After talking retirement, Bradley wins first US. title

A few months after plotting his retirement, Ryan Bradley won his first title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

A conservative performance left Bradley fourth in the free skate, but his lead from the short program was enough to claim the title. Bradley, 27, finished with 231.90 points.

Late Saturday night, Alissa Czisny won the women’s title, finishing with 191.24 points.


QMJHL: Cole Hawes scored the winning goal and had a pair of assists, and the Lewiston Maineiacs scored five unanswered goals to rally for a 5-2 victory over the Chi-coutimi Sagueneens at the Colisee.

Lewiston goalie Nicholas Champion made 19 saves.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Ivica Kostelic erased a massive deficit in the slalom leg to win a super combined race in Chamonix, France, clinching the discipline title with his seventh victory this month.

Kostelic finished in 2 minutes, 57.12 seconds to beat Natko Zrncic-Dim by 0.51 seconds.

Kostelic trailed Beat Feuz by 2.50 seconds after the downhill, but put down a superb slalom run. Feuz finished 10th, 1.67 behind Kostelic.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: A snowstorm and thick fog forced organizers to call off the downhill and super-combined races in Sestriere, Italy.


FA CUP: American midfielder Clint Dempsey sparked Fulham’s 4-0 rout of Tottenham in a fourth-round match in London.

Dempsey drew a foul in the area from Spurs defender Alan Hutton in the 11th minute, and Danny Murphy converted the penalty to put Fulham ahead.

Murphy scored a second penalty after Tottenham defender Michael Dawson was ejected for pulling back Moussa Dembele in the 13th, and goals by Brede Hangeland and Dembele completed the win.

Edin Dzeko rescued Manchester City with a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Notts County, and 10-man Arsenal required an 86th-minute penalty by Cesc Fabregas to edge Huddersfield, 2-1.

West Ham beat Nottingham Forest 3-2, and Stoke won 1-0 at Wolverhampton.

Non-Premier League team Crawley was drawn to face Premier League leader Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The small southeast club at the top of England’s fifth tier is the first non-league side in 17 years to make the round of 16. Crawley will travel to Old Trafford to play United, an 11-time winner of the famous knockout competition.

Aston Villa will face the winner of the fourth-round replay between Manchester City and Notts County.


ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA: Scott Pruett drove the last leg and held off Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon on the final restart for the win in Daytona Beach, Fla.