BIATHLON

Cape Elizabeth native scores in World Cup event

Cape Elizabeth native Claire Egan finished 35th in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint to earn her first biathlon World Cup points of the year Friday and earn a spot in the 10K pursuit at the IBU World Cup 2 event in Hochfilzen, Austria.

Egan had two penalties on the range and finished in 1:56.1, behind first-place finisher Darya Domracheva of Belarus. Only eight of the 102 finishers shot clean.

If Egan finishes in the top 30 in the pursuit Saturday she will automatically earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

OLYMPICS

HALFPIPE: David Wise took a major step in his bid to capture back-to-back gold medals, winning a World Cup competition at Copper Mountain, Colorado, that counts as an Olympic qualifier.

Wise won with a score of 92.40 and was followed by three Canadians – Noah Bowman, Simon D’Artois and Mike Riddle. Torin Yater-Wallace.

SOCCER

MLS: Toronto FC needs to beat the defending champion Seattle Sounders to cap their record-breaking regular season with an MLS Cup title.

In a rematch, Toronto will be home against the Sounders on Saturday. Seattle won last year’s game in a penalty shootout after neither team could score in regulation or 30 minutes of extra time.

n Commissioner Don Garber said it’s “conceivable” a yet-to-be-named expansion team could join the league before a long-approved Miami team finally hits the field.

U.S. FEDERATION: The crowded field of candidates running to succeed Sunil Gulati as president of the U.S. Soccer group got a bit more crowded with a former national team goalkeeper, Hope Solo, announcing she is joining the race.

GOLF

PGA: Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair shot a 15-under 57 in scramble play to take the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout at Naples, Florida.

Stricker, 50, the winning U.S. Presidents Cup captain in October, chipped in for birdie on the par-4 18th. They also eagled the par-5 17th in gusty conditions.

EUROPEAN: Tapio Pulkkanen shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead in the Joburg Open at Johannesburg.

Tommy Horton, the Englishman who played in two Ryder Cups and won four times on the European Tour, died at Grouville, Jersey. He was 76.