Compiled from wire reports
Shiffrin wins back to back
in World Cup slalom races
• Mikaela Shiffrin captured back-to-back World Cup slalom races in Aspen, Colo., overcoming an early mistake in her final run to still win by a large margin.
The 20-year-old American finished in 1 minute, 40.18 seconds, beating Frida Hansdotter of Sweden by 2.65 seconds. Sarka Strachova of Czech Republic was third.
Shiffrin was off balance early. She won Saturday’s slalom by 3.07 seconds, the largest margin of victory in World Cup history for the women’s discipline. It was a mark that had stood since 1968.
This was Shiffrin’s fifth straight World Cup slalom win dating to last season. It’s the longest streak in slalom by a female skier since Marlies Schild of Austria took five in a row in 2011-12.
Germans sweep podium
in World Cup opening
•?Francesco Friedrich led a German sweep of the podium in the opening four-man bobsled World Cup of the season in Altenberg, Germany.
Pushed by Martin Putze, Jannis Baecker and Thorsten Margis, the two-man world champion posted runs of 55.81 and 55.98 seconds for a combined time of 1:51.79 to edge Nico Walther’s team by 0.09 of a second.
Walther, with Marko Huebenbecker, Christian Poser and Eric Franke, had the fastest first run of 55.65, but 56.23 in the second for a total of 1:51.88 allowed Friedrich snatch his first win in four-man. Friedrich also won the two-man race Saturday.
Four-man world champion Maximilian Arndt, pushed by Kevin Kuske, Ben Heber and Kevin Korona, was third.
Andy Murray wins rare
Davis Cup title for Britain
•?Andy Murray gave Britain its first Davis Cup title in 79 years when he beat Belgium’s David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first reverse singles in Ghent, Belgium.
The win gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series and the final singles match was not played.
Britain is the only nation to have competed in all Davis Cup editions since 1900 and its 10th title makes it the third most successful nation after the United States (32) and Australia (28).
South African Schwartzel wins 10th European title
•?Charl Schwartzel eased to a 4-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa, to become the third South African behind Ernie Els and Retief Goosen to win 10 European Tour titles.
Schwartzel’s fourth triumph at the Alfred Dunhill was ultimately comfortable as he finished with a 2-under 70 for a 15-under total of 273. Schwartzel also claimed a small piece of history for himself by becoming the first South African to win a European Tour event four times.
Schwartzel won ahead of a group of Frenchmen who chased him on the final day. Gregory Bourdy was second on 11 under, Benjamin Hebert was third on 10 under, and Sebastien Gros finished fourth on 9 under.
— From wire reports