Sports in Brief: Olympic runner Lolo Jones adds bobsled gold

Posted: January 29, 2013

The United States team, including Olympic 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones, won gold Sunday in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Jones was brakewoman for Elana Meyers in the women's bobsled portion of an event that also added times in two-man bobsled plus men's and women's skeleton.

The U.S. team edged Germany by 0.24 seconds even though the Germans won three of four disciplines on the Olympia track.

Skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace was 1.7 seconds faster than German rival Marion Thees to lead the United States to victory with an overall time of 4 minutes, 31.29 seconds.

SKIING: Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze rebounded from Saturday's close loss to Lindsey Vonn with an emphatic slalom victory in Maribor, Slovenia. Maze led after the opening run and finished her two runs in 1:33.68 down the Radvanje course.

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin finished sixth to maintain a 13-point lead on Maze in the slalom standings.

Vonn finished 36th in the first run and failed to qualify for the second leg.

In Kitzbuehel, Austria, Marcel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom for the 10th time in his career, drawing roars from a crowd that included Austria-born actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hirscher was third in the opening leg but was fastest in the second run to finish in a combined time of 1:44.34 for his 17th career title.

SOCCER: Striker Lionel Messi, 25, scored four goals to become the youngest player with 200 goals in the Spanish league, leading first-place Barcelona to a 5-1 rout of Osasuna. . . . Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to lead defending champion Real Madrid over Getafe, 4-0.

Despite a goal from American midfielder Clint Dempsey, Tottenham Hotspur was knocked out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 loss at second-tier Leeds United. . . . Forward Matt Smith scored twice as third-tier Oldham bounced Liverpool, 3-2.

RUNNING: In his first marathon, Luis Rivero Gonzalez of Guatemala won the Miami Marathon in a time of 2:26:14.

HANDBALL: Spain got seven goals from Joan Canellas in a 35-19 rout of Denmark in Barcelona to win its second world title.

AUTO RACING:Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood's record for wins in the Rolex 24 twice-around-the-clock race at Daytona International Speedway.

The Chip Ganassi Racing team - Pruett, Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Charlie Kimball - edged the Max Angelelli-led VelocityWW team by almost 22 seconds for the victory.

- Staff and wire reports

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