FIGURE SKATING

Yankowskas and Coughlin win pairs title for their first medal in the national finals

Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin won the pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday, giving them their first medal at the nationals.

Yankowskas and Coughlin extended their lead after the short program with an angelic and flawless program to “Ave Maria.” They scored 188.45 points, more than three points ahead of Olympians Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their third straight dance title. Davis and White finished with 185.48 points. Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani were second with 173.18 points.

AUTO RACING

24 HOURS AT DAYTONA: The 24 Hours at Daytona is under way, with Chip Ganassi’s teams trying to take the owner back to Victory Lane in the prestigious, twice-around-the-clock endurance race in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Jorg Bergmeister, driving for Flying Lizard Motorsports, started from the pole and led the 18-car field to the green flag in the Daytona Prototype class. Ganassi’s two cars were close behind with Scott Pruett and Scott Dixon driving the first stints.

PREP SCHOOLS

BOYS’ HOCKEY: Adam Devine, Lou Caraglia, Andrew Graham, Shane Hearn and Chris Taylor each had one goal and one assist to lead Hebron Academy to a 6-3 win over Brewster Academy at Hebron.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Gloria Plange had 15 points to lead Bancroft (7-5) to a 40-34 win over Berwick Academy (2-12) at South Berwick. Juliana Blais had eight points and 12 rebounds for Berwick Academy.

SOCCER

FA CUP: Manchester United required a second-half rally to edge past third-tier side Southampton 2-1 in the fourth round, and Salomon Kalou’s late equalizer rescued Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Everton.

United was 1-0 down at halftime at St. Mary’s Stadium but the 11-time winners avoided an upset thanks to goals by strikers Michael Owen and Javier Hernandez in the space of 10 minutes after the break.

LUGE

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Tatjana Huefner won the singles in a combined time of 1 minute, 33.969 seconds to beat Natalie Geisenberger, who was second in 1:34.243. Alex Gough of Canada was third in 1:34.413.

American Erin Hamlin made a mistake in her first run and finished 14th.

SKIING

MEN’S DOWNHILL: Didier Cuche won in Chamonix, France, finished in 1 minute, 58.91 seconds, with Dominik Paris finishing second, 0.67 back. Klaus Kroell was third.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: A downhill race in Sestriere, Italy, was postponed because of snowfall and thick fog. Organizers said the race will be made up today, with a super-combined possibly pushed back to Monday.