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Sports briefs: Jansrud wins super-G in Norway
First Published Mar 02 2014 05:17 pm • Last Updated Mar 02 2014 10:08 pm

Skiing • Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway overcame tricky racing conditions on his favorite home course in Kvitfjell to win a World Cup super-G race on Sunday ahead of Switzerland’s Patrick Kueng.

Jansrud, who won gold in super-G at the Sochi Olympics last month, finished 0.26 seconds ahead of Kueng and 0.33 clear of Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria.

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American Travis Ganong was confident after placing third in Friday’s downhill and fourth in Saturday’s downhill. But he was hampered by a late starting number — 28 — and the snow was falling hard when he failed to finish his run. Countryman Andrew Weibrecht, silver medalist in super-G at Sochi, was seventh and Bode Miller took 12th.

• Andrea Fischbacher of Austria was the surprise winner of the delayed women’s World Cup downhill in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, claiming her first victory in four years. She skied down the new Mont-Lachaux slope in 1 minute, 34 seconds, beating compatriot Anna Fenninger by 0.15.

Julia Mancuso was the top American finisher in 18th place.

Delbonis captures first ATP title

TENNIS • Argentine Federico Delbonis won his first ATP title by defeating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final in Sao Paulo.

Mota announces retirement


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MLB • Reliever Guillermo Mota has announced he is retiring after 14 seasons in the major leagues. Mota was a non-roster invitee to the Kansas City Royals camp and did not pitch last season. The 40-year-old right-hander made 743 career relief appearances with a 3.94 ERA in is career.



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