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Wengen’s classic downhill: Skiing’s oldest, longest, fastest race

Wengen’s classic downhill: Skiing’s oldest, longest, fastest race

It’s one of skiing’s classic races at an iconic venue on a leg-jellying track with a fearsome reputation. The Wengen downhill is the oldest, longest and fastest on the men’s World Cup circuit, and one of those titles coveted by the speed freaks, like a grand slam in tennis or a major in golf. Its…MORE

Patriots-Chiefs AFC championship game will have an arctic feel

Patriots-Chiefs AFC championship game will have an arctic feel

For the first time in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the AFC title game at Arrowhead Stadium, facing the New England Patriots, with a spot in Super Bowl LIII on the line. It’s the biggest game in Arrowhead’s 47 seasons, and it’s also going to be quite frigid. Sunday’s game, which is…MORE

Tomic takes aim at Hewitt in yet another Australian men’s tennis controversy

Tomic takes aim at Hewitt in yet another Australian men’s tennis controversy

It’s all kicking off in Australian men’s tennis. Again. And no, it isn’t Nick Kyrgios the center of the brouhaha. Rather, it’s another player who has made headlines for the wrong reasons — Bernard Tomic. The once can’t-miss prospect heavily criticized the country’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt following a first-round defeat at the Australian…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin wins again to continue march towards history

Mikaela Shiffrin wins again to continue march towards history

Her domination has forced the wider sporting world to take notice, and now Mikaela Shiffrin has done it again. The 23-year-old continued her remarkable romp towards a third straight World Cup overall title with a 10th win of the season in a giant slalom in Italy. The American superstar led by more than a second…MORE

Serena & Venus through at Australian Open, Djokovic and Halep also win

Serena & Venus through at Australian Open, Djokovic and Halep also win

During Serena Williams’ first-round, straight-sets win over Germany’s Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open, one question kept surfacing: How would you describe her green, one-piece Nike outfit? Was it a onesie? A leotard? Williams set the record straight after her convincing 6-0 6-2 victory, achieved in just 49 minutes. “It’s a Serena-tard,” Williams said in…MORE

S Korean Olympic authorities promise action after sex abuse accusations

S Korean Olympic authorities promise action after sex abuse accusations

South Korea’s Olympic Committee has apologized to athletes who have come forward in recent weeks with abuse claims, rocking the East Asian country’s sporting establishment. At a press conference Tuesday, Lee Kee-heung — president of the Korean Sports and Olympic Committee, KSOC — bowed in apology as he admitted the organization had allowed individuals to…MORE

How horses and a Krazy Kanguruh keep skiing great Mario Matt busy

How horses and a Krazy Kanguruh keep skiing great Mario Matt busy

Life after a glittering sports career can feel like a come down for many top athletes, but for Austrian skier Mario Matt the party is still pumping. Literally. The 39-year-old slalom specialist was one of the best skiers of his generation before his retirement in 2015, but he has replaced the thrill of competition with…MORE

Rugby United New York prepares for its debut season

Rugby United New York prepares for its debut season

Bringing professional rugby to the Big Apple has been no mean feat. So when Rugby United New York takes to the field for its first competitive game in Major League Rugby, away to San Diego Legion on January 27, there will be a smile on one man’s face. “There have been a couple of lessons…MORE

Stunning shots from horse racing’s photographer of the year

Stunning shots from horse racing’s photographer of the year

His father was a legendary royal correspondent, but when young Edward Whitaker tagged along to watch Prince Charles play polo he was more fascinated by the phalanx of photographers. From that early interest blossomed an illustrious career in which Whitaker has become a doyen of horse racing photography. Last year Whitaker won racing’s photographer of…MORE