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Postby kaisy on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:40 am

SEMMERING, Austria -- Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia upset the favourites to win a World Cup night slalom Saturday for her first career victory. Beats By Dre sale uk . She trailed overall World Cup leader Tina Maze by 0.55 seconds after the opening leg but overtook the Slovenian with a near-flawless final run. Velez Zuzulova finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 37.28 seconds. Kathrin Zettel of Austria was 0.10 back. Maze was third, 0.20 behind. The rest of the field finished more than a second behind Velez Zuzulova, who celebrated her victory by lying face-down in the snow in the finish area for about 30 seconds. "A while ago I was almost thinking that its impossible to win one day," said the 28-year-old Velez Zuzulova, who has been racing on the World Cup circuit since 2000. The Slovakian, who married her French coach Romain Velez in the off-season, said attacking was her only tactic for the final run. "After the first run I was really happy," Velez Zuzulova said. "But the second run was really difficult as I knew Kathrin had a good time. I had to attack, it was the only way I could win." Zettel said she was "super happy, to get this result in front of your home crowd is such a great feeling." Mikeala Shiffrin of the United States, who led the slalom standings going into the race, straddled a gate and didnt finish her second run. Brittany Phelan of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was the top Canadian in 16th. Erin Mielzynski of Guelph, Ont., was 18th, Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., was 20th and Elli Terwiel of Heffley Creek, B.C., was 23rd. Defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn missed the race while recovering from an intestinal illness, and world slalom champion Marlies Schild of Austria is out for three months after knee surgery. Maze earned her 11th podium finish of the season, went top of the slalom standings and extended her overall lead. But she still coulndt hide her disappointment about losing her commanding first-run lead. "Of course I was disappointed when I came down the second run," said Maze, who had never previously finished a slalom in Semmering. "I should have skied better but I didnt. I am happy for Veronika, she did really well." Maze leads the overall World Cup standings going into 2013 with 1,059 points, 427 clear of Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, who finished fourth in the night slalom. Vonn is 645 points behind in fifth place. "I am bit emotional," Maze said. "The year is ending, I am skiing so good. Its amazing." According to U.S. womens head coach Alex Hoedlmoser, Vonn is yet to decide if she will return to the circuit for speed racing from Jan. 10-13 at one of her favourite venues, St. Anton, Austria. "Lindsey is working hard on her physical fitness and she is doing ski training," Hoedlmoser told The Associated Press. "However, we are not putting her under any pressure and we have not set a date. The decision is completely up to Lindsey and the people shes working with now. It would be useless to return when shes not back at full strength." Shiffrin topped the slalom standings following her maiden victory last week in Are, Sweden. She was 0.87 back in fourth after the opening run before skiing out in her second. She lost the line early in her run before the next gate tucked her up. She failed to recover and straddled a gate shortly afterward. The 17-year-old American said it was "a bummer" but was quick to take the positives. "This is only my second year racing World Cups and every experience is new. I am trying to learn as fast as I can," she said. "Wearing the red bib (as leader of the slalom standings) was my dream ever since I was little but I never put a date on it. I didnt really think about it at the start, it was just another bib at just another race." The womens World Cup continues with two more slaloms -- in Munich on Jan. 1 and a night race three days later in Zagreb, Croatia. Beats By Dre UK . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Lindsey Vonn skied to victory in a womens World Cup Super-G on Saturday and found herself in an unwitting and unwanted spat with her main rival Tina Maze. Beats by Dre headphones . After an uninspired effort in Game One, the New Jersey Devils were better in the second game of the series, outshooting the Devils 30-21 in regulation, but when the game reached overtime, the Kings took control. http://www.cheapbeatsbydreukstore.co.uk/ . Oakland kept its season alive on Wednesday with a thrilling win, as Seth Smith tied the game with a two-run double and scored the winning run on Coco Crisps two-out single, lifting the As to a 4-3 triumph. Jose Valverde (0-1) faltered when asked to deliver a knockout blow, giving up three consecutive hits to begin the ninth. Beats By Dre Sale . -- The Milwaukee Brewers spent eight innings scratching and clawing their way to a two-run lead, then put trusty closer John Axford on the mound to close out the Kansas City Royals. Official Beats By Dre cheap . Ferrer also won on the hard courts at the City of Arts and Sciences in 2008 and 2010. He lost the final in 2005 when the tournament was played on clay.The polls have now closed and more than 550,000 votes have been counted with Glenn Howard, Jeff Stoughton, Kevin Martin and Kevin Koe all voted into The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pintys. The world-class skips will compete in TSNs annual curling skins event playing for $100,000 in prize money during The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pintys on Jan. 19-20, 2013 live on TSN from Casino Rama in Rama, ON. Howard, Stoughton, Martin, and Koe will all be playing with new teams as they draw players from a group of 12 curlers also voted into the skins game. The thirds, seconds, and leads voted into the game include Olympic gold medallists John Morris (third), Marc Kennedy (second), and Ben Hebert (lead). Morris amassed a whopping 29,677 votes to become the No. 1 vote getter, while Kennedy garnered 29,482 votes and Hebert earned 28,751 votes to No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. The top four curlers at each position – skip, third, second, and lead – who qualified for The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pintys are as follows (Name, Number of Votes Earned): SKIP Glenn Howard - 24,284Jeff Stoughton - 23,684Kevin Martin - 22,596Kevin Koe - 19,181 THIRD John Morris - 29,677Jon Mead - 28,436Pat Simmons - 18,010B.J. Neufeld - 13,993 SECOND Marc Kennedy - 29,482Carter Rycroft - 21,672Brent Laing - 21,032Reid Carruthers - 19,665 LEAD Ben Hebert - 28,751Craig Savill - 23,815Steve Gould - 20,005Nolan Thiessen - 18,555 All-Star Draw As part of this years new All-Star qualifying format, the teams will be determined by random draw during a live broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 17 on TSN. The 30-minute TSN original production will feature Glenn Howard, Jeff Stoughton, Kevin Martin, and Kevin Koe drawing the names of the third, second, andd lead that they will compete with during the two-day skins game. Dre Beats Headphones uk. Skip profiles Glenn Howard (Ontario) – Reigning World Champion Glenn Howard is coming off a banner season after being crowned Brier Champion and earning his fourth World title (1987, 1993, 2007, 2012). The Midland, ON native is no stranger to the TSN skins game, having won the event in 2001. Howards career TSN skins earnings total $169,900. Jeff Stoughton (Manitoba) – 2012 Canada Cup winner Jeff Stoughton is making his fourth TSN skins game appearance. The three-time Brier Champion and two-time World Champions resume also includes victories at the 2003 Players Championships, 2004 World Cup of Curling and the 2006 Canadian Open of Curling. Stoughton has won a total of $34,500 in TSN skins game prize money. Kevin Martin (Alberta) – Kevin Martin won gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, adding this elusive title to his already impressive resume that includes World Champion (2008), four Brier championships (1991, 1997, 2008, 2009) and a silver medal at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Throughout his career Martin has won five TSN skins titles (1997, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2011), making him the leading money earner in TSN skins history with $418,850 in winnings. Kevin Koe (Alberta) – Defending champion Kevin Koe returns for his third year after winning his first TSN skins title and $43,900 in prize money in January 2012. The Edmonton resident is the 2010 Brier and World Champion making him the youngest skip to win the Brier since 1992. Koe has pocketed a total of $51,900 in TSN skins game prize money over the past two years. Sponsors for this years event include The Dominion, Pintys, Casino Rama, Chartered Accountants, ASPIRIN, The Source, and Carlton Cards. ' ' '
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