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Hirscher holds big lead after 1st run of WCup giant slalom

Austria's Marcel Hirscher, center, winner of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom competition, celebrates on the podium with Germany's Felix Neureuther, second placed, left, and Austria's Benjamin Raich, third placed, in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Overall leader Marcel Hirscher claimed his fourth straight World Cup giant slalom victory with the discipline’s third-biggest winning margin on Sunday.

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Reichelt leads Austrian World Cup downhill sweep

Hannes Reichelt, of Austria, the winner, center, celebrates on the podium with Austria's Romed Baumann, second placed, left, and Matthias Mayer, third placed, after an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill race in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Hannes Reichelt led the second Austrian sweep in as many weekends by winning a shortened World Cup downhill on the Kandahar slope on Saturday.

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