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Park City • As a teenager, Ashley Caldwell never had problems hanging with the boys when it came to doing the biggest flips off the aerials ramp. Now in her 20s, she sees no reason for that to change. Caldwell will make or miss her third U.S. Olympic team, then potentially win or lose the gold medal in South Korea, by doing triple flips off the kicker while most of the women are doing doubles. It’s an all-or-nothing proposition that sets the bar high, and sends a certain message, regardless …

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  • Second placed Austrian Wilhelm Denifl, Germany’s winner Eric Frenzel and third placed German Johannes Rydzek, from left, celebrate on the podium after the Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach, Germany, Saturday, March 18, 2017. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP) Winter sports: Frenzel wins Nordic combined World Cup, closes in on title
    Schonach, Germany • Eric Frenzel took a big step toward an unprecedented fifth straight Nordic combined World Cup overall title on Saturday with his s...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, United States’ Hilary Knight passes the puck against Canada during the first period of the women’s gold medal ice hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. After players threatened Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to boycott the upcoming world hockey championships over a wage dispute, USA Hockey said it will “field a competitive team” for the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Hockey Championship that begins March 31 in in Plymouth, Mich. “We’re unanimously united as a player pool,” Knight said. “Good luck getting a suitable No. 1 competition to represent our country on a world stage. I kind of dare them. It’s tough.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) Winter sports: Women players dispute USA Hockey numbers on wages
    Women players are calling USA Hockey’s characterization of their wage demands “patently false” after the organization stated it would exceed $8 millio...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova celebrates after the second run of a women’s World Cup slalom ski race Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Aspen, Colo. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow) Winter sports: Vlhova holds off Shiffrin for slalom win at World Cup Finals
    Aspen, Colo. • Mikaela Shiffrin still can’t believe an overall World Cup title happened and won’t fully buy in until the crystal globe is actually pla...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 05:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run in the women’s World Cup slalom competition Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Olympic Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Sady) Winter sports: Shiffrin clinches slalom title before 1st run at Squaw
    Olympic Valley, Calif. • Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her fourth slalom title in five seasons before she even took her first run at the World Cup race Sa...
    Updated Mar 11 2017 07:45 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)       Kearns - U.S. short track skater Katherine Reutter ,front, practices alongside teammate Allison Baver during a team practice at the Kearns Olympic Oval in preperation for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Winter sports: Utah Olympic Oval to host 2017 U.S. Olympic short-track qualifiers in December
    The Utah Olympic Oval will determine which athletes will don the Stars & Stripes in next year’s various short-track speedskating events at the 2018 Ol...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Second placed Federica Brignone of Italy, winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the US and third placed Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia, from left, celebrate on the after the women’s alpine combined competition at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP) Winter sports: Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory
    Crans Montana, Switzerland • A stunning slalom run from Mikaela Shiffrin saw her clinch a first Alpine combined win Sunday to extend her advantage in ...
    Updated Feb 26 2017 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Italy’s Peter Fill competes in an alpine ski, men’s World Cup Super G, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) Winter sports: Jansrud wins men’s super-G title as Fill takes race win
    Kvitfjell, Norway • Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud secured the men’s World Cup super-G title on home snow as Peter Fill won Sunday’s race. Italian skier Fil...
    Updated Feb 26 2017 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gold medalist Nathan Chen of the United States waves during the medal award ceremony for the men’s free skating at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Salt Lake City’s Nathan Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating gold medal (with video)
    Pyeongchang, South Korea • Nathan Chen became the first man in history to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance at an ISU championship eve...
    Updated Feb 19 2017 09:07 am   |     |   Share
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, of the U.S.A., celebrates her gold medal in the women’s slalom at the alpine skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati) Winter sports: Shiffrin crushes rivals for 3rd straight slalom world title
    St. Moritz, Switzerland • Mikaela Shiffrin was in a world of her own on Saturday, extending her unbeaten record in slalom gold medal events. The 2014 ...
