Lindsey Vonn extended her World Cup win streak to four, the longest ever in U.S. history, as she took victory in super G by three-tenths of a second on Wednesday in Beaver Creek, Colorado. It is also Vonn's first World Cup win on U.S. soil and comes only miles from her home in Vail. "Getting a chance to win at home, with a home crowd here, it's just more than I could've expected," Vonn said. She was first in two downhill races and a super G last week in Alberta, Canada and also notched victo... Read More
Swiss magazine l’Illustre has reported that Kazakh cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov bought victory at the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege stage race for $100,000 euros. The magazine published emails sent between Vinokourov and Russian rider Alexandre Kolobnev that referenced the deal and included bank account information. In one email, Kolobnev is alleged to have written that riders on his Katusha team would "cut off my balls," if they learned of the arrangement. Kolobnev escaped punishment from t... Read More
The Discovery Channel will air a documentary episode about climate change, reversing an earlier decision after a public outcry critizing the network. Discovery originally said it would not air the final episode of its series Frozen Planet, which is hosted by David Attenborough and examines the effect of global warming on life on Earth, but changed course when viewers and environmental groups objected. A Change.org petition urging Discovery to air the episode received some 75,000 signatures.
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Two houses and a car were damaged by a cannonball in the Bay Area after an experiment for the popular television show Mythbusters went wrong. The crew was firing a cannon at a bomb range in Dublin, California, when one of their shots missed its target, a group of trash cans full of water, and instead smashed through a concrete wall and into a residential neighborhood. Traveling at about 680 miles per hour, the cannonball ripped through the walls of a house, crossed a four-lane road, ricocheted... Read More
A Norwegian explorer attempting to break the speed record for skiing to the South Pole was airlifted from the ice on Sunday as his health deteriorated. Traveling alone and unsupported, Steffen Dahl was in position to challenge fellow Norwegian Christian Eide's speed record before falling ill on Thursday. After a course of antibiotics failed to improve his symptoms Dahl requested an evacuation. He was picked up by a plane that was en route to the pole, allowing Dahl a brief visit before heading... Read More