Sports briefs: Teixeira elaborates on wrist injury
BASEBALL • Mark Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn't rule out missing up to two months of the regular season.
The first baseman rejoined the New York Yankees at spring training Sunday after getting hurt March 5 while with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic. The injury initially was announced as a strained wrist.
Teixeira plans to start limited baseball drills in about a week and is optimistic that surgery will not be necessary.
Neureuther wins slalom finale
Winter sports • Felix Neureuther of Germany defied the pain of a back injury to edge out overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher and win the men's season-ending slalom race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Giant slalom specialist Ted Ligety of Park City skied out midway through the first slalom run, one day after winning his sixth World Cup race this season.
• Tina Maze rebounded from her heartbreaking World Cup slalom title loss Saturday to American Mikaela Shiffrin by ending her historic season with a giant slalom victory Sunday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Maze performed her trademark celebration cartwheel in the finish area after first-run leader Tessa Worley of France fell 0.35 seconds behind her winning two-run time of 2 minutes, 16.67 seconds.
• Park City's Sarah Hendrickson edged Japan's Sara Takanashi to win the season's last women's ski jumping World Cup meet in Oslo, Norway.
Belarusian wins marathon debut
RUNNING • Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus won the 28th Asics Los Angeles Marathon in her marathon debut, and Kenyan Erick Mose won the men's race with a personal best 2 hours, 9 minutes, 44 seconds. Duliba led 21 of 26 miles and finished in 2:26:08.
From wire reports
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