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Svindal claims record-extending 7th victory in Val Gardena super-G

Svindal claims record-extending 7th victory in Val Gardena super-G

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Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal narrowly edged Italian rival Christof Innerhofer to win a World Cup super-G on Friday and extend his record to seven career victories in Val Gardena, Italy. In sub-freezing conditions, Svindal finished 0.05 seconds ahead of Innerhofer and 0.27 in front of Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud. Svindal has now won five…
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Russian bobsleigh president, 4 others suspended by sport federation

Russian bobsleigh president, 4 others suspended by sport federation

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Russian bobsleigh federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation says it has imposed interim bans on the five Russians "based on the reasoned awards issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport." CAS this year upheld the five disqualifications…
Morrissey scores in OT as Jets edge Oilers for 3rd straight win

Morrissey scores in OT as Jets edge Oilers for 3rd straight win

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Blake Wheeler had a plan to spark the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and it involved a familiar play. The Jets captain looked for linemate Mark Scheifele. He found the centre at the front of the net and Scheifele fired in his 18th goal of the season to tie it 4-4 against the Edmonton Oilers at 9:58 of the third period. In overtime,…
Chargers shock Chiefs with wild comeback to clinch playoff berth

Chargers shock Chiefs with wild comeback to clinch playoff berth

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Arrowhead Stadium was already emptying by the time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers jogged to the locker room, triumphantly waving his hand as a satisfying cascade of boos washed over him. He had finally beaten the Kansas City Chiefs. It sounded perfect. Rivers led Los Angeles on a feverish fourth-quarter comeback Thursday night, capped by a…