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Shiffrin ties Stenmark at 86 World Cup wins


Moments after earning her record-tying 86th World Cup victory, Mikaela Shiffrin was asked by a Swedish broadcaste­r to directly address Ingemar

Stenmark, the skiing standout who had promised to watch at home on television.

From one great to another, the 27-year-old American spoke to the 66-year-old Swede of her respect for him and the historic mark he set in 1989 that was long thought to be beyond reach.

“No matter what I do, it doesn’t ever compare to what you achieved,” Shiffrin said into the TV6 camera from Are, Sweden. “Maybe I get the 87th victory, maybe not. But for me the biggest dream is to be mentioned in the same sentence as you.”

Shiffrin matched the Swede’s mark by winning a giant slalom Friday. She can break the record Saturday in a slalom race. Those are her specialtie­s, just as they were for Stenmark in the 1970s and 1980s.

Shiffrin finished in 1:54.642 on Friday, 0.64 seconds ahead of Italy’s Federica Brignone.

Lille striker Jonathan David notched a hat trick to become the top scorer in the French league, and Lyon substitute Alexandre Lacazette netted two late goals to salvage a 3-3 away draw.

David raised his Ligue 1 tally to 19, one ahead of Paris SaintGerma­in’s Kylian Mbappé. ...

Neymar underwent seasonendi­ng surgery on his damaged right ankle, PSG said. . . .

Enes Unal scored his second penalty on the final kick of the match to snatch 10-man Getafe a 2-2 draw at Cadiz in the Spanish league.


Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas was beaten 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) by Jordan Thompson in second-round play at the Indian Wells (Calif.) Masters. Tsitsipas had his shoulder taped, and the injury appeared to affect his backhand. . . . Tyson Fury is only interested in boxing Oleksandr Usyk to become undisputed world heavyweigh­t champion if he gets 70 percent of the earnings from the bout.

Time looks to be running out to arrange a deal between the two titleholde­rs, with Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, saying the latest offer — a 60-40 split to the winner — was rejected by Fury and his camp. . . . Three-time Olympic champion

Kaylee Mckeown broke the world record in the 200-meter backstroke at the New South Wales State Open swim championsh­ips in Sydney.

Mckeown finished in

2 minutes 03.14 seconds, taking 0.21 seconds off American Regan

Smith’s mark from the 2019 world championsh­ips in Gwangju, South Korea. . . .

Pat Mccormick, who became the first diver to sweep the threemeter and 10-meter events at consecutiv­e Olympics, died at 92.

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