Mikaela Shiffrin

Lolo Jones after missing Olympic team: ‘You feel like you don’t have what it takes’

In an Instagram video captioned “Dear diary,” <b>Lolo Jones</b> reflected days after being left off the Olympic bobsled team.<p>The video was posted late …

Olympics

Semenya nominated for Laureus World Sports Award – AthleticsAfrica

<b>South Africa’s golden girl, Caster Semenya, has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Woman of the Year award to be held in Monaco on 27</b> …

Olympics

12 Badass Female Athletes to Watch at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

1. Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing<p>At 18, Mikaela Shiffrin was the youngest woman to win her discipline in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics—the same …

Olympics

Vonn dominates Cortina downhill training again

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn dominated training for a World Cup downhill for the second consecutive day on the Olympia delle Tofane course.<p>Vonn finished a massive 0.96 seconds ahead of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein and was 1.25 seconds ahead of American teammate Jacqueline Wiles …

Lindsey Vonn

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<i>Lindsey Vonn competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on Jan. 21, 2017 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.</i><p><i>Sign up to receive Team USA Sports</i> …

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Laureus World Sports Awards: Serena Williams, Caster Semenya in hunt for World Sportswoman of the Year - Firstpost

Some of the world's best female athletes, including tennis ace Serena Williams and swimmer Katie Ledecky, are in contention for this year's Laureus …

Olympics

US ski sensation Shiffrin faces Italian test in Cortina

Mikaela Shiffrin’s sensational World Cup pace will be put to the test this weekend with Lindsey Vonn and the in-form Italian women skiers looking to …

Lindsey Vonn

Ronaldo and Madrid nominated for Laureus awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award and Real Madrid are in contention for the Team of the Year …

Mo Farah

Don't make Simone Biles and other gymnasts return to Karolyi ranch

The words ring more and more hollow with each statement USA Gymnastics issues.<p>Its best and its brightest were abused by someone whose sole job was to safeguard their physical well-being, and all the federation can offer are platitudes and vague promises.<p>“We are our athletes’ advocates,” USA …

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Federer Proves A 'Master Of Pasta' In Barilla Ad

Tennis superstar Roger Federer proves an amazingly quick study in the culinary realm in the first ad in a new Barilla global platform, “Masters of …

Advertising Industry

Redneck Racing founder hopes to make U.S. Olympic ski team — on his terms

In 2015, racer Robby Kelley was invited to rejoin the U.S. Ski Team. There was one catch: a price tag of about $30,000.<p>“[My parents] really, really, wanted me to go back,” said Kelley, who had lost his spot the season before. During his year off the team, however, he had helped form a group of his …

Olympics

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Don't Just Blame the Saints' Marcus Williams, and More on the Divisional Round

If a season of neurological hazards, political controversy, public subsidies, and bad officiating has left you wondering why Americans like football …

Conservative View

Laureus Awards: Mo Farah, Chris Froome and Lewis Hamilton among nominees

<b>Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has been nominated for the 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.</b><p>Farah, who was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December, is one of four British nominees.<p>Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton …

Mo Farah

Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky Nominated for Laureus Sports Awards - Swimming World News

U.S. swimmers <b>Caeleb Dressel</b> and <b>Katie Ledecky</b> have each been nominated for Laureus Sports Awards, which honor top athletic performances in 2018. Both …

Olympics

Olympic champions among Laureus World Sports Awards nominees

Olympic champions <b>Katie Ledecky</b>, <b>Mikaela Shiffrin</b>, <b>Allyson Felix</b>, <b>Caster Semenya</b> and <b>Mo Farah</b> are among the nominees for this year’s Laureus World Sports …

Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics: Medal Favorites for Figure Skating, Skiing and Top Events

Nathan Chen is expected to be the star attraction in the figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics, as he leads the United States' charge for gold.<p>The 18-year-old heads to Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the only unbeaten men's skater in the world, having produced some incredible performances in the …

Olympics

NBC Olympics To Stream ‘Go For The Gold’ And ‘Meet Team USA’ Via Netflix

A two-part original series is being produced by NBC Olympics to preview the upcoming Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. <i>Go For The Gold</i> and</i> …

Olympics

NBC has a Super Bowl plan to get you excited for Olympics

NBC isn’t just airing Super Bowl ads. It’s producing them.<p>The network has five advertisements that play like mini-movies and will run on Super Sunday. The point of the 60-second spots, each of which features the life story of an Olympic athlete, is to tug heartstrings and drive audience for the …

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Shiffrin set up as Olympics star; Vonn, Hirscher big, too

If Mikaela Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest star of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just …

Olympics

Goggia leads Italian podium sweep in Bad Kleinkirchheim - FIS-SKI

Sofia Goggia returned to her winning ways before hitting PyeongChang with a downhill victory at Bad Kleinkichheim on Sunday. Skiing down a shortened …

Alpine Skiing

Lindsey Vonn’s return depends on weather

The first women’s World Cup speed races in 2018 were doubtful as the snow on parts of the course in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, was still too weak …

Olympics

Beat Feuz wins the Lauberhorn downhill - FIS-SKI

13 January 2018 13:56<p>Taking the win in front of your home crowd, on a legendary track, on a beautiful sunny day, is pretty much as good as it gets. …

Alpine Skiing

Rival Koreas Agree to Talk on Art Troupe's Visit to Olympics

The rival Koreas have agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in …

North Korea

15 Team USA Athletes You Need to Follow Before the 2018 Winter Olympics Begin

Chloe Kim<p>Sport: Snowboarding<p>Hometown: La Palma, Calif.<p>Where to Follow: Instagram / Twitter<p>Ted Ligety<p>Sport: Alpine Skiing<p>Hometown: Park City, …

Olympics

Fifty miles from North Korea, a Winter Olympics that could ease tensions

Holding the Olympics near the world's most heavily fortified border will be a dramatic symbol of their power to remind us what the world can be.<p>North and South Korea re-opened a hotline last week for the first time in two years and, among other things, talked about North Korea’s participation in …

North Korea

Five For Friday: Alpine Skiing

<i>Mikaela Shiffrin competes at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Feb. 18, 2017 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.</i><p>Olympic women’s slalom champion …

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Winter Olympians Snuggling Baby Animals Is the Pick-Me-Up You Deserve

Heads up: your day is about to get infinitely better!<p>During the 2016 Summer Olympics, the world was gifted with pictures of a bunch of Olympians cuddling with fluffy, adorable puppies. NBC Olympics went and upped the cute factor for Winter 2018, though, and added <i>even more</i> adorable critters to the …

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Mikaela Shiffrin: Christmas regime the secret to her success?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is one simple secret behind Mikaela Shiffrin's current dominance of women's slalom skiing.<p>Dedication.<p>Instead of overindulging and relaxing on Christmas Day, she was out training.<p>Her festive discipline yielded a fifth straight World Cup win Tuesday, the first time this has been …

Olympics

Giants' Landon Collins doesn't want Bill Belichick as his coach

The Patriots prepare to play agains the Titans on Saturday night, while the Celtics get themselves ready to face the 76ers in London on …

Boston

Shiffrin trails Austria's Schild after 1st run of WC slalom

FLACHAU, Austria — Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning streak was under threat by Bernadette Schild after the Austrian posted the fastest time in the opening …