Cross country skiing

May 12, 2018 - 4:21 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko would normally be glued to her television to watch UFC 224 on Saturday night, when bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was set to defend her belt against Raquel Pennington. Turns out she won't be paying much attention at all. Instead, the top-ranked...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/KEYSTONE via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is "not satisfied at all" by the verdicts and written explanations from the...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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April 06, 2018 - 7:34 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Marit Bjoergen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history, says she is retiring from cross-country skiing. The 38-year-old Norwegian told public broadcaster NRK "I don't have the motivation needed to give 100 percent for another season and that's why I choose to retire." She...
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Japan's Akito Watabe competes to win the Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach, Germany, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 11:40 am
SCHONACH, Germany (AP) — Overall winner Akito Watabe completed the season with his second consecutive World Cup win in Sunday's Nordic combined finale. The Japanese athlete, who won Saturday's competition in the Black Forest resort of Schonach, was second behind Jarl Magnus Riiber in the ski jump...
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Japan's Akito Watabe, left, on his way to win the Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach, Germany, Saturday, March 24, 2018. At right Austria's Bernhard Gruber. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 12:10 pm
SCHONACH, Germany (AP) — Overall winner Akito Watabe claimed his seventh World Cup win of the season in nordic combined skiing on Saturday. The Japanese athlete was 11th in the ski jump and had to contend with a delay of 1 minute, 4 seconds for the cross-country race. But he completed the 10-...
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March 18, 2018 - 9:27 am
FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Norway's Heidi Weng became the women's cross-country ski World Cup champion for the second year in a row Sunday, holding off U.S. skier Jessie Diggins. Weng, who had been complaining of fatigue, was only 18th in Sunday's race but that was enough to cling on as fellow Norwegian...
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Winner Alexander Bolshunov of Russia, center, celebrates on the podium with second placed Calle Halfvarsson of Sweden, left, and third placed Francesco de Fabiani of Italy after the FIS World Cup Cross Country Men's 15.0 km Mass Start Classic event in Falun, Sweden, on Saturday March 17, 2018. (Ulf Palm/TT via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo of Norway narrowly missed out on securing his first World Cup cross-country skiing season title in a race won by Alexander Bolshunov of Russia on Saturday. Bolshunov, three times a silver medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics, beat Calle Halfvarsson of...
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March 06, 2018 - 10:11 am
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March 03, 2018 - 8:41 am
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA March 4 1960 — Phil Latrielle of Middlebury scores an NCAA-record 10 goals in a 13-2 victory over Colgate. Latrielle, a three time All-American, would score a record 250 goals in the 85 games of his collegiate ice hockey career. 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia...
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