Bode Miller’s on the roster but may not compete

The U.S. ski team announced its roster for the world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and all the big names were on the squad, including Bode Miller as he tries to return from back surgery.

Lindsey Vonn made the team, of course. So did Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, who won three titles at the 2013 world championships in Austria.

Miller has yet to compete in a World Cup race this season after having a herniated disk repaired in November. His race status for Beaver Creek still remains uncertain.

The 37-year-old recently took training runs in Switzerland and Austria before skipping the races.


D-LEAGUE: Iowa teammates Kalin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes were ejected after a skirmish broke out behind their bench in Tuesday’s game against the Rio Grande Vipers.

A broadcast of the game showed pushing and shoving behind the Iowa bench during a timeout. The team said it’s working with the NBADL to investigate the incident.

 The Maine Red Claws acquired veteran forward Mike Schachtner from the available player pool. Schachtner played 14 games for the Erie Bayhawks before getting waived. He averaged 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 18.7 minutes per game.

WNBA: The Seattle Storm traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for the third and 15th picks in April’s WNBA draft, and Renee Montgomery.

The Storm already have the No. 1 pick.


SUSPENSION: Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended from Real Madrid’s next two matches after his violent outburst in last weekend’s league game that included kicking an opponent.

MLS: American midfielder Sacha Kljestan was acquired by the New York Red Bulls on a transfer from Belgium’s Anderlecht.

U.S. MEN: Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying host Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States.


MAJORS: Free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

 The White Sox agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with infielder Gordon Beckham and designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment.

 Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a $6 million, four-year contract.


NASCAR: Sam Hornish Jr. is finally back in the Sprint Cup Series after a four-year absence, in a ride Richard Petty Motorsports insists it is committed to fielding for the entire year.

Hornish is replacing Marcos Ambrose in the No. 9 Ford.


FED CUP: The Williams sisters and teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the United States as it seeks to return to the top group in the Fed Cup.

The U.S. faces Argentina in Buenos Aires on Feb. 7-8.


LPGA: Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz each shot 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Coates Golf Championship, which is the season opener at Ocala, Florida.

– From staff and news services