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Mikaela Shiffrin on learning to ignore social media ‘haters’

Mikaela Shiffrin on learning to ignore social media ‘haters’

Mikaela Shiffrin is growing into one of the most dominant and influential female sports stars on the planet, but she knows that her success in ski racing comes at a price — abusive comments on social media. The 24-year-old dominated skiing’s World Cup circuit this season and has taken over the mantle of skiing’s biggest…MORE

How climate change is affecting World Cup ski racing circuit

How climate change is affecting World Cup ski racing circuit

Among those who live, train and compete in the snow — climate change is obvious. Changing weather patterns are reconfiguring ski racing in gritty, noticeable ways, drawing stark contrasts to how things were a decade ago. From shrinking glaciers and inadequate snow cover to tempestuous storms and too much of the white stuff, racers on…MORE

Cash, Kings and Kohli: Shane Warne on the IPL’s $2.5 billion juggernaut

Cash, Kings and Kohli: Shane Warne on the IPL’s $2.5 billion juggernaut

He’s one of cricket’s most celebrated and pioneering stars, but buried among Shane Warne’s myriad of honors with Australia lies a largely unheralded Indian Premier League title. It is an accolade pinned onto the end of his playing days, won at a time when such competitions were met in some quarters with disdain, cast off…MORE

Gran Premio Latinoamericano: The Champions League of horse racing

Gran Premio Latinoamericano: The Champions League of horse racing

Celebrating the very best thoroughbred racehorses in South America, the Gran Premio Latinoamericano is the most prestigious date on the continent’s racing calendar. The race, also known at the Longines Latin American Grand Prix, was first run in Uruguay in 1981 and, much like the Breeders’ Cup in the USA, is held at a different…MORE

Ichiro Suzuki retires, capping illustrious MLB career with emotional farewell

Ichiro Suzuki retires, capping illustrious MLB career with emotional farewell

Ichiro Suzuki has played his final MLB game — and his goodbye came in the country where the Japanese icon’s professional baseball career began. As Thursday’s game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics headed to the bottom of the eighth inning tied at 4, Ichiro departed in an emotional farewell in a packed Tokyo…MORE

Tokyo salutes baseball ‘god’ Ichiro Suzuki

Tokyo salutes baseball ‘god’ Ichiro Suzuki

The cheering began well before the Japanese “god” reached home plate. It was the top of the third inning in the MLB regular-season opener between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome, and Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham reached first base on a single. But the roars from the crowd likely weren’t all…MORE

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