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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: 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: Hoefl-Riesch injured, but takes downhill crown

Maria Hoefl-Riesch clinched the women's alpine skiing downhill World Cup at Lenzerheide on Wednesday, but her hopes of taking the overall crown were shattered by a bad fall. The German came to grief halfway down the course and was taken to hospital for a checkup on injuries to her arm and shoulder. It was later announced that those injuries would prevent her from competing in the three final world cup events in Lenzerheide, the slalom, giant slalom and super-G.

Alpine Skiing: Hofl-Riesch injured, but takes downhill crown

Maria Hofl-Riesch clinched the women's alpine skiing downhill World Cup at Lenzerheide on Wednesday, but her hopes of taking the overall crown were all but shattered by a bad fall. The German came to grief halfway down the course and was taken to hospital for a checkup on injuries to her arm and shoulder. But the only rival who could pip her to the downhill World Cup, Austria's Anna Fenninger, could only place sixth when she needed to win the race to take the title.

Alpine Skiing: Women's World Cup downhill results

Women's World Cup alpine skiing downhill results on Wednesday: 1. Lara Gut (SUI) 1:32.31 2. Elisabeth Goergl (AUT) 1:32.36 3. Fraenzi Aufdenblatten (SUI) 1:32.88 4. Fabienne Suter (SUI) 1:33.15 5. Andrea Fischbacher (AUT) 1:33.27 6. Anna Fenninger (AUT) 1:33.38 7. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) 1:33.41 8. Daniela Merighetti (ITA) 1:33.58 9. Dominique Gisin (SUI) 1:33.60 10. Julia Mancuso (USA) 1:33.65 11. Kajsa Kling (SWE) 1:34.47 12. Regina Mader (AUT) 1:34.66 13. Nicole Hosp (AUT) 1:34.68

Alpine Skiing: Hofl-Riesch injured, but takes downhill crown

Maria Hofl-Riesch clinched the women's alpine skiing downhill World Cup at Lenzerheide on Wednesday, but her hopes of taking the overall crown were all but shattered by a bad fall. The German came to grief halfway down the course and was taken to hospital for a checkup on injuries to her back and shoulder. But the only rival who could pip her to the downhill World Cup, Austria's Anna Fenninger, could only place sixth when she needed to win the race to take the title.

Skiing: Crystal Globe battles set to go down to wire

Lenzerheide will likely witness a thrilling culmination to the World Cup season from Wednesday as both the men's and women's overall Crystal Globes are up for grabs. Twice overall World Cup winner Aksel Lund Svindal has double title-holder Marcel Hirscher in his sights with just four points separating the pair. In the women's competition it's almost as close, although German Maria Hoefl-Riesch has a 29-point lead over Olympic Super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec. He became the first skier to win six times at the same resort in the same discipline in the World Cup. "I have always liked this course, it has a lot of personality and is very demanding," said Ligety.

Alpine skiing: Imperious Ligety wins giant slalom

America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for the sixth time in the Slovenian resort as he timed 2min 30.80sec.
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