Miller settles for second in World Cup super-G

Taking advantage of improved weather and visibility, Beat Feuz of Switzerland outskied Bode Miller to win a World Cup super-G on Friday at Val Gardena, Italy.

Feuz won in 1 minute, 21.51 seconds. Miller finished 0.30 seconds behind, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway was third.

Miller was an early starter with the No. 8 bib and put down a nearly flawless run in decent but snowy conditions. He watched as the top-ranked super-G racers were slowed by poor visibility.

However, just as Miller was getting ready to celebrate, the snowfall and visibility lightened. Feuz led Miller at every checkpoint to clinch the second win of his career.


FREE-THROW CONTEST: The Maine Red Claws and Mercy Hospital are sponsoring the Best Shot For Youth free-throw tournament from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Portland Expo.

The contest is free and open to students in Cumberland and York counties. Kids can try out their basketball skills, learn new tips and meet members of the Red Claws coaching staff. They’ll also have a chance to win tickets to the Red Claws’ game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Dec. 31.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Chance Baldino had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Anderson Santana had 13 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead Southern Maine Community College to a 100-34 home victory over Lakes Region Community College.

FOOTBALL: Tim Flanders rushed for 287 yards and Sam Houston State advanced to its first national championship game with a 31-28 win over Montana in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal at Huntsville, Texas.

Levell Coppage scored on a 1-yard run and Wisconsin-Whitewater (15-0) claimed its third straight Division III national championship with a 13-10 win over Mount Union (14-1) at Salem, Va.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Kristen Ruffolo scored all of her 12 points in the second half to lead Middlesex School to a 35-34 win over Berwick Academy at South Berwick.

Rebecca Siegel and Nicole Kleinmann each had eight points for Berwick.


DUBAI LADIES MASTERS: American teenager Lexi Thompson held a one-shot lead going into the final round after making a birdie putt on the 18th for a 2-under 70.

Thompson, 16, was 10 under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Sophie Gustafson of Sweden.

Michelle Wie (71) was five shots off the pace.

— From staff and news services