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Sports Digest: Mikaela Shiffrin’s World Cup slalom win streak ends one shy of matching mark


NewsHubMikaela Shiffrin’s seven-race winning streak in women’s World Cup slaloms came to end Tuesday, leaving her one short of the record for most consecutive victories in the discipline.
Shiffrin’s rare early exit in the first run at Zagreb, Croatia, allowed Veronika Velez Zuzulova to claim her fifth career win.
With a win Tuesday, Shiffrin would have matched the best mark of eight straight victories set by Swiss great Vreni Schneider in 1988-89 and Croatian skier Janica Kostelic in 2000-01.
Williams, who rested various injuries after her semifinal exit at the U. S. Open, waited an extra day to make her first appearance of 2017 because rain on Monday forced the postponement of her match.
Also, Australian qualifier Destanee Aiava became the first player born in the 2000s to win a main draw match in an elite WTA event when she beat 31-year-old Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a first-round match.
The decision filed in Lehigh County says Snuka, 73, is not competent to stand trial on counts including third-degree murder.
Snuka’s attorney told a judge in December that his client is in hospice care in Florida and has six months to live.
The match is the second under Coach Bruce Arena. The game will be the first for the U. S. in Chattanooga.
Arena, the U. S. coach from 1998-2006, replaced Jurgen Klinsmann in November following losses to Mexico and Costa Rica in the first two games of the final round of World Cup qualifying.
Hull is bottom of the standings with just 13 points from 20 games, three points from safety.
Clement made an instant impact as Bob Bradley’s successor. Clement was appointed Swansea manager earlier in the day, leaving his role as assistant coach at German champion Bayern Munich for a relegation scrap.
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