Posts Tagged Western Europe

Neureuther fastest in 1st run of WCup slalom

Marcel Hirscher celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher overcame a first-leg deficit to edge out German skier Felix Neureuther and win a World Cup slalom race on Sunday for his 26th career victory. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Marcel Hirscher was bitterly disappointed to discover he would not be skiing on his favorite French slope but going to the icy-cold Sweden mountains instead.

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Makarainen wins 3rd straight biathlon WCup race

HOCHFILZEN, Austria (AP) — Olympic pursuit champion Martin Fourcade of France shot flawlessly to win a biathlon World Cup event Sunday, while Kaisa Makarainen of Finland dominated the women’s pursuit for her third straight World Cup win.

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Last-16 draw kicks off real Champions League race

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

GENEVA (AP) — Defending European champion Madrid was perhaps most impressive in the group stage with a perfect record, contributing six of the club’s current Spanish record streak of 20 straight wins.

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Canada’s Duhamel and Radford win Grand Prix Final

Elena Radionova, of Russia, reacts during her Ladies Free Skating at the Grand Prix Final figure skating competition in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia extended her lead with a personal best free skate to win the Grand Prix Final on Saturday.

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Richardson wins speedskating World Cup 1000 meters

Heather Richardson of the U.S. greets fans after competing during the women's 1000 meters race of the World Cup Speed Skating at Thialf skating rink in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (AP) — Heather Richardson equaled the Thialf oval track record to win a 1,000-meter speedskating World Cup race, beating American teammate Brittany Bowe into second place on Saturday.

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