Posts Tagged Europe

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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Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of Nordic skiing worlds

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Petter Northug won his fourth gold medal of the Nordic skiing world championships, using his trademark sprinting ability to win a four-way race to the finish in the men’s 50-kilometer cross-country race.

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Fenninger leads after 1st leg of Alpine combined World Cup

Lindsey Vonn, of United States, leaves as the women's World Cup super-G event was canceled due to fog, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with victory in the women’s Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday.

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Blatter concerned by Russian soccer racism before World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is concerned by a study that highlighted the scale of Russian soccer’s racism problem ahead of the 2018 World Cup, warning there “must be some sanctions” if the extremism is not eradicated.

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Francesco Friedrich of Germany retains bobsled world title

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Francesco Friedrich of Germany retained his two-man bobsled World Championship title on Sunday.

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