Kearney wins World Cup moguls to extend streak

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NAEBA, Japan (AP) — Hannah Kearney of the United States won her 16th straight World Cup moguls event Saturday, extending a record winning streak that began over a year ago.

Kearney edged Canada's Audrey Robichaud in the final. Justine Dufour-Lapointe, also from Canada, was third.

Last Sunday, Kearney won in China to break the all-discipline record for most consecutive FIS World Cup victories held by downhill great Ingemar Stenmark.

Stenmark won 14 straight giant slaloms in 1978-80. Kearney's streak began in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2011.

Kearney leads Dufour-Lapointe by 352 points in the World Cup standings.

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury won the men's event for his eighth victory of the season. Jeremy Cota of the United States was second followed by Canada's Cedric Rochon.

With Saturday's win, Kingsbury widened his lead in the World Cup standings to 421 points over Cota with four races left in the season.

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