Sports briefs: Matt Antoine, Kyle Tress make U.S. national skeleton team

Published October 30, 2013 7:27 pm

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Skeleton • Matt Antoine and Kyle Tress were selected Wednesday to the U.S. national skeleton team, joining Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender as the World Cup season looms.

John Daly, Pikus-Pace and Uhlaender already had byes onto the team, but Antoine and Tress raced their way on.

Antoine clinched his spot after sweeping the selection race series, while Tress finished second to Antoine in selection race points to earn the third spot on the men's World Cup team.

The World Cup tour kicks off in late November in Calgary, Canada.

Annie O'Shea, Kimber Gabryszak and Savannah Graybill were selected to the Intercontinental Cup team, while Mike Dellemann, Allen Blackwell and Tom Santagato earned positions on the men's side.

The Intercontinental Cup series begins Dec. 3 in Igls, Austria.

Hingis questioned about assault

Tennis • Martina Hingis has been questioned by Swiss police after her estranged husband said he was attacked by the five-time Grand Slam champion and her family.

Hingis, her mother Melanie Molitor and her mother's boyfriend Mario Widmer were interviewed at Schwyz canton police headquarters last week, police spokesman Florian Grossmann said Wednesday. French equestrian athlete Thibault Hutin has said he was attacked on Sept. 23 at his home in Feusisberg. Hutin claimed Hingis and Molitor hit him, and Widmer struck him with a DVD player.

Grossmann said the canton justice department will decide any possible action. No timetable was set for a decision. Hingis and Hutin were married in December 2010, and their split was widely reported in Swiss media in July.

From wire reports