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Steven Nyman claims downhill win

Updated: December 15, 2012, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

VAL GARDENA, Italy -- It was about time some good fortune fell Steven Nyman's way.

The American skier's once promising career was derailed for the past five years by a list of injuries longer than most athletes in a sport known for blown knees and ugly crashes.

Fully healthy for the first time in years, Nyman took advantage of changing conditions Saturday for an improbable win in a World Cup downhill that was shortened because of heavy snowfall and low visibility.

Nyman started ...

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