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Sports news briefs — Dec. 13

Compiled from wire reports

winter SPORTS

Antoine, Pikus-Pace give U.S. sweep

• Matt Antoine got his first victory and Noelle Pikus-Pace continued her winning ways Friday, as the United States swept the men’s and women’s World Cup skeleton races at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Anton Shipulin outsprinted Simon Schempp to lead Russia to victory in the men’s 4x7.5-kilometer relay at a biathlon World Cup event in Annecy, France.

Janne Korpi gave Finland a home victory in the men’s halfpipe at a snowboard World Cup meet in Kuusamo, while China’s Li Shuang won the women’s event.


Campillo, Nel shoot 59s in South Africa

• Two players shot a 59 in the second round of the rain-affected Nelson Mandela Championship, although it won’t count as a European Tour record because players were allowed preferred lies on the soaked layout in Durban, South Africa. Jorge Campillo of Spain and Colin Nel of South Africa both reached what is seen as golf’s magic number. But their 59s come with asterisks because of the preferred lies. Campillo’s round with two eagles gave him a share of the clubhouse lead at 11-under 129 with England’s Matthew Baldwin (62).

• Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla. The teams of Matt Kuchar-Harris English and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard also shot 64 to earn a share of first place.


Rockies add Logan to bolster bullpen

• Left-handed reliever Boone Logan agreed to a $16.5 million, three-year contract with the Colorado Rockies, a source said. The source spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has yet to be announced.

• The Kansas City Royals and veteran Omar Infante reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract, a source said. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the contract.

• The Rockies signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year, $12.5 million deal.

• The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Seth Rosin from the New York Mets for cash.

• Former Indians outfielder Jason Kubel returned to the Minnesota Twins, agreeing to a minor-league contract.

• The Pittsburgh Pirates signed right-hander pitcher Edinson Volquez and infielder Clint Barmes to one-year deals.

other SPORTS

Notre Dame brings back quarterback

• Quarterback Everett Golson was readmitted to Notre Dame after being suspended for the fall semester for what he termed “poor judgment on a test.”

• Chip Ganassi hired IndyCar veteran Ryan Briscoe to fill the final spot on his four-car team.

• Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is expected to miss two to four weeks with a sprained knee.

— From wire reports


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