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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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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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Johaug upstages Bjoergen to win 30K race at Nordic worlds

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by winning the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country race by almost a minute Saturday, ending the Nordic skiing world championships as the most successful woman with three golds.

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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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Meyers Taylor, Garrett win 1st US women’s bobsled title

U.S. Elana Meyers Taylor, right, and Cherelle Garrett start during the women's bob competition at the Bob and Skeleton World Championships  in Winterberg, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor and pusher Cherrelle Garrett beat three German crews to win the first World Championship title in the women’s bobsled for the United States on Saturday.

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