Created: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:14:29 EST
Updated: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:14:29 EST
Two Americans medal
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Americans have won silver and bronze, respectively, in the Olympic Super G Alpine event.
A Norwegian skier, Kjetil Jansrud, won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for his country on Sunday.
Starting 29th, Andrew Weibrecht (WY'-brekt) of the United States flew down the hill and wound up second, 0.30 seconds behind.
American teammate Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for third. Miller is the oldest Alpine skier to medal at 36. It's his sixth Olympic medal.
Norway has long ruled this Olympic discipline, winning gold in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
In other competition:
— The U.S. men's hockey team is playing Slovenia. The Americans led 4-0 after two periods. Austria won its first men's Olympic hockey game in a dozen years by defeating Norway 3-1 in the preliminary round.
— Lindsey Jacobellis of the U.S. failed to make it to the medal round after crashing near the end of the slushy course while leading a semifinal race in women's snowboardcross. Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic dominated the final, posting three wire-to-wire victories. Dominique Maltais of Canada earned her second Olympic medal by grabbing silver. Chloe Trespeuch of France earned bronze.
— Eva Samkova won the women's snowboardcross, the first gold of the games for the Czech Republic. Two racers were taken off the slope on stretchers following crashes during qualifying rounds. Jackie Hernandez of the U.S. suffered a concussion when she crashed approaching the finish line; Helene Olafsen of Norway hurt her knee. On the same slope Saturday, Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova fractured a vertebra in her back during a training crash. Russian officials said she was in "grave but stable" condition Sunday after surgery and may be airlifted out of Sochi for further treatment.
Another thriller for Orange...Jayhawks roll
UNDATED (AP) — The top-ranked Syracuse has capped a week of close calls by pulling out a win over North Carolina State to remain one of two unbeaten teams in men's college basketball.
C.J. Fair's winning layup with 6.7 seconds left gave Syracuse a 56-55 win over the Wolf Pack. Rakeem Christmas had a steal to set up Fair and help the Orange improve to 25-0 overall, 12-0 in the ACC.
Christmas had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven divs as Syracuse earned its 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent. Jerami Grant had 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Fair scored 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting.
The outcome comes three days after Syracuse needed a 3-pointer by Tyler Ennis at the buzzer to beat Pittsburgh 58-56.
In other top-25 action on Saturday:
— Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and third-ranked Florida claimed its 17th consecutive win by defeating No. 14 Kentucky 69-59. Wilbekin hit five free throws down the stretch after the Gators fell behind 45-38 with 11:12 remaining. Casey Prather scored 24 points on 8-of-9 shooting.
— Winston Shepard scored 14 of his 16 points in the final 7:14 to lead No. 5 San Diego State over Air Force 64-56. Xavier Thames and Dwayne Polee II each scored 13 points to help the Aztecs bounce back from their first loss since mid-November.
— Perry Ellis scored a career-high 32 points and finished with eight rebounds and five assists as seventh-ranked Kansas ripped TCU 95-65. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points for the Jayhawks, who led just 47-40 before opening the second half on a 13-1 run.
— Eighth-ranked Duke picked up its 30th consecutive home win by holding off Maryland 69-67. Jabari Parker had 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and delivered a dunk that put the Blue Devils ahead 68-67 with 1:19 remaining.
— Sean Kilpatrick scored 28 points and 10th-ranked Cincinnati improved to 12-1 in the American Athletic Conference by downing Houston 73-62. Justin Jackson scored all 13 of his points in the second half for the Bearcats, who were playing their first game since having a 15-game winning streak snapped with a 76-55 loss at SMU last Saturday.
— DeAndre Kane had 17 points with nine assists to lead No. 11 Iowa state over Texas Tech 70-64. The Cyclones hung on for the win after blowing an 18-point lead in the second half.
— No. 12 Saint Louis has a 17-game winning streak after Dwayne Evans contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds of in a 64-62 squeaker over VCU. Jordair Jett and Rob Loe had 14 points apiece for the Billikens, who blew a 12-point lead before improving to 10-0 in the Atlantic 10.
— Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points and No. 16 Iowa earned its third straight road win by knocking off Penn State 82-70. Roy Devyn Marble added 15 and Aaron White had 14 as the Hawkeyes upped their record to 19-6.
