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Golf: US ski star Miller hit in Masters snack caper

Six-time Olympic ski medalist Bode Miller, long known as a bad boy on the global alpine circuit, ran afoul of the Augusta National rules Thursday while at the Masters. The 36-year-old American, who became the oldest Olympic alpine ski medalist in history with a Super-G bronze in February's Sochi Winter Olympics, was at the exclusive invitation-only event with wife Morgan Beck, a beach volleyball star.

Golf: US ski star Miller hit in Masters quesadilla caper

Six-time Olympic ski medalist Bode Miller, long known as a bad boy on the global alpine circuit, ran afoul of the Augusta National rules Thursday while at the Masters. The 36-year-old American, who became the oldest Olympic alpine ski medalist in history with a Super-G bronze in February's Sochi Winter Olympics, was at the exclusive invitation-only event with wife Morgan Beck, a beach volleyball star.

Alpine Skiing: Britain's Alcott to retire from racing

Britain's four-time Olympic alpine skier Chemmy Alcott has announced she will retire from racing after the 2014 British championships. The 31-year-old recorded five top-10 World Cup finishes and is the only Briton to have won a World Cup giant slalom run. Last month, she finished in 19th place in the women's downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Alcott, whose career was blighted by injury, told the BBC: "It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from ski racing, a sport that defines me."

Alpine skiing-Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch, 29, retires

By Karolos Grohmann (Reuters) - Olympic combined champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany ended her Alpine skiing career on Thursday, quitting a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection. The four-times Olympic medalist told reporters in Munich that she initially thought of skiing for one more season after winning gold and silver at the Sochi Winter Games last month.

Alpine skiing: Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch announces retirement

Germany's triple Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch has announced her retirement following an injury-hit season that deprived her of the World Cup overall title but did win her the downhill crown in her final campaign. The alpine skiing legend, 29, took the decision following a crash last week during the downhill finals at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, which also scuppered her chances of winning the overall World Cup crystal globe. "It's difficult for me, but I think I have made the right decision," said the Garmisch-Partenkirchen native.

Alpine skiing: Hirscher grabs second globe with dramatic slalom win

Austrian Marcel Hirscher added the men's World Cup slalom crystal globe to his overall title with victory in the final technical race of the season at the Swiss resort of Lenzerheide on Sunday. Hirscher, quickest on the first leg, clocked a combined 2min 07.74sec, handing him a 0.76sec advantage over second-placed Felix Neureuther. The German had been leading the race for the slalom globe by five points, but saw Hirscher leapfrog him to top the standings with 565 points to Neureuther's 550. lp/ps

Alpine skiing: Hirscher grabs second globe with dramatic slalom win

Austrian Marcel Hirscher added the men's World Cup slalom crystal globe to his overall title with victory in the final technical race of the season at the Swiss resort of Lenzerheide on Sunday. Hirscher, quickest on the first leg, clocked a combined 2min 07.74sec, handing him a 0.76sec advantage over second-placed Felix Neureuther. The German had been leading the race for the slalom globe by five points, but saw Hirscher leapfrog him to top the standings with 565 points to Neureuther's 550.

Alpine Skiing: Hirscher pips Svindal to World Cup crown

Austria's Marcel Hirscher has won the overall World Cup title for the third year in succession after coming fourth in Saturday's giant slalom at Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The Olympic slalom silver medallist Hirscher took advantage of a disastrous day for Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal, who pulled out in the first leg of the race and withdrew from Sunday's season-ending slalom at the same venue to end his hopes of taking the title. The race itself was won by Ted Ligety of the United States, who beat Hirscher to the giant slalom World Cup title in the process.

US skier Shiffrin wins Lenzerheide slalom

American starlet Mikaela Shiffrin won the final slalom race of the World Cup season at Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Saturday, her fifth victory in the discipline this season. Two days after her 19th birthday, the Olympic and world champion, who had already won the slalom crystal globe for the second time, finished 1.44 seconds ahead of Sweden's Frida Hansdotter. Austria's Marlies Schild, the former slalom queen, came third on the day. Shiffrin was already out in front after the first leg, timing 1.57 seconds quicker than Hansdotter.

Alpine skiing: Switzerland win World Cup mixed team event

Switzerland beat the United States to win the mixed team event at the alpine skiing World Cup finals on home snow at Lenzerheide on Friday. Austria took bronze ahead of the Italians in the eight-team event that has no bearing on the individual crystal globes awarded for best skiers, men and women, in the sport's five disciplines. stp/lp/as
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