Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, men’s giant slalom

Always nice to see a big favorite come through under Olympic pressure, and that’s just what the USA’s Ted Ligety did. The 2006 combined gold medalist and two-time giant slalom world champion had a blazing first run and careful second run to take gold. Date: 19-Feb Sport: Alpine skiing Event: Men’s giant slalom Medalists: TedContinue reading “Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, men’s giant slalom”

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””