Egan makes debut at World Cup relay

Cape Elizabeth High graduate Clare Egan made her World Cup biathlon debut Sunday, skiing the anchor leg for the U.S. team in Anterselva, Italy.

The foursome of Susan Duncklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, Annelies Cook and Egan finished 12th among 21 teams with a time of 1 hour, 24 minutes, 16.8 seconds in the 4×6-kilometer event.

Germany’s team of Franziska Hildebrand, Franziska Preuss, Luise Kummer and Laura Dahlmeier won with two penalties and 10 spare rounds in a time of 1:18:47.9.

Egan has been named to the roster for two upcoming World Cup events, Feb. 5-8 in Nove Meste, Czech Republic, and Feb. 11-15 and in Oslo, Norway.


MAJOR LEAGUES: The Baltimore Orioles and Ryan Flaherty agreed to a $1.075 million deal for the 2015 season, according to a report from the Baltimore Sun.

Flaherty, a Deering High graduate, was arbitration eligible for the first time. Flaherty and the Orioles exchanged salary figures last week, with Flaherty asking for $1.5 million and the Orioles countering with $900,000.

A 28-year-old utility infielder, Flaherty hit .221 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 102 games.

n Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said.

With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died later that day.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Lindsey Vonn mastered a tricky super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland for a record-extending 64th World Cup victory.

The American star raced down the Engiadina course in 1 minute, 23.55 seconds, with only one rival able to finish within a second of her.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Mattias Hargin of Sweden won a men’s slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria for his first career victory.

Third after the opening leg, Hargin used a flawless second run to finish in a total time of 1 minute, 43.10 seconds.

Figure skating

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Jason Brown won his first U.S. title, holding off Adam Rippon in Greensboro, North Carolina, thanks to his big lead after the short program.

Joshua Farris, skating last, had a chance to overtake Brown, but one of his triple-jump combinations didn’t count because he did a double toe loop three times.

– From staff and news services