U.S. REBOUNDS TO WIN BRONZE MEDAL AT HOCKEY JUNIORS
helsinki» Anders Bjork, Matthew Tkachuk and Ryan Donato each scored two goals and the United States defeated Sweden 8-3 on Tuesday to win bronze at the world junior hockey championship.
Also, Kasperi Kapanen scored a wraparound goal 33 seconds into overtime as Finland rallied past Russia 4-3 to win the gold medal.
Bjork and Tkachuk gave the Americans a two-goal lead, but Sweden pulled even before the end of the opening period on goals by William Lagesson and Carl Grundstrom.
The U.S. pulled away with a fourgoal second period as Brock Boeser, Donato, Brandon Carlo and Bjork scored.
“We played a good game today and overall a strong tournament, so it’s definitely something to be proud of,” Bjork said.
Loeseth skis to historic victory
B santa caterina valfurva, italy» Nina Loeseth became the first Norwegian winner of a women’s World Cup slalom in 16 years, posting the fastest time Tuesday in both runs.
Loeseth finished in 1 minute, 57.65 seconds to secure her first victory, beating second-place Sarka Strachova of Czech Republic by 1.12 seconds.
Davis a McDonald’s game nominee.
Overland senior forward De’Ron Davis was named a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American Game, which will be played March 30 in Chicago.
On the girls’ side, Blaire Braxton and Symone Starks of Highlands Ranch and Kylee Shook of Mesa Ridge were Colorado’s nominees.
The rosters for the boys and girls games will be announced Jan. 17.
Elder MacIntyre dies at 76
• George MacIntyre, a former Vanderbilt football coach and father of Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre, has died. He has 76.
The elder MacIntyre coached Vanderbilt from 1979-85, and Mike MacIntyre was among his players. George MacIntyre was the national coach of the year in 1982.
Coker steps down from UTSA
B san antonio» Larry Coker, who built the Texas-San Antonio football program from scratch in 2009, stepped down after five seasons.
Coker, 67, had a 26-32 record at UTSA, including 3-9 this past season.
Indiana loses guard Blackmon
B indianapolis» Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., the team’s second-leading scorer, is expected to miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury.
The sophomore was scheduled for surgery Tuesday afternoon. He was hurt in practice last week.
Serena withdraws from tourney
B brisbane, australia» Serena Williams retired during her Hopman Cup match in Perth on Tuesday, completing a day of injuries and upsets for the leading women’s players less than two weeks from the Australian Open.
Williams, who missed the U.S. team’s opening loss to Ukraine on Monday because of inflammation in her left knee, was trailing 7-5, 2-1 against Jarmila Wolfe when she left the court in her first match of the season.
Nadal wins first match of 2016
B doha, qatar» Rafael Nadal won his first match of the new season 6-7 (5) 6-3, 6-1 against Spanish countryman Pablo Carreno at the Qatar Open.
In the first-set tiebreaker, Nadal saved three set points but lost the fourth on a Carreno forehand winner he could only watch go past.
Nadal took early control of the final two sets. He posted 30 winners and took advantage of five of nine break points in the two- hour match.
Earlier, Illya Marchenko of Ukraine upset defending champion and fourth-seeded David Ferrer 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-2 for his first career top-10 win.
Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4.