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Mikaela Shiffrin Takes Win No 77 kick shop in Super-G



77 kick shop

Mikaela Shiffrin made history last week in Lake Louise when she took her 77 kick shop World Cup win. This makes her the all-time leader in super-G, and the only women to hold the title. Meanwhile, Elena Curtoni finished second, making her the first woman to take a World Cup super-G podium.

77 kick shop: Elena Curtoni

77 kick shop

The most laudable of the two women’s super Gs that happened on Sunday was dominated by Elena Curtoni. She made the most of the opportunity by notching a podium finish, a hefty paycheck and a nice bonus.

Her compadres were not far behind. In terms of sheer volume, the competition was stiff, but Curtoni’s sexiness had the upper hand.

Other notable performances included Tamara Tippler of Austria and Corinne Suter of Switzerland. Those are a few names to look out for in the coming weeks.

The elusive ottawash of the other half of the duo was no small feat. As for the women’s throne, she may be looking at the exits as the last resort. Having said that, she is no longer the sexiest woman in the World Cup game.

Despite her relative youth, she’s a proven champion who knows her stuff. Using a mix of hard and soft skis, she’s proven her mettle in the ring, and knows when to count her chickens.

77 kick shop: Mikaela Shiffrin topped her stablemates

The best women’s alpine skiing event of the year was a resounding success. Shiffrin topped her stablemates for the first time this season, and did so in style, while retaining her crown as the all time best lady on the slopes.

She has 575 points on the board, and will make the trek to Semmering, Austria on Sunday for a pair of giant slaloms. For her part, Goggia is looking to avenge her maiden super-G victory.

Despite an abrasion that saw her lose her left hand to a fall in training, she’s got her eye on the prize. So, where does the competition stand?

It is hard to beat a day on the slopes, and the likes of Corinne Suter, Elena Curtoni, and Sofia Goggia all stood tall. The best part is that they all won their respective races. This will serve as a model for the future of competitive skiing.

Not only did Shiffrin win her first super-G of the season, she also took home the biggest win of her career. The super-G may have been the only super-G of the week, but it is hard to argue with her winning four of the last six, including the most recent edition.

Women’s World Cup super-G standings

The Women’s World Cup super-G standings have been shifted slightly after the weekend’s races. Mikaela Shiffrin is back in the lead after finishing second in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Defending overall champion Petra Vlhova is 67 points behind. But with a second and third place finish, she still has a comfortable lead in the overall standings.

Sofia Goggia continued to build momentum after winning the first two downhill races of the season. She also strengthened her hold on the women’s World Cup downhill title. In the process, she tied Lindsey Vonn for the most single-season downhill victories.

Breezy Johnson finished sixth. She was the only top-10 starter who completed the course. Her best result of the season. However, she was 0.96 seconds behind Elena Curtoni.

Athletes with 500 points in the overall classification can compete in any discipline. They are eligible to participate in any World Cup race. And the top 25 athletes qualified for the World Cup finals.

77 kick shop: Winner’s podium 100th World Cup race

Mikaela Shiffrin has finished on the podium for her 100th World Cup race. She has now earned six World Cup victories in her career, and her total includes a silver medal from the FIS Alpine skiing world championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The 26-year-old is currently leading the World Cup overall standings.

In her first two races of the season, Shiffrin struggled in slalom. She was ranked fourth after one run, but finished third after the second.

However, Shiffrin then went on to win a giant slalom in Sastris’re, Italy, on Saturday. After the race, she extended her lead in the overall standings.

Her fourth place finish on Saturday was her best slalom performance of the year, and she has now placed in the top four in each of the first five World Cup races of the season. Despite her inconsistent performances in the technical races, she has been a consistent force in the speed races this season.

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Golden State Warriors snap 11-game road losing streak with 121-108 victory



Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors snapped an 11-game road losing streak with a 121-108 victory over the Houston Rockets late on Monday. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 59 points to shine for the Warriors.

The Warriors won on the road for the first time since a January 30 victory at Oklahoma City.

Curry finished with 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Thompson added 29 points and seven rebounds. They combined to shoot 21-for-44 overall and 10-for-28 from 3-point range to pace the Warriors (37-36). Jonathan Kuminga chipped in 17 off the bench for the Warriors.

Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors

Following a back-and-forth third quarter that featured five ties and eight lead changes, the Warriors seized control with an 18-6 rally early in the fourth. Golden State made its first four 3-point attempts in the period and Kuminga added a pair of breakaway dunks that fueled a run to a 108-93 lead.

Kuminga helped stabilise the Warriors late in the third after Houston (18-54) grabbed a 78-77 lead on an Usman Garuba corner trey with 2:26 left in the period. Kuminga immediately followed with a 3-pointer and added a 17-footer as Golden State carried an 84-80 lead into the fourth.

The Warriors were victorious despite committing 20 turnovers that Houston parlayed into 25 points. Golden State countered those miscues with 26 points off 18 Houston turnovers.

All five starters scored in double figures for the Rockets. Rookie Tari Eason posted his seventh double-double with 21 points and 12 boards while fellow rookie Jabari Smith Jr. also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jalen Green scored 20 points for Houston, which was without starting centre Alperen Sengun (illness).

The Warriors ran an offensive clinic in the first quarter, scoring 11 points in transition and logging nine assists on their 11 field goals. They used a 15-3 run to secure a nine-point lead, though Houston cut it to 26-21 by the close of the first.

The second quarter was awash with turnovers. Curry tallied 15 points in the period and was instrumental in keeping the Warriors ahead despite their 10 giveaways that Houston converted into 10 points. The Rockets weren’t much better, with their seven turnovers yielding 10 points.

