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Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

Mikaela Shiffrin proved she really is in a league of her own in the slalom, becoming the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event. The American was third after the morning run, 0.15 seconds behind leader Wendy Holdener, but put in a faultless, textbook performance in her second…MORE

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid — who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem when the two were San Francisco 49ers teammates — have settled their collusion grievance cases against the NFL. Both alleged that teams were keeping them from playing. The league and the players’ attorneys, Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, released a…MORE

Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

Marcel Hirscher bags silver as Henrik Kristoffersen wins world title

He’s trailed in the wake of Marcel Hirscher for most of his career, but Henrik Kristoffersen got the better of his great rival with victory in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. The Norwegian stormed to gold by 0.20 seconds from Austria’s defending champion Hirscher after a second run under the floodlights…MORE

Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow

Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow

An upstart US professional football league reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but it appears that former 49ers quarterback wanted more money than the league was willing to pay. Kaepernick, who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem before games, hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 season. In October…MORE

North and South Korea want to unify teams for Tokyo 2020

North and South Korea want to unify teams for Tokyo 2020

North and South Korea have requested that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allows some teams from the two countries to unify for next year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo. Officials from the two countries, still technically at war, met with the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the potential of a joint bid for the 2032…MORE

Mikaela Shiffrin pipped to gold as Petra Vlhova wins giant slalom title

Mikaela Shiffrin pipped to gold as Petra Vlhova wins giant slalom title

She’s beaten her nearest rival for most of the season, but US skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin came up short behind Petra Vlhova in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Sweden. Shiffrin, the Olympic giant slalom champion, won world super-G gold in Are last week, but was 0.38 seconds adrift of the Slovakian and…MORE

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

Shannon Gabriel apologizes for ‘do you like boys’ comment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has apologized for asking England captain Joe Root if he liked boys during his team’s Test defeat to England in St Lucia. Gabriel’s comments were not picked up on the game’s live coverage, but footage shared on social media showed England captain Joe Root appearing to respond to the…MORE

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

Shannon Gabriel given four-match ban for alleged homophobic comment

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for four one-day international matches after making an alleged homophobic comment during his team’s Test match defeat by England. Television footage shared on social media showed England captain Joe Root appearing to respond to a comment from Gabriel by saying: “Don’t use it as an insult.…MORE

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

Lindsey Vonn: Boyfriend P.K. Subban arranges G.O.A.T. tribute

The last eight days have proven typically eventful in the life and times of Lindsey Vonn. What began with a crash and was followed up with an unlikely bronze medal, has concluded with a bunch of balloons and a cake iced in the shape of a goat. The curious — if touching — sentiment was…MORE

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

Marcel Hirscher: The greatest ski racer of all time?

How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers. In skiing, all the talk this season has been about Lindsey Vonn’s quest to pass Ingemar Stenmark as the most successful racer of all time. Given Vonn’s early retirement through injury,…MORE

Blogs

Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…