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BEAVER CREEK, Colo. Nike Hypervenom Fg Soccer Cleats . -- Ted Ligety turned in a flawless final run to win a fourth straight World Cup giant slalom race, edging U.S. teammate Bode Miller. Ligety completed the technical course in a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 35.77 seconds on Sunday, eclipsing Miller by 1.32 seconds. Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third. Moments after Miller took the lead with a hard-charging pass through the course, Ligety thrilled the capacity crowd in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with a furious run of his own, leaning across the finish line. Its the first time the Americans have placed two skiers on a GS podium since 2005, when Miller and Daron Rahlves went 1-2. "To share the podium with Bode is awesome. But Im a little surprised, actually," said Ligety, who also became the first to capture four straight World Cup GS races since Italys Alberto Tomba accomplished the feat in 1991. "It was impressive how he was able to bring his intensity up and put down some impressive runs. Thats cool to be able to have another American guy challenging me up there." While everyone else tries to emulate Ligetys giant slalom style -- so smooth and effortless -- Miller is taking a different road. Hes skiing the way he skis and just seeing what happens. Hes not a follower, never has been, something Ligety appreciates. "If you try to copy somebodys technique, youre going to be several steps behind them all the time," Ligety said. "Because nobody does it better than the original. You have to make it your own thing." Miller definitely does at that. When Miller stepped into the starting gate for his final run, his wife, Morgan, could barely watch the big screen. As he manoeuvred through the course, she jumped up and down, along with the capacity crowd. And when he finished, she threw her arms up in the air while Bode Miller waved his ski pole, before stabbing it in the snow. "Hes back," Morgan Miller said. Yep, he sure is. To think, there were those who told him hed never be a good technical skier again, that he should stick to the speed events. This performance, Miller said, was for all those who doubted him as he recovered from what couldve been a career ending knee surgery nearly 22 months ago. "A little bit of redemption today, to show that Im coming back in GS," Miller said. "I think I can do slalom, too. Im so skinny now, all aerodynamic and snappy, to be able to ski four events the way I like to do it." To trim down 20 pounds, Miller worked with trainer Gavin MacMillan, whose clients also include boxer Manny Pacquiao. Miller and MacMillan are trying to get that knee back into shape without weights, but with more of a plyometric approach using elastic bands. So far, it appears to be working. Not that MacMillans surprised. "Youre talking about one of the more elite athletes in the world," MacMillan said. "It was more about finding that again than trying to create it. I knew once we got the power back in his legs, it was only a matter of getting his timing back. "Once he got his timing back, hes right back to where he was, because you cant take 20 years of that away." Hirscher was a little in awe of being next to Miller on the podium. After all, the reigning overall champion grew up with posters of Miller on his wall. "This is really cool," Hirscher said. "But it would be cooler if Bode was third and with me in second." This day started well for Miller as he communicated via Skype with his young son from another relationship. Right after the race, he was scheduled to fly to New York for a custody hearing Monday involving his son -- the 9-month-old childs legal name is Samuel Bode after his father, but Miller calls him Nathaniel. The mother, Sara McKenna, currently has custody of the child in New York. "We know someday were going to get to a really good place with this. Were really positive and excited," Morgan Miller said. "Its a process. But were having a great time. Life is good." Nike FG Hypervenom Phantom II Silver/Orange Mens High Top Soccer Shoes . On the day the club activated Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list, his return from a strained oblique that cost him the first six weeks of the regular season, it announced Sergio Santos would be placed on the disabled list on Monday with discomfort in his right forearm. Nike Hypervenom Phantom Sale . The New York Rangers centre had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators ending a 13-game goal-scoring drought. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Houston Astros got a good glimpse of what could happen if Chris Carter and George Springer are hitting well at the same time. Carter connected for two home runs, Springer set a rookie club record for homers in a month and the Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 Wednesday for their fifth straight win. The Astros have been waiting for Carter to take off after he hit 29 home runs last year. "This guy led our offence in home runs and RBIs last year. He had been hot and cold, but we all know when hes hot, he can carry a ballclub because weve seen him do it," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "We definitely would love to get him going. That would be an added boost to our team," he said. Carter, who had been benched the previous three games with a .192 batting average, homered to lead off the fifth. He hit a three-run homer in sixth off reliever Louis Coleman for his fourth career multihomer game and his first this season. "He sat for three days, worked extremely hard in the cage and watched a lot of video," Porter said. "He came in today with a good game plan and understanding the things in which hes worked on the last few days." "I always say this: Its good from a coaching standpoint you put in effort with a guy and the next time he gets in the lineup you see it pay off. Thats good for the player to see the immediate results of the work which hes putting in" he said. Springer homered off Danny Duffy (2-5) in the first for his ninth home run in May. Glenn Davis held the Astros rookie record with eight home runs in September 1985. Springer also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. "Our offence is better," Carter said. "Its been coming around really good. George has six home runs in six games. Im happy for him. I think we have something going here." The Astros, with the worst record in the AL, won three times in Kansas City for their first sweep of the season. Houstons winning streak is its longest since a siix-game string that ended last June 3. Mens Messi Silver/White/Black Adidas Adizero F50 TF Soccer Shoes. The Royals have lost four in a row. "Its just a bad series, unfortunately, it happened at home," Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. "Its a tough go right now." Carlos Corporan had three hits with a walk. He drove in a run as the Astros outscored the Royals 21-5 in the series. Jarred Cosart (4-4) gave up one earned run and four hits in five innings, but was pulled when his pitch count reached 95. "I chose a good day to go five and the offence scored nine runs," Cosart said. "I didnt have my best stuff. The offence came out scoring early. I felt pretty good out there. I had a couple of innings with high pitch counts. We have a five-game winning streak going. Weve got momentum. Were going back home to our own ballpark." Duffy allowed six runs on seven hits and five walks in four-plus innings. The first four Royals pitchers combined to walk 10, which was a season high. "He just didnt have anything going for him today," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "His fastball was down to 88-92 (mph) and we kept checking and asking if he was OK. He was fine, but he was going through a little dead arm. He was throwing hard, but it just wasnt coming out. We had to kind of ride it. We didnt have any bullpen help." Brett Hayes singled in the Kansas City fifth to snap an 0-for-27 skid to begin the season. He homered in the seventh, the Royals first home run in nine games. NOTES: Houston 2B Jose Altuve dropped Eric Hosmers popup to shallow right in the sixth inning for his first error of the season. That ended an Astros record of 88 errorless games by a second baseman. Altuve also had a single and tops the majors with 73 hits. ... Butler grounded out four times and is in a 2-for-22 funk, tumbling his average to .235 with one home run. ... Royals LF Alex Gordon batted third for the first time this season and extended his hitting streak to six games with a first-inning single. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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