— Joe Harris scored 16 points, including a critical 3-pointer with about three minutes left to carry 17th-ranked Virginia last Clemson 63-58. The Cavaliers are 12-1 in the ACC and have their first nine-game conference winning streak in 32 years.
— No. 19 Texas was an 88-71 winner over West Virginia behind 18 points from Javan Felix. Cameron Ridley chipped in 17 points to the Longhorns' 20th win.
— No. 24 Connecticut beat No. 20 Memphis, 86-81 in overtime as Shabazz Napier scored a career-high 34 points to help the Huskies sweep the season series. Ryan Boatright added 21 points for UConn, which is 20-5 and 8-4 in the American Athletic Conference.
— Aaron Craft scored 14 points and 22nd-rated Ohio State held Illinois to 28.3 percent shooting in a 48-39 win over the Illini. LaQuinton Ross added nine points for Ohio State, which picked up its 20th win despite trailing 23-20 at halftime.
— James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 25 Pittsburgh 75-71 for its season-high sixth straight victory. Marcus Paige added 18 points for the 17-7 Tar Heels.
East wins slam dunk competition...Belinelli takes 3-point challenge
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Eastern Conference trio of Toronto's Terrence Ross, Indiana's Paul George and Washington's John Wall won the NBA All-Star Saturday night slam dunk contest.
Wall capped the triumph by leaping over a Wizards mascot while grabbing the ball from in front of the mascot's head, then throwing down a double-pump, reverse, two-handed jam. Wall was named "dunker of the night."
Also on Saturday, San Antonio's Marco Belinelli needed overtime to win the three-point challenge. Belinelli beat Washington's Bradley Beal 24-18 in the extra round after each scored 19 points in the final.
Portland's Damian Lillard is a skills challenge champion for a second straight year. The team of Lillard and Trey Burke beat the tandem of Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE'-poh) in the final round by a tenth of a second.
Miami's Chris Bosh hit a half-court shot to give Team Bosh the victory in the Shooting Stars contest that opened up All-Star Saturday night. Bosh and teammates Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash had a final-round time of 31.4 seconds.
Indians win arbitration with pitcher
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are 2-0 in salary arbitration cases this year, having suppressed the attempts of Vinnie Pestano and now fellow pitcher Josh Tomlin. The right-hander only appeared in one game last season after undergoing elbow ligament-replacing surgery in August 2012. For that one appearance Tomlin now gets a pay raise from the $501,800 he made last year to $800,000. He had been asking for $975,000 in arbitration.
Also in the majors:
— Los Angeles Angels pitcher Mark Mulder has suffered a major setback as he attempts to reach the majors again. Mulder tore his left Achilles tendon Saturday, cutting short his comeback and possibly bringing his career to an end. Team spokesman Eric Kay said Mulder felt a pop during agility drills.
— And the Seattle Mariners and first baseman Justin Smoak (smohk) have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a contract for the 2014 season with a club option for 2015. Smoak will earn $2,637,500 this season and $3.65 million next season if the option is picked up. The 27-year old hit a career-high 20 homers last season but batted just .238.
McGirt has the lead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — William McGirt is on top after three rounds of the PGA's Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. He fired a 6-under-par 65 for a 12-under total, two strokes ahead of George McNeill and Charlie Beljan (BEHL'-jihn).
CHAMPIONS TOUR-ACE GROUP CLASSIC
Two-way tie for the lead
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — There is a two-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the ACE Group Classic on the Champions Tour in Naples, Fla. Defending champion Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) and Kirk Triplett share the lead at 10-under-par. Duffy Waldorf and Olin Browne are tied at minus-9.
Third round complete
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The third round of the LPGA's Australian Open is in the books and the lead is held by South Korea's Chella Choi and Australia's Minjee Lee at 13-under-par. Two shots back is Australian Ludia Ko.
The leading American is Amelia Lewis at minus-9
Stewart returns to racing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race of attrition Saturday night, beating just seven other cars to the finish of the exhibition Sprint Unlimited.
Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick.
Only eight cars were running at the end of the 75-lap showcase at Daytona International Speedway on a bizarre night that saw Ricky Stenhouse Jr. end girlfriend Danica Patrick's race and the Chevrolet pace car catch fire.