United States routs Germany at Juniors

University of Michigan forward Dylan Larkin had two goals and an assist in the United States’ 6-0 victory over Germany on Sunday night in Montreal in the World Junior Championship.

The University of Minnesota’s Hudson Fasching had a goal and an assist, Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews and Sonny Milano also scored, and Brandon Halverson made 14 saves.

The Americans are second in Group A with five points after opening Friday with a 2-1 shootout victory over Finland. The Americans will play Slovakia on Monday and finish group play Wednesday night against Canada.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: American skier Travis Ganong won a men’s World Cup downhill on a shortened course Sunday in Santa Caterina, Italy, for his first career victory.

Ganong finished in 1 minute, 32.42 seconds to beat Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria by 0.09 and Dominik Paris of Italy by 0.21.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: American teen Mikaela Shiffrin led a women’s World Cup giant slalom after the opening run Sunday in Kuehtai, Austria, positioning herself for a second win in the discipline and 11th overall.

Shiffrin, who took the season-opening GS in Soelden two months ago, timed 1 minute, 8.16 seconds on the Huhe Mut course to lead second-place Sara Hector of Sweden by 0.27.


HOBART YACHT RACE: Wild Oats XI took line honors in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in Hobart, Australia, for a record eighth time, holding out a late challenge from American super-maxi Comanche in its big race debut.

Australian-owned Wild Oats crossed the finish line to complete the 70th edition of the blue water classic in an unoffical time of 2 days, 2 hours and 2 minutes.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea retained its three-point lead at the midpoint of the Premier League season despite a 1-1 draw at fourth-place Southampton.

Chelsea benefited from a collapse by defending champion Manchester City, which squandered a 2-0 lead at home to draw 2-2 with 19th-place Burnley.

Manchester United also missed a chance to gain ground, remaining seven points behind City in third place after being held to a 0-0 tie at Tottenham.

Arsenal dislodged West Ham from fifth place by defeating its London rival 2-1. This was Arsenal’s second 2-1 victory in three days.

– From news service reports