U.S. ski team feeling weight of gold drought

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The team was shut out at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The American women had no medals at all, and Bode Miller won the men’s only medals with silvers in the giant slalom and combined. The last U.S. man to win Olympic gold in Alpine skiing was Tommy Moe in the 1994 downhill at Lillehammer, Norway. Street retired after the 2002 Olympics, where she finished 16th in the downhill. She’d like to see this American drought end at next month’s Turin Games. “I think definitely this is one of the strongest teams I’ve ever seen,” she said. “There are medal opportunities in every discipline, for sure. The women’s giant slalom is probably the weakest, but other than that it’s looking good. In some we’re looking at two-three opportunities per discipline. It’s pretty impressive.” One of Street’s favorites is Daron Rahlves, the winner of three World Cup downhill races this season. He matched her U.S. record of nine career victories in the discipline with his triumph last weekend on the classic Lauberhorn course in Wengen. “I have such high hopes for him. I want him to win an Olympic medal so badly,” Street said. “I love him. He’s such a good dude. He’s an all-around good athlete, nice guy, respectful and loyal yet real and cool. “Bode is hard to predict. I’m looking forward to the Bode Show like everyone else.” Among the women, Street looks to friend and protege Lindsey Kildow, the winner of two downhills this season. Kildow placed fourth three times at the worlds last winter in Bormio, Italy, sobbing when she was beaten out for a podium spot in the downhill. “Lindsey has a good in opportunity to medal, and with her world championship experience, she will be OK,” Street said. Street also likes what she sees in Julia Mancuso. “Miss Cool, Julia Mancuso, is just cool enough to come in and ride it,” she said. “She’s good over the flats, she’s got a great touch for snow, she’s experienced enough Olympics and world championships to stay cool.” Street will be working in Turin for NBC’s “Today,” leaving 16-month old son Treyjan at home during the games. She also will be videotaping and blogging. “I only hope I get to watch the women’s downhill,” Street said. “I think I’ll still be able to grasp the sensation even if I’m only living it vicariously.” Street is now 34 and would love another crack at gold, but a few things would have to be worked out. “If I were young and had a young body and had healthy knees and my back didn’t hurt,” she said. “Heartwise, I could be right in there.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Picabo Street remembers the surprising weight, how heavy it felt to have the super-G gold medal slipped around her neck by French ski great Jean-Claude Killy at the Nagano Olympics almost eight years ago. The medal – black onyx etched with inlaid gold and hanging from a bulky blue and gold ribbon – is usually out of sight now, juggled from safe to safety deposit box between the occasional public appearance. center_img “I have my gold forever, and no one can ever take it away from me,” Street said. These days, the American ski team feels a different sort of weight: None of its Alpine skiers has won a gold medal since Street in 1998. last_img read more

Premier League clubs ranked by how many players they signed in January

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED =8: Chelsea – 2(Christian Pulisic, Gonzalo Higuain)=1: Wolves – 3(David Wang, Ed Francis, Jonny Otto)=1 Huddersfield – 3(Jaden Brown, Jason Puncheon, Karlan Grant) Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Tielemans joined Leicester on deadline day getty LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti =1: Brighton – 3(Alexis Mac Allister, Tudor-Cristian Baltuda, Jan Mlakar)=1: Bournemouth – 3(Dominic Solanke, Nathaniel Clyne, Chris Mepham)*Emiliano Sala tragically disappeared after a light aircraft carrying the striker and pilot David Ibbotson went off radar over the Channel Islands on January 21. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 6 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Higuain made his Chelsea debut in the 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth 6 6 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Solanke swapped Liverpool for Bournemouth 6 moving on 6 =16: Tottenham – 0=16: Southampton – 0=16: Manchester United – 0=16: Liverpool – 0 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED It was a relatively quiet January by Premier League standards Welcome to your new home, @DenisSuarez6 🏡#HolaDenis pic.twitter.com/dWklwDHpP4— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2019=8: West Ham – 2(Samir Nasri, Mesaque Dju)=8: Newcastle – 2(Antonio Barreca, Miguel Almiron) =11: Leicester – 1(Youri Tielemans)=11: Burnley – 1(Peter Crouch)=11: Arsenal – 1(Denis Suarez) LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January =16: Everton – 0=11: Watford – 1(Adam Parkes)=11: Manchester City – 1(Ante Palaversa) Liverpool got all their business done in the summer Batshuayi joined Palace at the eleventh hour Chelsea’s signing of Christian Pulisic accounted for nearly half the total spend at £57.6million, while 14 clubs decided not to spend any money at all.Loan deals dominated proceedings, with Gonzalo Higuain joining Chelsea and Denis Suarez moving to Arsenal on temporary contracts with options to buy in the summer.Here, talkSPORT.com crunches the numbers to rank each team by the total number of players brought in… The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star =1: Fulham – 3(Ryan Babel, Lazar Markovic, Havard Nordtveit)=1: Crystal Palace – 3(Lucas Perri, Bakary Sako, Michy Batshuayi)=1: Cardiff – 3(Leandro Bacuna, Oumar Niasse, Emiliano Sala*) 6 targets Premier League spending was at its lowest since 2012 as clubs opted to loan players rather than buy during the January transfer window.A grand total of £138million was spent – a staggering 70 per cent less than last season’s £465million. IN DEMAND last_img read more