Women's alpine skiing

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin congratulates Slovakia's Petra Vlhova in the finish area of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Vlhova won the race as Shiffrin finished in third place. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 15, 2019 - 3:54 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — All of a sudden, Mikaela Shiffrin has a rival who believes she can compete with the American on the same level. Having already claimed a silver medal in Alpine combined, Petra Vlhova won the giant slalom ahead of Shiffrin at the world championships and will be looking for another...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 4:49 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin might have lost this race before it even started. The moment she stepped outside Thursday, Shiffrin was hit in the face with an unseasonably warm gust of wind — not to mention the rain flooding this Swedish resort. "When I saw this today I was ... losing...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova bites her gold medal of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin smiles after finishing third in the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 1:23 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin says it is "awesome" to win bronze in the giant slalom for her sixth medal at a world championships. After winning the super-G on the opening day of competition, the 23-year-old...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, center, shows her gold medal of the women's super-G, flanked by silver medallist Italy's Sofia Goggia, left, and bronze medal's Switzerland's Corinne Suter, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 14, 2019 - 6:58 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Wind and rain could affect the women's giant slalom at the world championships. The first run is slated to start at 2:15 p.m. (1315 GMT) and the second run at 5:45 p.m. (1645 GMT). Amid unseasonably warm weather in the Swedish resort of Are, it was raining on the course 90...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn poses with her career's medals in the finish area after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 13, 2019 - 7:06 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — It was a telling sign that in Lindsey Vonn's last race there was only one other American skier competing. Two days later, the U.S. couldn't even enter a squad for the team event at the world championships because it didn't have enough skiers available. And as for the men's slalom...
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 12, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says a handful of deals at the trade deadline could tip the NBA's balance of power to the already-tough Eastern Conference. Toronto added Marc Gasol to counter moves sending Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee and Tobias Harris to Philadelphia. But because of the schedule,...
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, gold medal, celebrates during the flower ceremony after the women Super-G race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 12:19 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport. And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of an all-time great. "...
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France's Alexis Pinturault speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 11, 2019 - 1:06 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — With the Alpine combined possibly getting axed from major skiing championships, Alexis Pinturault had one final chance to assert his long-time dominance of the event. He didn't waste it. The French skier produced the second-fastest slalom leg to rise from 24th place after the...
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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on...
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