friday for his second gold medal at the world championships.

Shiffrin pushes past late mistake to win giant slalom gold at world championships

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women's giant slalom at the world championships Thursday. Shiffrin overcame a mistake near the end of the race to hold on to her first-run lead to beat Italian skier Federica Brignone by 0.12 seconds.

Mikaela Shiffrin's idol believes skier could win '100 or more' if healthy

While Mikaela Shiffrin is set to continue her quest for a record-setting 83rd women's alpine skiing World Cup win next week, her biggest idol sees even larger milestones coming up for the American.

Vlhova denies Shiffrin chance to set women's alpine World Cup victories record

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin finished second to Olympic champion Petra Vlhova in a night slalom race Tuesday in Flachau, Austria, meaning she will have to wait for another chance to break the record for most wins on the women's World Cup circuit.

Olympic giant slalom champion Odermatt dominates World Cup opener

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt dominated the season-opening men's World Cup race Sunday in Sölden, Austria, beating the field by more than seven-tenths of a second for his 12th career win. Trevor Philp was top Canadian in 15th.

10 years later, Lindsey Vonn's men vs. women race remains a dream

For all that Lindsey Vonn accomplished in a glittering career, one of the skiing great's dreams has never become a reality — racing against men.