WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Marta Bassino gained her second straight World Cup large slalom of the season on Saturday in Courchevel, France, and Mikaela Shiffrin positioned fourth in her return to the occasion after an 11-month hole.
Shiffrin had been third-fastest within the morning and was once more fast within the high sections earlier than dropping time within the decrease a part of a course slowed by regular falling snow. She completed 1.70 behind Bassino. The American star skied straight out of the end space with out trying again on the huge display broadcasting her run. There have been no followers on the race within the upscale French Alps resort.
Shiffrin, the 2018 Olympic champion in large slalom, final raced the occasion within the World Cup in January. That was simply earlier than the demise of her father and the spreading coronavirus pandemic which ended the season early.
A again harm pressured her to skip the season-opening large slalom gained by Bassino at Soelden, Austria, in October.
MEN’S WORLD CUP: At age 32, Swiss skier Mauro Caviezel received the primary win of his late-blooming profession in a World Cup super-G on Saturday in Val d’Isere, France.
Caviezel topped a podium with two racers getting their first profession top-3 finishes. He was 0.10 seconds quicker than Adrian Smiseth Sejersted of Norway and 0.54 away from Austrian Christian Walder.
EUROPEAN TOUR: Patrick Reed rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the final gap to maneuver right into a three-way tie for the third-round lead on the World Tour Championship on Saturday in Dubai, holding him on observe to develop into the primary American to complete a season because the European Tour’s No. 1 participant.
Reed, who shot 1-under 71, was tied with Englishmen Laurie Canter (68) and Matt Fitzpatrick (69) at 11 beneath par total within the season-ending occasion at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Reed leads the Race to Dubai standings and shall be assured of profitable what was previously often known as the Order of Advantage title with a victory.
Reed, Canter and Fitzpatrick all birdied No. 18 to interrupt freed from a logjam that noticed seven gamers tied at 10 beneath about half-hour earlier than the top of the spherical.
NFL: Miami’s main rusher Myles Gaskin went the COVID-19 record Saturday, a blow to the playoff-contending staff on the eve of its recreation towards Kansas Metropolis.
With operating backs Matt Breida (COVID-19 record) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) already sidelined, DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird are anticipated to get the majority of the carries towards the Chiefs. Miami elevated operating again Elijah McGuire for the sport, together with tight finish Chris Myarick and defensive finish Tyshun Render.
The Dolphins rank final within the NFL with a mean of three.7 yards per carry.
• Detroit Lions defensive finish Everson Griffen was positioned on the COVID-19 record a day earlier than he was anticipated to play a key function towards Inexperienced Bay.
• Operating again Justin Jackson has been activated off injured reserve by the Chargers after lacking 4 video games with a knee harm.
MLB: Free agent catcher James McCann and the New York Mets had been near finishing a $40 million, four-year contract Saturday because the staff continues to improve its roster beneath new proprietor Steve Cohen.
McCann was an All-Star with the White Sox in 2019 when he hit .273 with 18 house runs and 60 RBI. He batted .289 with seven homers and 15 RBI for Chicago this yr in 31 video games whereas splitting time with Yasmani Grandal through the pandemic-shortened season.