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Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to share the bronze. Wait, isn't there one more Olympic race? Oh yeah, Saturday's men's slalom. This final event is must-watch only for Austrians, Germans and Norwegians. America's history in the Olympic slalom is more like "The Gates of Wrath." The U.S. hasn't been relevant in the event since Phil Mahre won gold in 1984 at Sarajevo. The slalom is finicky in that it requires fast-twitch muscles...

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