Germans shine on all levels at Presque Isle; U.S. finishes at or near bottom of the pack

Germany swept the junior relay races Friday on the final day of the IBU Youth/Junior world biathlon championships in Presque Isle.

Clean shooting by anchor Luise Kummer helped Germany capture the gold medal in the women’s 3×6-kilometer race. The team of Annika Knoll, Marie Heinrich and Kummer finished with a time of 55 minutes, 47.8 seconds – 25.7 seconds ahead of Russia and 35.2 seconds ahead of Austria.

The U.S. finished 11th in the 12-team field.

In the men’s 4×7.5K race, Germany’s quartet of Philipp Nawrath, Roman Rees, Alexander Ketzer and Matthias Dorfer took the lead for good on the third leg and beat France by 52.5 seconds. Russia earned the bronze medal, 1:01.2 behind. The U.S. was last among the 12 teams.



AAA: THE Pawtucket (R.I.) City Council approved an agreement under which the Red Sox’s Triple-A team would remain at McCoy Stadium until 2021, and potentially beyond.


MLS: Referees and other on-field officials were locked out a day before the season openers, and replacement officials will be used.


IBF: U.S. immigration officials said light middleweight champion Carlos Molina was deported once before, and faces removal again following his arrest in Las Vegas ahead of a scheduled weekend fight.


Molina was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant issued in Wisconsin in January 2007 accusing him of failing to register there as a sex offender.

He remained jailed.

Molina had been scheduled to defend his title Saturday night against Jermall Charlo – the undercard to a super welterweight fight between Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo.


INDIAN WELLS: Agnieszka Radwanska opened the second round of women’s singles with a routine victory, and Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka filled their time off as the opening round of men’s singles concluded by winning their doubles match at Indian Wells, Calif.



WORLD CUP: Austrian Anna Fenninger seized the lead in the overall Alpine standings by winning a giant slalom for the second day in Are, Sweden.


 HALL OF FAME: Jockey Garrett Gomez and trainer Steve Asmussen, along with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, are among 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame ballot.

– From staff and news services

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