McCann's Mojave adds another upset
In Sarcadia, Calif., McCann's Mojave completed a day of upsets Saturday with a three-quarters of a length victory in the $1 million Classic as Florida-bred horses edged their California counterparts in the fifth annual Sunshine Millions.
McCann's Mojave, a California-bred co-owned and co-bred by Santa Anita publicity director Mike Willman, defeated Summer Book at Florida's Gulfstream Park. At 7, McCann's Mojave was the oldest in the 14-horse Classic field. Sent off at 30-1 odds, he paid $69.80 to win for the biggest score in his career and that of trainer Steve Specht.
Sweetnorthernsaint, the 2-1 wagering favorite, finished fifth.
- In Philadelphia, Barbaro had a custom-made cast removed and underwent a procedure on his right hind leg, the same leg the Kentucky Derby winner shattered eight months ago in the Preakness.
Miller fails to finish opening slalom leg
In Kitzbuehel, Austria, Bode Miller only has two more chances to qualify for the slalom at the world championships after crashing in the opening leg of a World Cup race.
It's now been over a year since Miller has completed a slalom.
Miller is looking to become the first skier to collect world championship gold medals in all five disciplines. The missing gold is in the slalom.
- In St. Moritz, Switzerland, two-time Olympic bronze medalist Gregor Staehli won the skeleton gold medal at the World Bobsled and Skeleton Championships for his second world title.
The 38-year-old Swiss veteran had four runs for a combined time of 4 minutes, 36.26 seconds.
Eric Bernotas was second in 4.37.84, while U.S. teammate Zach Lund came third in 4.37.97.
Staehli had retired after winning his first worlds gold in 1994 at Altenberg, Germany, but returned five years later. He won bronze at the 2002 and 2006 Olympics and has seven worlds medals.
- In Heerenveen, Netherlands, American speedskater Shani Davis edged Erben Wennemars and Beorn Nijenhuis to win the men's 1,000 meters at a World Cup meet.
Davis won in 1 minute, 8.91 seconds. Wennemars was second with 1:08.98 and Dutch teammate Nijenhuis took third in 1:09.07.
- In Warsaw, Poland, Carolina Kostner of Italy nailed six triple jumps to win the women's title at the European Figure Skating Championships.
Battling a torn ligament in her left ankle and trailing Sarah Meier of Switzerland by 0.03 points, the 19-year-old Kostner scored a personal-best 114.33 in the free skate to become the first Italian woman to win. She finished with 174.79 points. Meier had 171.28 and Kiira Korpi of Finland was third with 151.19.
WINTER X GAMES
Jacobellis crashes again, earns silver
In Aspen, Colo., Lindsey Jacobellis crashed on the final jump and tumbled across the finish line behind gold medalist Joanie Anderson.
It was an eerie repeat of her famous wipeout at the Olympics
Jacobellis was primed to be the darling of the Turin Olympics, a favorite to win snowboardercross and the star of several pre-Games commercials. Instead, Jacobellis had one of the worst gaffes in Olympic history, falling just before the finish after showboating on the final jump.
McBride goal helps Fulham at FA Cup
In London, U.S. striker Brian McBride and Canadian forward Tomasz Radzinski scored to lead Fulham to a 3-0 win over Stoke in fourth-round play in England's FA Cup.
McBride notched his 10th goal of the season by sending a pass from fellow striker Vincenzo Montello past goalkeeper Steve Simonsen in the 39th minute. Monzello had opened with his fourth goal in five games in the 11th minute before Radzinski capped the win at Craven Cottage with his goal in the 54th.
Only West Ham and Middle-sbrough failed to advance.