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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: Pinturault gets first World Cup victory

Alexis Pinturault of France claimed his first World Cup victory in the final super G of the season Thursday at Lenzerheide. Pinturault came in ahead of compatriot Thomas Mermillod-Blondin by 0.56sec. Mermillod-Blondin beat American Bode Miller, the Olympic bronze medalist, by one hundredth of a second. Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, who has already secured his fifth Super G title, managed only 16th place and lost precious points in the race for the overall Alpine ski title. stp/tw/

Alpine Skiing: Men's World Cup downhill results

Men's World Cup alpine skiing results on Wednesday after the downhill: 1. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:29.99 2. Christof Innerhofer (ITA) 1:30.10 2. Ted Ligety (USA) 1:30.10 4. Peter Fill (ITA) 1:30.12 5. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1:30.19 6. Travis Ganong (USA) 1:30.51 7. Sandro Viletta (SWI) 1:30.55 8. Bode Miller (USA) 1:30.61 9. Carlo Janka (SWI) 1:30.79 10. Adrien Theaux (FRA) 1:30.98 11. Patrick Kueng (SWI) 1:30.99 12. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1:31.26 13. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:31.36

Alpine Skiing: Mayer claims first World Cup win

Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria won his first World Cup downhill race at Lenzerheide on Wednesday. An upset winner in Sochi last month, 23-year-old Mayer claimed his new landmark triumph in the final World Cup downhill of the season. He took top spot ahead of Italy's Christof Innerhofer and Ted Ligety of the United States, who were tied at 00.11seconds off the pace.

Alpine Skiing: men's World Cup results

Men's World Cup alpine skiing results on Saturday after the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: 1. Ted Ligety (USA) 2min 30.80sec (1:12.66 + 1:18.14) 2. Benjamin Raich (AUT) 2:30.98 (1:14.27 + 1:16.71) 3. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 2:31.05 (1:13.08 + 1:17.97) 4. Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 2:31.43 (1:13.40 + 1:18.03) 5. Fritz Dopfer (GER) 2:31.58 (1:13.19 + 1:18.39) 6. Roberto Nani (ITA) 2:31.78 (1:14.11 + 1:17.67) 7. Mathieu Faivre (FRA) 2:31.88 (1:14.71 + 1:17.17) 8. Tim Jitloff (USA) 2:32.01 (1:15.03 + 1:16.98)

Alpine Skiing: Men's World Cup results

Men's World Cup alpine skiing results on Sunday after the super-G at the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell: 1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1min 31.39sec 2. Patrick Kueng (SUI) 1:31.65 3. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:31.72 4. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1:31.83 5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) 1:31.87 6. Romed Baumann (AUT) 1:31.97 7. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) 1:32.03 8. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:32.09 9. Erik Guay (CAN) 1:32.12 9. Matteo Marsaglia (ITA) 1:32.12 11. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 1:32.17

Alpine Skiing: Men's World Cup results

Men's World Cup alpine skiing results on Sunday after the super-G at the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell: 1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1min 31.39sec 2. Patrick Kueng (SUI) 1:31.65 3. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:31.72 4. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1:31.83 5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) 1:31.87 6. Romed Baumann (AUT) 1:31.97 7. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) 1:32.03 8. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:32.09 9. Erik Guay (CAN) 1:32.12 9. Matteo Marsaglia (ITA) 1:32.12 11. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 1:32.17

Alpine skiing: Guay takes second downhill of the season

Canada's 2011 downhill world champion Erik Guay won his second World Cup downhil of this season on Saturday as he swept to victory in the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell. The 32-year-old -- whose other success this season came in Val Gardena in December -- recorded his fifth career victory as he edged out Frenchman Johan Clarey, while Austria's recently-crowned Olympic champion Matthias Mayer was third. For Mayer it was his first ever podium finish in a World Cup event, his best previous finish being sixth.

Alpine skiing: World Cup results

Downhill results from the men's World Cup race on Friday at Kvitfjell, Norway: Downhill

Alpine skiing: Svindal heads home after poor Games

By Annika Breidthardt ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal is heading home on Tuesday without competing in his final two races, completing a miserable Olympics where he failed to win a medal despite dominating the World Cup season. Norway's head coach Havard Tjorhom said Svindal, his country's flagbearer at the opening ceremony, was suffering from allergies and made the decision after Monday's training.
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