    Updated Feb 18 2017 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nathan Chen of the United States competes in the Men Short Program at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Figure skating: Salt Lake City’s Nathan Chen leads at Winter Olympic test event
    Pyeongchang, South Korea • Salt Lake City’s Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men’s short program at the Four Continents, a test event for th...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gold medalist Tessa Worley of France celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women’s Giant Slalom race at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP) Skiing: Worley regains women’s giant slalom title at worlds; Shiffrin 2nd
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    Updated Feb 16 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lindsey Vonn of the United States, left, Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player, right, and his wife Mirka, center, look on during the men’s  downhill race at the 2017 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP) Winter sports: Federer enjoys his 1st day at the races as Vonn, Feuz excel in downhill
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    Updated Feb 12 2017 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, FEB. 12 - In this Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, Katie Uhlaender, of the United States, starts her final run during the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Uhlaender finished fourth in the women’s skeleton competition at the Sochi Olympics. One of the people who beat her was a Russian slider implicated in that nation’s government-sponsored doping scandal. All Uhlaender can do now is wait and see if she’s an Olympic medalist or not. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File) Winter sports: Uhlaender still waiting to see if she’s a Sochi medalist
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    Updated Feb 12 2017 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gold medalist Erik Guay of Canada celebrates on the podium during the winner’s presentation after the men’s Super-G at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP) Winter sports: Erik Guay wins super-G world title as Canada outduels Norway
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    Updated Feb 08 2017 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Skiing: Kenya’s Simader on fast track to 2018 Olympic women’s downhill
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    Updated Feb 07 2017 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Austria’s Nicole Schmidhofer reacts in the finish area during the women’s Super-G at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Tuesday, Febr. 7, 2017. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP) Skiing: Vonn out, Schmidhofer wins women’s super-G at worlds
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    Updated Feb 07 2017 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Winner Marianne St-Gelais of Canada, center, celebrates during the medal ceremony besides second placed Ye Jin Kim of South Korea, left, and third placed Jamie Macdonald of Canada, right, after the women 500 meters final race at the World Cup short track speed skating championship in Dresden, eastern Germany, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) Winter sports: Canada’s St-Gelais wins again at short track World Cup
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    Updated Feb 05 2017 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, FEB. 4 - In this Dec. 3, 2016, file photo, Erin Hamlin, of the United States, competes in the women’s luge World Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y. There’s one Olympics left for USA Luge veteran Erin Hamlin, and she’s looking very much like a contender for 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) At 30, USA Luge’s Erin Hamlin hitting her best stride
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    Updated Feb 04 2017 10:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Lydia Lassila, of Australia, jumps in the women’s aerials event at the World Cup freestyle skiing meet at Deer Valley resort Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Lassila finished in first place. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Skiing: USA’s Kiley McKinnon claims second place in World Cup aerials competition at Deer Valley
    Park City • The timing couldn’t have been worse. Just a few weeks before the U.S. Ski team was set to pick its squad for the 2014 Olympic games in Soc...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 10:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • United States’ Breezy Johnson competes during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill race, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) Winter sports: Lindsey Vonn, Lara Gut pursue overdue gold at ski worlds
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    Updated Feb 03 2017 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Morgan Schild, of the United States, reacts after competing in the women’s moguls event at the World Cup freestyle skiing competition at Deer Valley resort Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Schild finished in first place. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Skiing: USA’s Morgan Schild claims top moguls spot at Deer Valley
    Park City • After 22 months of rehabilitation, Morgan Schild was back on the familiar course at Deer Valley Resort this week and feeling an unfortunat...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   USA’s Ashley Caldwell competes during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley Resort Thursday January 8, 2015.  Caldwell won the Ladies’ Aerials competition with a score of 99.78. Winter sports: U.S. aerialists Caldwell, Bohonnon relishing their unique roles
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    Updated Mar 24 2017 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Winter sports: Nordic Junior World Championships coming to Soldier Hollow
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  • United States’ Lindsey Vonn walks with her boyfriend Kenan Smith after completing an alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) Winter sports: Lindsey Vonn’s boyfriend, an NFL coach, understands her pain
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    Updated Jan 29 2017 05:09 pm   |     |   Share