College Basketball


Knights come back, go 5-0 in Region 10

In Wilkesboro, N.C., Aiken Technical College outscored Wilkes Community College 50-36 in the second half to erase a four-point halftime deficit and post an 88-78 victory Sunday in a Region 10 game.

Bernard Fields scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures. Ashton Wine added 20, Shondre Guest 18 and Terrance Asmond 17 as the Knights improved to 10-4 overall and 5-0 in the region.

Guest grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds, while James Giles had 10. Asmond had a team-high 12 assists.


Demitra's goal lifts Chicago in shootout

In Chicago, Pavol Demitra scored the only shootout goal, and the Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3.

A possible shootout goal by Denis Arkhipov, Chicago's third shooter, was disallowed after a video review. Minnesota goalie Manny Fernandez stopped the shot, then it nearly trickled over the goal line.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Marian Gaborik and Wes Walz scored in regulation for Minnesota.

Tuomo Ruutu, Martin Havlat, Cam Barker scored in regulation for Chicago.


U.S. women's finish the best in 23 years

In Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, not since the 1984 Olym-pics had U.S. women been so dominant in a ski race.

Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow captured the top two places in a World Cup super-combi, and Resi Stiegler just missed making it an American sweep. The 1-2-4 finish was a first for American women in a World Cup event, and matched the showing in the giant slalom at the Sarajevo Olympics 23 years ago.

Mancuso had a combined time of 2 minutes, 9.16 seconds to edge Kildow by 0.06 seconds.

The 1-2-4 finish matched that of the American women in the 1984 Olympic giant slalom, when Debbie Armstrong won gold, Christin Cooper took silver and Tamara McKinney placed fourth.

- In Wengen, Switzerland, Austria's Mario Matt won a World Cup super-combi on a sloppy course that wiped out American Bode Miller and left some skiers grumbling that the race wasn't fair.

Matt finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 27.87 seconds.

Olympic combined gold medalist Ted Ligety of the United States finished 10th.


American Jacobellis now world champion

In Arosa, Switzerland, Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States and Xavier Delerue of France won gold in the snowboardcross event at the Snowboarding World Championships.

Jacobellis defeated Olympic champion Tanja Frieden in the semifinals, who she lost to in the Olympic finals in Turin. Frieden finished in seventh.

Americans Seth Wescott won silver and Nate Holland placed third in the men's event.


Overbay, Blue Jays agree on new deal

In Toronto, first baseman Lyle Overbay agreed to a $24 million, four-year contract with the Blue Jays, a team official said.

Overbay hit .312 with 22 home runs, a team-high 46 doubles and 92 RBIs with Toronto last season after being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers. He leads the majors with a total of 133 doubles since 2003.

Horse Racing

Barbaro undergoes more hoof surgery

In Kennett Square, Pa., Barbaro had another section of his laminitis-stricken left hind hoof removed, and a cast was placed back on his right hind leg for additional support.

The Kentucky Derby winner had a significant setback last week in his recovery from laminitis - a painful, often fatal disease - in his left hind foot.



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