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Watch Mikaela Shiffrin race live on Tuesday afternoon, chasing Lindsey Vonn record

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Mikaela Shiffrin makes a rare appearance during the workday on Tuesday, looking to break a record she shares with Lindsey Vonn, live on NBC Sports Gold.

The world’s top female skier headlines a World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria. Shiffrin owns four wins this season, upping her career total to 64, including 43 in traditional slaloms.

Shiffrin and the retired Vonn are tied for the female record of 43 victories in one discipline. Vonn won 43 downhills among her female-record 82 total World Cup wins.

LIVE STREAM: Flachau slalom run 1 — 12 p.m. ET
LIVE STREAM: Flachau slalom run 2 — 2:45 p.m. ET
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Shiffrin goes into Flachau leading the World Cup overall standings by a comfortable 261 points, despite skiing out of Sunday’s combined in Zauchensee, her first DNF in nearly two years. She’s in line to become the second woman to win four straight overall titles (Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll in the 1970s).

Shiffrin was beaten in the last slalom by Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova, who routed the American by 1.31 seconds in Zagreb on Jan. 4. Shiffrin had won the previous six World Cup slaloms.

Shiffrin and Vlhova combined to win the last 24 World Cup slaloms, with Shiffrin taking 19 of them. But Vlhova’s win in Zagreb was particularly notable for the margin of victory, the largest for anybody over Shiffrin in a slalom since November 2014 (excluding DNFs).

“It’s a good duel with us,” Shiffrin said Sunday, according to U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “She feels the pressure from me, and I feel the pressure from her, too — and that’s exciting for people to watch.”

After Flachau, Shiffrin and Vlhova will take their rivalry to Sestriere, Italy, for a giant slalom and a parallel event on Saturday and Sunday.

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Eddy Alvarez, Olympic short track medalist, to play for Miami Marlins

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Eddy Alvarez realized his MLB dream, six years after earning a Winter Olympic medal, and during a global pandemic that affected his club more than any other U.S. professional sports franchise.

Alvarez, a 2014 U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist, is being added to the Miami Marlins roster for Tuesday’s restart of their abbreviated season, president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Monday, according to Marlins beat reporters.

The 30-year-old was among a group added after as many as 18 Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus last week, forcing the club to cancel seven games.

Alvarez is believed to be the first U.S. Winter Olympian to become a Major League Baseball player.

He may be the second Olympic medalist in a sport other than baseball to make it to the majors, joining Jim Thorpe. (Michael Jordan tried to do so with the Chicago White Sox, playing Double-A in 1994, but returned to the Chicago Bulls in 1995.)

Alvarez, a Miami native, played baseball in high school and at Salt Lake Community College before focusing on short track in 2012 for a 2014 Olympic run.

He came back from missing the 2010 Olympic team and surgeries on both knees, reportedly leaving him immobile and bedpan dependent for four to six weeks, to make the Sochi Winter Games. Eddy the Jet earned a silver medal in the 5000m relay.

Then Alvarez returned to baseball after three years away. He signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox in June 2014. He worked his way through the minors between that franchise and the Marlins system.

Alvarez was a Kannapolis Intimidator, a New Orleans Baby Cake and a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

Now, he’s a big leaguer.

“It definitely was a chance, picking up a kid who hasn’t played in three years who is starting at the age of 24,” Alvarez said in 2014. “It’s not your typical story, but I play like a 17-year-old kid. I’m running around everywhere. I’m diving around everywhere. I’m full of life. I definitely see my progression moving at a rapid pace.”

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Katie Ledecky balances glass of chocolate milk on her head while swimming

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Katie Ledecky will always remember Aug. 3 as the date she won her first Olympic gold medal, at age 15 in 2012.

Now, she can also associate it with the time she created another kind of buzz on social media.

The five-time Olympic champion posted video of her swimming the length of a pool while balancing a glass of chocolate milk on her head. Barely any, if any, milk spilled into the pool.

Ledecky swam as part of a new got milk? ad campaign.

“Hoooowww nervous were you when you did this?!” fellow Olympic champion and training partner Simone Manuel asked Ledecky on Instagram.

“I have never braced my core so hard,” Ledecky wrote. “It’s a great drill!”

“Try doing it breaststroke,” British Olympic 100m breaststroke champion and world-record holder Adam Peaty wrote.

“Is it wrong of me to think this is even more impressive than a few of your WR’s?!!!” wrote 1992 Olympic champion Summer Sanders.

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