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Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White make Forbes’ 30 Under 30; surprising snub

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For the last time, Lindsey Vonn is on Forbes‘ 30 Under 30: The Best In Sports list.

Vonn, 29, made the cut along with several Olympians including Shaun White (27), Maria Sharapova (26), LeBron James (29), Kevin Durant (25), Sidney Crosby (26), Jonathan Toews (25), Andy Murray (26), Kei Nishikori (24), Lionel Messi (26), Michael Bradley (26), Ronda Rousey (26), Caroline Wozniacki (23) and likely 2016 Olympian Rory McIlroy (24).

Here’s the full list.

Here’s how Forbes makes its picks:

“Our 30 people, chosen by a three-judge panel among many candidates, basically break down into two distinct groups: professional athletes who boast strong personal brands or carry major importance to their sports, and young executives or entrepreneurs making a mark in the industry.”

Here are notable Olympic omissions:

Usain Bolt (26, who made it last year)
Yuna Kim (23)
Michael Phelps (28)

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Decker scores twice, U.S. women’s hockey team beats Canada 5-2

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QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brianna Decker scored twice to help the U.S. women’s hockey team open its pre-Olympic exhibition schedule with a 5-2 victory over Canada on Sunday.

Hilary Knight, Annie Pankowski and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans.

Meghan Agosta and Jillian Saulnier scored for Canada.

The teams will meet again Wednesday night in Boston. Canada has won four straight Olympic titles, and the U.S. has claimed seven of the last eight world championships.

World downhill champion Ilka Stuhec tears ACL

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Lindsey Vonn’s top rival for downhill gold is in danger of missing the upcoming Olympics.

Ilka Stuhec, a world champion Alpine skier from Slovenia, suffered a torn ACL after a practice crash in Austria this weekend.

Stuhec had become a strong medal favorite for PyeongChang after winning FIS World Cup titles in downhill and Alpine combined last season. She also won a gold medal in downhill at the 2017 World Championships, where Vonn placed third.

According to a post on the FIS website, surgery is set for this Wednesday, with more information to come after that. But preliminary reports suggest that she is likely to miss the Olympics.

“For now it looks like Ilka Stuhec will have to miss a large part or maybe the whole World Cup season, including the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea,” a spokesperson for Struhec told Reuters.

In a tweet, Struhec acknowledged that she would be sidelined “for a few months.”

The Olympics start in less than four months.