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Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers. In skiing, all the talk this season has been about Lindsey Vonn’s quest to pass Ingemar Stenmark as the most successful racer of all time. Given Vonn’s early retirement through injury,…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer or backing vocals? High heels or sneakers?

Quiet night in or big night out? Heels or sneakers? Olympic gold or an overall World Cup title? US skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin might be fearless on the slopes, but was she brave enough to take the CNN Alpine Edge quickfire challenge? The good news is the 23-year-old took on the task with the same…MORE

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

British horse racing resumes after equine flu outbreak

Horse racing is set to resume in Britain after an outbreak of equine flu stopped the sport for six days. A “risk-managed return to racing” will start Wednesday with four scheduled meetings, according to British racing’s governing body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The entire sport went into shutdown after six vaccinated horses from the…MORE

Rikako Ikee: Japan’s swim star diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee: Japan’s swim star diagnosed with leukemia

Rikako Ikee, one of Japan’s most talented swimmers and a contender for multiple medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. The 18-year-old, who was named Japanese Swimmer of the Year last month, won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and had been expected to challenge for honors at her…MORE

Winx: The ‘Usain Bolt’ of horse racing prepares to defend unbeaten streak

Winx: The ‘Usain Bolt’ of horse racing prepares to defend unbeaten streak

Anticipation has been building in Australia as wonder horse Winx prepares to take center stage yet again. The iconic mare will be favorite for Saturday’s Apollo Stakes at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, her first appearance since being named the 2018 Longines Horse of the Year alongside Cracksman. The Chris Waller-trained champion is expected to record…MORE

Lindsey Vonn makes history by winning downhill bronze in final race

Lindsey Vonn makes history by winning downhill bronze in final race

Lindsey Vonn was never going to slip quietly into the sunset. The most successful female Alpine skier in history, the greatest America has produced, barreled out of the gate and threw herself downhill for one last time and made sure her farewell race was in keeping with her golden career: historic, dramatic and filled with…MORE

Bruised, hurt and ‘feeling really bad’ but Lindsey Vonn is set for last race

Bruised, hurt and ‘feeling really bad’ but Lindsey Vonn is set for last race

Lindsey Vonn waved and blew kisses to an appreciative crowd Friday after completing the downhill run of the Alpine combined at skiing’s World Championships, savoring every moment as her glorious career nears an end. The final race for the greatest female skier in history will be the downhill in Sweden Sunday. Vonn used Friday’s downhill…MORE

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