Moore suffers brain issue after crash
• Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has had a “secondary complication involving his brain” after a crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. led to bleeding around his heart.
The Moore family released a statement Sunday, but provided no further details, only the rider “continues to be monitored in ICU.”
The 25-year-old was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump. He went over the handlebars and the heavy sled rolled over him. He walked off the course with help and was taken to a hospital with a concussion.
While there, he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery Friday.
His younger brother, Colten, also crashed in the competition and was taken to the hospital with a separated pelvis.
• A young fan was hurt when a runaway snowmobile veered into the crowd at Winter X after the rider fell off during a jump gone wrong. The teenager was transported to a hospital Sunday night with a right knee injury. It’s not clear whether he was hurt getting out of the way or was hit by the sled. Snowmobiler Jackson Strong tumbled off the snowmobile during the best trick competition. He and his sled landed hard on the snow.
Hokies cornerback Exum tears ACL
• Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum has a torn ligament in his right knee and could miss the start of the 2013 season. The school announced Sunday that Exum tore his anterior cruciate ligament, though it did not say how, and was expected to miss six to nine months. The Hokies start their season Aug. 31 against Alabama. Exum considered entering the draft as a junior but decided to return for his senior season in 2013. He was a second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection in 2012 and led the team with five interceptions and 16 passes broken up.
Beckner, Zickovich win winter races
• Landon Beckner and Julie Zickovich raced to home-state victories Sunday in the USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships at the Powderhound Winter Triathlon at Homestake Lodge in Butte, Mont. Beckner, from Helena, completed the 5-kilometer run, 10-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer Nordic ski — all on snow — in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds. Zickovich, from Bozeman, finished in 1:29:57.
Stars put Nilstorp on injured reserve
• The Dallas Stars have put backup goalie Cristopher Nilstorp on the injured list and called up Richard Bachman from their minor league affiliate. The move Sunday came a day after Nilstorp injured a groin in the third period of a 4-3 loss to St. Louis and eventually left the game. Nilstorp has both Dallas losses filling in for starter Kari Lehtonen. Bachman is 3-1 in four games with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. He has a 2.46 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. In 19 career games with Dallas, Bachman is 8-5-1 with one shutout.
• The Philadelphia Flyers are sending first-round draft pick Scott Laughton back to the minors. The team announced Sunday that center was being sent to Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League. Laughton, taken 20th overall by Philadelphia in the 2012 amateur draft, was pointless in five games with the Flyers.
Richardson wins sprint championship
• Heather Richardson won the 1,000-meter race Sunday to become the first American woman to win the World Sprint Championships since 2005. Richardson finished in 1 minute, 13.19 seconds, edging Canada’s Christine Nesbitt in the final women’s race of the championship at the Utah Olympic Oval. Richardson won the overall title based on points, with a gold Sunday to go with a pair of bronze medals Saturday. She had 148.015 points. Defending champion Jing Yu of China was second overall with 148.280 points, and South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa was third at 148.560.
• Michel Mulder of the Netherlands was a jumble of emotions after he claimed second place in the men’s 1,000 meters on Sunday to win the men’s overall title — just 4½ months after he captured the world title for inline skating. He triumphantly raised both arms, hugged teammates and coaches during a victory lap and shed some tears of joy. Mulder edged Finland’s Pekka Koskela and Dutch teammate Hein Otterspeeer for the overall title with 136.790 points.
— From wire reports