Hirscher wins record 9th Adelboden slalom
ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Marcel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom Sunday to set a men’s record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a single venue. Hirscher’s ninth career victory at Adelboden was earned with a second-run charge to victory for the second straight day.
Third-fastest in the morning, Hirscher was fastest in the afternoon to finish 0.50 seconds ahead of Clement Noel of France.
Henrik Kristoffersen trailed Hirscher by 0.71 in third.
For the second straight slalom, Hirscher’s Austrian teammate Marco Schwarz wasted his first-run lead by failing to finish after straddling a gate.
Hirscher extended his lead in the overall and slalom standings.
Bobsled: Germany is still unbeaten in World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday in Koenigssee, Germany. Counting women’s, two-man and four-man bobsled races, Germany has won 12 straight golds this season and 20 in a row going back to last season’s World Cup schedule and the Pyeongchang Olympics — where Germany shared one gold with Canada. Sunday marked one year since the last time a German sled didn’t finish first in a major international bobsled race. On Jan. 13, 2018, the U.S. women’s sled piloted by elana Meyers Taylor and pushed by Lolo Jones took the gold at a World Cup event in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Luge: Host Latvia won a World Cup luge gold medal for the first time Sunday, prevailing in the team relay. The U.S. was fourth. Russia took first and second in the men’s race. chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake was the top American finisher, placing 13th. soccer: Doctors in Argentina say 38-year-old soccer legend diego Maradona has been released from the hospital following successful surgery for stomach bleeding.