World Cup spring, USA vs. Maze: “I want that globe”

Slovenia’s Tina Maze has the overall World Cup Alpine title in hand, more than doubling her closest pursuer (2,254 points to 1,065 for Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch. The only suspense remaining in the women’s standings: Can Maze complete an unheard-of sweep of the globes handed out in each discipline? Not if the U.S. Ski Team canContinue reading “World Cup spring, USA vs. Maze: “I want that globe””

Monday Myriad, March 4: Nordic state of mind

Headlines from the week: – Slovenia’s Tina Maze is having the best Alpine skiing World Cup season of all time. – Norway’s Maret Bjoergen had one of the best Nordic World Championships of all time. – Shaun White was back in action with another U.S. Open title. – Milers Mary Cain and Will Leer stood out at the USA Indoor track and fieldContinue reading “Monday Myriad, March 4: Nordic state of mind”

Alpine update: Maze sweeping, USA rotating

Today’s Alpine skiing news goes beyond what I can sum up on Twitter: First, let’s talk about Tina Maze. Last season, she finished second to the dominant Lindsey Vonn, but she didn’t win a single race. This year, she has won nine races. She has been on the podium 20 times, tying U.S. great Phil Mahre forContinue reading “Alpine update: Maze sweeping, USA rotating”

Monday Myriad, Feb. 18: Slalom and shoot

Headlines of the week: – Ted Ligety won the giant slalom, his best event, for his third title at the Alpine skiing World Championships. Then 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin won the slalom. That’s four golds and a bronze for the USA in 10 individual events. – Tim Burke took silver in the 20k individual event at biathlon’s World Championships, which were otherwiseContinue reading “Monday Myriad, Feb. 18: Slalom and shoot”

Monday Myriad, Feb. 11: Ligety, Ligety

Headlines of the weekend: – The USA’s Ted Ligety won his second gold medal at the Alpine skiing world championships, adding the supercombined to the super-G. Super. – Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen won the sprint and held on to win the pursuit by a few millimeters over France’s Martin Fourcade at the biathlon World Championships. You just might see aContinue reading “Monday Myriad, Feb. 11: Ligety, Ligety”

Monday Myriad: U.S. athletes slide well

Our sleds are better than yours. You may have heard Lolo Jones got second in her World Cup bobsled debut with driver Jazmine Fenlator, but U.S. success went farther than that. Elana Meyers and Tianna Madison, the latter also a track and field Olympian, took third. The men weren’t bad, either. Steven Holcomb/Steve Langton and CoryContinue reading “Monday Myriad: U.S. athletes slide well”

Monday Myriad: Ligety Ligety Ligety

Let’s rush out this wrapup before the power runs out: Alpine skiing: The time it takes you to read this sentence is Ted Ligety’s margin of victory (2.75 seconds) in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on the big glacier in Solden, Austria, the traditional opener of the World Cup season in which fans celebrate theContinue reading “Monday Myriad: Ligety Ligety Ligety”

Thursday: No fooling around here

Today’s headlines: – Soccer: The U.S. women’s team beat Mexico 1-0. At least, we think that’s what happened. The snow made it a little hard to see. Can’t wait for U.S. Soccer to post the highlights. In the meantime, the Salt Lake Tribune story includes a photo gallery worth checking out. (U.S. Soccer match report)Continue reading “Thursday: No fooling around here”