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Watch Live: Mikaela Shiffrin races under the lights in Stockholm

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Mikaela Shiffrin eyes her sixth slalom win this season, and extending her World Cup overall standings lead, live on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Tuesday.

Shiffrin, the youngest Olympic slalom champion, competes in a bracket-style World Cup slalom under the lights in Stockholm.

Coverage runs from 11am-1:10 p.m. ET.

WATCH LIVE: Mikaela Shiffrin in Stockholm slalom

In Stockholm, skiers go head-to-head simultaneously on the same mountain but with two different sets of gates. Then they’ll race again, switching gate courses, to determine who advances to the next round by cumulative time.

Shiffrin is the top seed of 16 as the World Cup slalom standings leader. Brackets are here.

That means she wouldn’t have to race her closest rivals this season — Slovakian Veronika Velez Zuzulova and Swiss Wendy Holdener — until a potential final matchup.

Shiffrin will also be thinking about the chase for the World Cup overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing. She goes into this race with an 80-point lead on Swiss Lara Gut, who is not strong in slalom and not racing Stockholm. Shiffrin will gain 100 points with a win in Stockholm.

Shiffrin is trying to become the third U.S. woman to win the World Cup overall title, following Tamara McKinney and Lindsey Vonn. Vonn is also skipping Stockholm, as she doesn’t race slaloms anymore.

There is also a chance Shiffrin clinches the her fourth World Cup slalom season title Tuesday, even though there are two more slaloms left this season after Stockholm.

Stockholm marks the final World Cup race before the World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from Feb. 7-19.

The World Cup season then resumes and finishes with the World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colo., in mid-March.

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USA Hockey to start reaching out to potential replacement players

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USA Hockey will begin reaching out to “alternate players” to determine their interest in playing for the U.S. at the women’s world championship next week amid a potential boycott by its national team.

The contact is taking place in the event a resolution cannot be reached between USA Hockey and the women’s national team in a wage dispute.

“It’s important for everyone to understand clearly that our objective is to have the players we named as the U.S. women’s national team be the ones that compete in the world championship,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, in a statement. “Productive conversations have taken place this week and are ongoing in our collective efforts to reach a resolution.”

The alternate players are in the professional NWHL and college, according to USA Today, a report that USA Hockey would not confirm.

U.S. captain Meghan Duggan has said every player in the U.S. national team player pool, plus under-18 national team players, committed to not playing at worlds unless the wage dispute is resolved.

“We are confident that they [potential replacement players] would choose not to play,” the U.S. players said in a statement.

The world championship tournament starts March 31 in Plymouth, Mich.

As of Thursday evening, no resolution has come between USA Hockey and its women’s national team. They met formally on Monday for more than 10 hours, with both sides calling it productive.

“We ask that they approve the original agreement that, the players believed, was acceptable to both parties after Monday’s meeting,” the players said in a statement. “Unless there is an agreement, the players remain resolved to bypass the defense of the world championship.”

Neither side has said when the next meeting will take place.

On Tuesday, USA Hockey said it postponed a pre-worlds camp that was to run through next Tuesday in Traverse City, Mich., and canceled a scheduled Friday exhibition against Finland.

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NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

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International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel tells The Associated Press he needs to know by the end of April whether NHL players will be cleared to play in the South Korea Olympics next year.

NHL team owners have made it clear they don’t want to stop their season again for the Winter Games and put their stars at risk of injury. The reluctance has come up before and yet the NHL has participated in the Olympics since 1998. This time, however, there seems to be an impasse.

The head of the NHL Players Association, Donald Fehr, says the players want to participate and hopes the league will take advantage of the chance to market the game in Asia.

However, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says without “material change to the current status quo, NHL players will not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics.”

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