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Edmonton Oilers Survive With Three Goals Disallowed and Win in Overtime



Edmonton Oilers Survive

On Monday night, the Avalanche ran the Oilers off Rogers Place with seven goals against Jack Campbell and an Edmonton team so far from their ‘A’ game they almost ran out of letters.

Thankfully for the Oilers, their video coaches came to their rescue with three goals off the board after challenges — two on narrow offsides and one for questionable goaltender interference — which allowed Edmonton to pull off an amazing 5-4 victory in overtime.

“Our group needed more time,” defenceman Darnell Nurse, who scored with 14.3 seconds left in extra period. “But we remained resilient. There are nights you don’t feel it but you still have to find a way to win and that was our plan tonight.”

Edmonton Oilers Survive

Edmonton Oilers Survive

Without video coaches Jeremy Coupal and Noah Segall, the Oilers would still be reeling and wondering what went wrong against a team with only two wins in 16 games. Their efforts saved the squad from embarrassment and set up two pivotal points for future success.

“Those were some big calls,” Edmonton Oilers centre Nick Bjugstad remarked. “Our video guys and coaching staff were right on it; there was no hesitation. That’s an important part of the game and we rely on those guys to assist us – which they did tonight. It definitely changed the game.”

No doubt about it: Edmonton conceded seven goals for the third time in eight games with just an inch or two to spare. That needs to be addressed, but for now they will take comfort in banking these two points.

“We don’t ignore what led up to those (disallowed goals against),” said head coach Jay Woodcroft. “Even if it’s just an eyelash here or there, those are shots you don’t want in your net.”

“There are things we can improve in our game, but I was proud of our will to win and our ability to find a win when an opposition goaltender was having an excellent night,” McGrath said.

“We didn’t play the game we wanted to in the first two periods, but we knew what the stakes were and our players found a way to earn those two points. Nobody is blind to the fact that there are still issues we need to address,” Leboeuf concluded. “While some aspects need improving, everyone agrees on one thing: there are things that need to be fixed.”

At the other end of the ice, Campbell made his first start since March 4 and spent most of the evening trying to stay on track. He allowed four goals in the opening 40 minutes, was saved by the goal post on another and had three goals against reviewed; however, he finally found some consistency down the stretch and secured victory.

“Jack was just like our team,” Woodcroft said. “He found a way to win on an off-kilter night – that was all that mattered for him and his self confidence. Getting two points for the team is all that mattered to him.”

His night was a 60-minute adventure, but he received no assistance whatsoever from his teammates who were consistently one step behind until the third period when they came alive.

“Last week we had three good opponents in playoff race battles, so this might have been an opportunity to breathe a bit,” defenceman Mattias Ekholm, who scored twice including the game-tying goal with 3:47 left in regulation, said. “I don’t know what you want to call it; we could’ve been better but these games are hard. You need to build yourself up and get going – and we did just that.” “It could’ve been much better but these games are tough; we snuck it out but tough things happen sometimes and move on,”

Edmonton’s problems began early when Campbell let in his second shot of the game at 1:12. Fortunately, it didn’t count due to an offside call, and four minutes later Alexander Barabanov scored for San Jose with a goal.

Nick Bjugstad tied it in the first and Kailer Yamamoto made it 2-1 early in the second. But San Jose scored four times (only three of which counted), while Edmonton responded with Ekholm’s first goal of the night.

Noah Gregor scored on a two-on-one early in the third to make it 5-3 Sharks, but an offside challenge revealed he was inches offside.

“Video coaches deserve more credit than they get,” Ekholm lamented. “They put in long hours and are relentless – but what’s their margin for error? Offside can sometimes be by inches – yet you expect them to always be right. That said, video coaching won us the game tonight.”

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World Baseball Classic 2023: Live Stream and Schedule for Quarterfinals and Finals



World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic 2023 is underway and can be streamed live with a TV service. The World Baseball Classic will conclude on March 21.

What Happens During the World Baseball Classic?

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic

Baseball boasts some of the world’s finest players, representing their countries in the tournament and ultimately determined by how well-played each game. Major League Baseball offers much of this talent but doesn’t guarantee victory to always go to USA; players have the option to represent their home nation even if they reside here in America. Let us look into some past winners to gain a better insight into this statement.

Japan captured the title of World Baseball Classic two times between 2006 and 2009. In 2013, Dominican Republic claimed it, but in 2017, United States finally emerged victorious over Puerto Rico to claim top place in the race.

World Baseball Classic 2023 Schedule

March 17-18: Quarterfinals

On March 19-20 and March 21,the championship game will take place.

The Sky is the Limit: Richest Team Owners In Major League Baseball

Steve Cohen

Baseball has never seen so much money invested in it as now. America’s wealthiest businessmen have all viewed the sport with a kind eye and an even kinder wallet.

Steve Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund manager with an estimated net worth of over $13 billion, failed in his attempts to purchase the New York Mets. Had he succeeded, Cohen would have become the richest team owner in Major League Baseball (MLB), which has long drawn America’s wealthiest.

Here are the five wealthiest team owners in Major League Baseball today:

MLB lockout: Take a look at baseball's billionaire team owners - Los Angeles Times(Image Credit: AFP)

Where Can You Watch World Baseball Classic?

Cable subscribers to the game will have access to Fox, FS1, FS2, and Fox Deporters; you must have cable if you wish to watch on Fox Sports website and app. Those without cords can watch through livestreaming services like Hulu (with Live TV), YouTube TV (or similar services such as DirecTV Stream, fuboTV or Sling TV), while those without access will find services that carry those channels helpful too.

Three non-USA games can be watched on Tubi, and for those who prefer listening only, Sirius XM and TuneIn provide great options.


When does the World Baseball Classic start this year?

On March 8

When is the final match of World Baseball Classic 2023?

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