SKIING

Injured Shiffrin unsure when she’ll compete again

Mikaela Shiffrin says there is still no timetable for her return to skiing after tearing a knee ligament while warming up last weekend.

The Olympic and world slalom champion posted an update on Instagram, saying she knows many people want to know when she will ski and race again, “but we just don’t have any crystal balls.”

Shiffrin, 20, was considered the top contender to teammate Lindsey Vonn in the World Cup overall race.

SOCCER

U.S. MEN: The U.S. will play home exhibitions against Iceland on Jan. 31 and Canada on Feb. 5 as it prepares for World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala in March.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Memphis gave new coach Mike Norvell a five-year deal that will pay him just over $1.9 million per year.

Norvell will receive $9.54 million in total compensation over the length of a contract that runs through 2020.

Two Arizona State players have been dismissed from the football team after being arrested and accused of burglary at a Tempe apartment complex.

Court documents identified 21-year-old sophomore safety Jayme Ebarbarireos Otomewo, 21, and junior defensive tackle Deonte Lamar Reynolds, 21, who had been arrested.

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche apologized in a statement after being charged with possession of marijuana following a 15-foot fall at an Atlanta hotel over the weekend.

Coach Hugh Freeze has not made a decision about Nkemdiche’s status against Oklahoma State in the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl.

Nebraska dismissed senior cornerback Jonathan Rose from the team for violating team rules again.

BASEBALL

MLB: Pitcher Jerry Blevins, 32, is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees him $4 million and allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses.

 The Chicago Cubs officially announced the signing of prized free agent outfielder Jason Heyward, who agreed to a $184 million, eight-year contract last week.

Some of the most famous defectors from Cuba in recent memory are making a triumphant return as part of the first Major League Baseball trip to the island since 1999.

The visitors include Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez and Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena.

Olympics

2022 WINTER GAMES: Beijing has appointed top city official Guo Jinlong to head its 2022 Winter Olympic Games organizing committee.

The official Xinhua News Agency quoted Guo, the city’s Communist Party boss, as saying his first task would be to review the Beijing’s Host City Contract and the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 before coming up with a detailed agenda.

HOCKEY

AHL: The Florida Panthers announced the recall of forward Rocco Grimaldi from the Portland Pirates and assigned forward Dave Bolland to the Pirates for conditioning.

Grimaldi has appeared in 13 games for the Pirates this season, with four goals and five assists. He’s also played in 10 games for the Panthers.

Bolland has appeared in 25 games for Florida this season, collecting one goal and four assists.

– From staff and news services