Mullins, Dunn win Hermann Trophy
• Maryland forward Patrick Mullins and North Carolina midfielder Crystal Dunn won the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer players in the United States. The players, both juniors, won in voting announced Friday night by the Missouri Athletic Club.
Notre Dame forward Ryan Finley was second in the men’s voting. Penn State midfielder Christine Nairn was the women’s runner-up.
Mullins scored 17 goals and had 10 assists for the Terrapins.
Dunn, a member of the winning U.S. team and last year’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup, began the season as a central defender before the move to midfield. She helped North Carolina win its 21st national championship.
• FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Abby Wambach was assigned to her hometown Western New York Flash of the new National Women’s Soccer League along with gold medal-winning American teammate Carli Lloyd. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the allocation of 55 national team players to eight clubs in the league, which starts play this spring.
• Chelsea routed Stoke 4-0 to move into third place in the Premier League, taking advantage of Jonathan Walters’ two own goals and missed penalty kick.
U.S. star captures race in Switzerland
• Ted Ligety won a duel with Marcel Hirscher in a World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, for a career-best fourth victory of the season in his specialty event. The 28-year-old American skied cleanly in the fast-fading light to take the victory after first-run leader Hirscher of Austria made a mistake on the dark slope. Ligety was second after the first run, but finished 1.15 seconds ahead of runner-up Fritz Dopfer of Germany in a combined time of 2 minutes 28.67 seconds.
• Defending overall World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson of the United States edged Sawra Takanashi of Japan in a ski jump event in Hinterzarten, Germany. In the men’s competition in Zakopane, Poland, Anders Jacobsen of Norway won.
• Martin Fourcade of France shot perfectly while keeping a fast pace on the cross-country trail to win a 10-kilometer biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, for his third victory of the season.
• Dutch speedskaters Irene Wust and Sven Kramer lead at the European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, after Saturday’s races.
• Slovenian snowboarder Zan Kosir won a men’s parallel slalom in Bad Gastein, Austria, the final World Cup event before the snowboard world championships.
• Teodor Peterson of Sweden and Mona-Lisa Malvalehto of Finland won cross-country skiing World Cup sprints in Liberec, Czech Republic. Peterson won the 1.6-kilometer classical style race in 3 minutes, 30.4 seconds. Malvalehto claimed the 850-meter classical style sprint for her first career victory.
• Alex Fiva of Switzerland won his second consecutive ski cross event to move ahead of countryman Armin Niederer in the overall freestyle World Cup standings, while Andrea Limbacher of Austria secured her first victory of the season in the women’s event in Les Contamines, France.
• Lyndon Rush and brakeman Jesse Lumsden of Canada won their second two-man bobsled race of the season and extended their overall World Cup lead. Rush and Lumsden came in 0.38 seconds ahead of Latvian duo Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens in Koenigssee, Germany.
Jamieson in lead at Volvo Champions
• Scott Jamieson of Scotland had a 4-under 68 and took a 5-shot lead in the Volvo Champions, while Louis Oosthuizen faded in the third round at Durban Country Club in Durban, South Africa. Jamieson began the day a stroke behind the former British Open champion, but finished with a 15-under total to lead Oosthuizen (74), Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (73) and Julien Quesne of France (67).
• Gary Stevens won the first race at Santa Anita, giving the Hall of Fame jockey his first winner in North America since 2005, when he began a seven-year retirement that ended last week.
• Despite missing most of last season, outfielder Nolan Reimold agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He hit .313, but didn’t play after April 30 due to a neck injury.
• Third-year Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, who interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the week a day after the Irish were beaten 42-14 by Alabama in the BCS title game, says his interest with the NFL is over for now. Kelly signed a five-year contract three years ago and was given a two-year extension a year ago
— From wire reports