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ADELBODEN, Switzerland - Overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria swept to victory in a giant slalom on Saturday, denying Alexis Pinturault an emotional win for France. Authentic D.J. Alexander Jersey .Hirscher extended his morning lead to finish in a combined two-run time of 2 minutes, 39.11 seconds, beating Pinturault by 1.13.Pinturault was among several French racers who wore Je Suis Charlie messages on their helmets, showing support for their home country after a traumatic week of terrorist incidents.After crossing the finish line as provisional leader, Pinturault pointed to the slogan. Standing on the podium in the post-race ceremony, he held up a Je Skie Charlie message.For me it was important to show my solidarity, the 23-year-old Olympic bronze medallist said. Its a little bit complicated to understand everything, but this could happen in Switzerland one day. You never know when this attack will happen.Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway finished third, trailing 1.64 behind Hirscher.Olympic and world champion Ted Ligety of the United States placed seventh, 1.86 back.Hirscher got his fifth career win at Adelboden, where first-run leads are difficult to defend in fading light. His task was made tougher by a rutted, softening snow surface on a day of 10 C (50 F) temperatures.I think I have done a pretty good job today, said Hirscher, describing the steep final slope as the toughest five GS gates in the World Cup calendar.Hirschers fourth win in five races this season earned 100 points to extend his lead in the discipline standings to 138 over five-time champion Ligety. Three GS races are scheduled in March.In the overall points race, Hirschers sixth win this season lifted him 152 points ahead of Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who failed to finish. Jansrud skied out midway down the second run and swiped in frustration at a safety fence with his right ski pole.On a testing week for the French and American teams, they combined to place seven men in the top 20 Saturday.U.S. team prospects Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle were killed Monday in an avalanche at the teams European training base in Soelden, Austria.There definitely is (a different mood) by our entire team right now but not in a bad way, said Tim Jitloff, who was 2.47 back in 14th.We celebrate the guys that lost their lives but we also know that those guys would want it that we continue doing what were doing here and not hold back, Jitloff told The Associated Press. Because they loved doing this stuff and so do we, and thats how were going to do this.The classic Adelboden GS —watched by a noisy 29,000 crowd Saturday — is the last in Ligetys specialist event before defending his world championships title Feb. 13 on home snow at Beaver Creek, Colorado.Still, Hirscher shapes as the gold medal favourite after three straight wins since Ligety won the World Cup GS at Beaver Creek last month.Hirscher will be the favourite Sunday in the Adelboden slalom, which he has won for the past three years. Authentic Brian Dawkins Jersey . -- The Denver Broncos are shuffling their offensive line this off-season and Orlando Franklin provided some insight into their plans Monday by tweeting that hes moving from right tackle to left guard. Authentic Cameron Johnston Jersey . Alvarez hit his first career home run, pitched six innings and hurt his right hamstring while running the bases in the Miami Marlins 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. http://www.cheapeaglesjerseysauthentic.c...rtz-jersey . -- Kevin Harvick pulled away on a restart with 47 laps to go and ended Chase Elliotts two-race winning streak in NASCARs Nationwide Series with a dominating victory early Saturday at Richmond International Raceway.Goaltender Roberto Luongo is ready to return to the Vancouver Canucks lineup, as the club assigned goaltender Joacim Eriksson to the AHL Utica Comets on Thursday. Luongo took part in his first workout with the team Wednesday since suffering a lower-body injury Dec. 22 against Winnipeg. Luongo indicated the problem is not overly serious, but was still not healthy enough to play against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. Eddie Lack drew his third straight start and fourth appearance since Luongo got hurt, while Eriksson was given the backup assignment. Speaking to reporters for the fiirst time since he was sidelined, Luongo revealed how he got hurt, but would not disclose the extent of the injury, other than to say it was a lower-body problem. Authentic Mike Quick Jersey. "It was an Evander Kane shot down the wing that originally got me a little bit," said Luongo. "I tried to stay in the game a few more minutes and then kept feeling it during the play and felt it again on another shot." Luongo left the game late in the first period during a TV timeout after consulting with trainer Mike Bernstein. The Canucks were 1-2 without Luongo in the lineup. ' ' '

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