Ligety goldenKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance today, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Steve Missillier of France finished second and Alexis Pinturault, also of France, was third.
Former U.S. snowboarder Vic Wild has won gold for Russia in the parallel giant slalom. Wild rolled to victory in the final on Wednesday, overcoming a half-second deficit against Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini to win in front of a largely pro-Russian crowd. Zan Kosir of Slovenia earned bronze in the event that is a mixture of snowboarding and Alpine skiing.
Wild's wife, Alena Zavarzina of Russia won bronze inthe women's event. Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland won the gold.
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- The U.S. and Canada have named their starting goaltenders for Wednesday's men's quarterfinal action. Jonathan Quick will be between the pipes when the Americans face off against the Czech Republic. Canada will go with Carey Price versus Latvia.
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