SKIING

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Lara Gut-Behrami dashed to gold in the women’s super-G at the world championships Thursday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, and Mikaela Shiffrin took bronze in her first speed race in more than a year.

Gut-Behrami mastered the sunbathed Olympia delle Tofane course to finally win the only medal missing from her storied career. The 2016 overall World Cup champion beat Swiss teammate Corinne Suter by 0.34 seconds, living up to her billing as the favorite after winning the last four super-Gs on the World Cup circuit.

Shiffrin finished 0.47 behind in third. She had the fastest split times but lost her balance and got twisted around near the bottom of the course.

Vincent Kriechmayr overcame a tricky course and high expectations to win the men’s super-G.

Starting fifth on a course never featured on the men’s World Cup circuit, the Austrian mastered the difficult Canalone passage about 20 seconds into his run, where the first three starters all missed a gate and skied out. He went on to beat Romed Baumann and Alexis Pinturault, who took silver and bronze respectively.

GOLF

PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM: Patrick Cantlay opened with seven birdies in eight holes and closed with two more birdies for a 10-under 62 as he tied the course record and took a two-shot lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Henrik Norlander and 19-year-old Akshay Bhatia were at 64. Jordan Spieth and Nate Lashley were three behind.

SOCCER

CLUB WORLD CUP: Bayern Munich beat Tigres 1-0 in Doha, Qatar, to win the title, hours after midfielder Thomas Müller tested positive for the coronavirus.

In front of a masked, socially distanced crowd, Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal in the 59th minute in a comfortable game for the Champions League winner against Mexico’s Tigres, the first team from North and Central America to reach the world final.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: The Champions League final is returning to U.S. network television after a one-year absence.

CBS said this year’s final at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium on May 29 will be televised on the main CBS network.

Bayern Munich’s victory over Paris Saint-German in the pandemic-delayed 2020 final at Lisbon, Portugal, on Aug. 23 was on the CBS Sports Network cable channel after CBS took over U.S. broadcast rights from TBS during the coronavirus pandemic break.

ENGLAND: Tammy Abraham put Chelsea into the FA Cup quarterfinals by scoring the second-half winner in a 1-0 victory over second-tier club Barnsley, which missed several chances to stage an upset.

Abraham tapped in from close range in the 64th minute after a low cross from Reece James to set up a quarterfinal against Sheffield United.

Southampton also advanced after a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton, with Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong netting a goal apiece.

FRANCE: Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar will be out for up to four weeks because of an adductor muscle injury and could miss both matches against Barcelona in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

SKELETON

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling is in position to reclaim her world championship, and Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. is within striking distance of what would be her first medal at the worlds in nine years.

Loelling finished her two runs Thursday at Altenberg, Germany, in 1 minute, 56.74 seconds. She leads Russian slider Elena Nikitina by 0.11 seconds. Germany’s Tina Hermann was 0.24 seconds back, and Uhlaender was 0.71 seconds back in fourth place.

In the men’s race, Russia’s Alexander Tretiakov is the leader after two runs, ahead of Germany’s Felix Keisinger by 0.04 seconds and Christopher Grotheer by 0.06 back.


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