Shiffrin Takes 2nd In Colorado G iant Slalom
Beaver Creek, Colo. — Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden won a World Cup giant slalom Sunday, holding off 18-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin with a fluid final run.
Lindell-Vikarby finished the two runs on a demanding Beaver Creek course in 2 minutes, 17.92 seconds, with Shiffrin 0.09 seconds behind. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein took third.
Shiffrin is a slalom specialist who has worked all offseason on improving her giant slalom technique. This was her first top-three finish in the event.
Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal wins super-G
Lake Louise, Alberta — Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway captured a World Cup super-G Sunday, the third straight year he has won this event at Lake Louise.
Svdinal finished in 1 minute, 28.53 seconds. He was followed by two Austrians — Matthias Mayer in 1:28.77 and Georg Streitberger in 1:28.91.
Twins, Hughes Agree
Minneapolis — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract with right-hander Phil Hughes.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides came to agreement late Saturday night. The person requested anonymity because Hughes still has to pass a physical before the contract can become official. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis first reported the deal.
Hughes went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA last season for the Yankees.
The Twins are hoping the 27-year-old will fare better in pitcher-friendly Target Field than he did pitching in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium.
Hughes joins Ricky Nolasco in the new-look Twins rotation. The Twins had the worst starting staff in the majors last year and have spent $73 million to upgrade it.