Hirscher wins slalom for ninth vic­tory at same venue

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Once more in his stel­lar ca­reer, Mar­cel Hirscher was rac­ing against Alpine ski­ing’s his­tory book on Sun­day in Switzer­land.

The Aus­trian great al­most in­evitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth vic­tory at Adel­bo­den, to set a men’s record on the 52-year cir­cuit for most wins by one skier at a sin­gle venue.

Two-time over­all World Cup

ski cham­pion Anna Veith has ended her sea­son af­ter in­jur­ing a knee in train­ing.

The Aus­trian ski fed­er­a­tion said the 2014 Olympic gold medal­ist tore her right ACL in a gi­ant slalom run Satur­day and will un­dergo surgery.

Latvia won a World Cup luge

gold medal for the first time, pre­vail­ing in the team re­lay in their home coun­try.

This was the 27th time that Latvia has hosted a World Cup rac­ing week­end, span­ning nearly 100 events — yet none re­sulted in a win be­fore now. Kendija Aparjode, Kris­ters Aparjods and the dou­bles team of Os­kars Gu­dramovics and Pe­teris Kalnins de­liv­ered the his­toric win, one that had fans at track­side yelling “Lat-v-ia! Lat-v-ia!” for sev­eral min­utes after­ward.

Ger­many is still un­beaten in

World Cup bob­sled races this sea­son, af­ter Jo­hannes Lochner drove to a vic­tory in a four-man race in Ger­many.

Soc­cer

Maradona un­der­goes surgery: Ar­gen­tine soc­cer leg­end Diego Maradona has been re­leased from hospi­tal fol­low­ing suc­cess­ful surgery for stom­ach bleed­ing.

His lawyer Ma­tias Morla said the 58-year old for­mer Boca Ju­niors and Napoli player, and cur­rent coach of the Do­ra­dos de Si­naloa in Mex­ico’s sec­ond divi­sion, was head­ing home Sun­day “to con­tinue with his re­cov­ery.”

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