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High School Basketball

Prep stats due by Wednesday

High school basketball coaches and statisticians should e-mail player statistics to The Augusta Chronicle’s Wayne Staats (wayne.staats@ augustachronicle.com) or fax them to (706) 823-3408.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Running

Ethiopians reign in Houston races

In Houston, Ethiopian runners withstood heavy rain Sunday to dominate the Houston Marathon and half marathon.

Bazu Worku and Merima Mohammed gave the nation a sweep of the men’s and women’s divisions of the marathon.

It was Worku’s first marathon title. He finished in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 17 seconds and won by more than two minutes. Mohammed was timed in 2:23:37 on a day when temperatures were in the 40s.

Andrew Carlson was the top American man, seventh in 2:17:16. Tera Moody was the top American woman at 2:39:10, finishing sixth.

In the men’s half marathon, Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa successfully defended his title, winning in 1:01:54, beating countryman Deriba Merga by seven seconds. The women’s winner was Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska in 1:09:53. She won the Houston Marathon in 2011.

Soccer

United maintains seven-point lead

In London, Manchester United’s seven-point lead over Manchester City stayed intact after the title-chasing rivals defeated two former powers in the Premier League.

United scraped its way to a 2-1 victory at home against Liverpool. City won 2-0 at Arsenal after playing against 10 men most of the match.

Winter Sports

Slovenian Maze adds to her haul

In St. Anton, Austria, Tina Maze, of Slovenia, reached another milestone in her stellar season by winning her first super-G and becoming the sixth female skier to win a World Cup race in all five Alpine disciplines.

Maze attacked the Karl Schranz course in impressive style to time 1 minute, 16.55 seconds and edge Anna Fenninger, of Austria, by 0.04.

It was the sixth victory of the season and 17th overall for Maze, who was on a super-G podium eighth times before without winning one.

Fabienne Suter, of Switzer­land, trailed Maze by 0.99 and beat defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, by 0.01 for third place.

• In Adelboden, Switzer­land, Marcel Hirscher turned in a scintillating second run to win a World Cup slalom, after being eighth in the opening leg.

Hirscher, the overall World Cup leader, was at least 0.83 seconds faster than any rival in the afternoon to best Austrian teammate Mario Matt by 0.30.

Ted Ligety, of the United States, remained third overall after finishing 11th, 2.44 behind Hirscher. The American, who won Saturday’s giant slalom, has 179 points to make up on the defending champion midway through the season.

• In Hinterzarten, Ger­many, Sara Takanashi, of Japan, won her fourth women’s ski jump event of the season to extend her lead in the World Cup standings.

The 16-year-old Takanashi was third after a first jump of 98 meters but soared to 105 with her next to win with 247.5 points overall.

Defending overall World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson, of the United States, who won Saturday’s event, was second after jumps of 103 and 101.5 meters for 245.9 points.


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