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David Chodounsky, of Crested Butte, Colo., watches as Tim Kelly, who had the best time in the first run, stumbles on the bottom of the course during the second run of the men's slalom skiing race at the US Alpine Ski Championship in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Chodounsky won the race, and Kelly took third. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Dartmouth’s Chodounsky Retains U.S. Slalom Crown

Monday, March 30, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — A broken ski pole didn’t discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. A few tiny bobbles up top couldn’t deter him in his second, either. Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title Sunday with a fast second run in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships. Trailing after the first run, the 30-year-old Chodounsky navigated the tight course at Sugarloaf resort in a combined time of 1 minute, 43.88 seconds. He edged AJ Ginnis by 0.15 seconds. First-run leader Tim Kelley was third. “This feels great,” said Chodounsky, who broke his ski pole on a gate, the third time he’s shattered …

Nats Bank on Tommy John Only So Far

Monday, March 30, 2015

Viera, Fla. — The life expectancy of a “second elbow” after Tommy John surgery is currently thought by some in baseball to be about eight years. One of the teams that believes it, not as dogma but as an important rule of thumb, is the Washington Nationals. And that explains a lot. Like why Max Scherzer arrived. Why Jordan Zimmermann will almost certainly …

Castillo Rescues Red Sox

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday With runners at the …

Hamlin Earns 25th Victory

Monday, March 30, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the championship virtually assured, he can work to make it …

Walker Wins PGA Stop in Hometown

Monday, March 30, 2015

San Antonio — Jimmy Walker won his hometown Texas Open on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes. Walker closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 11-under 277 at TPC San Antonio, a …

Rookies Lead Bruins Past Hurricanes, 2-1

Monday, March 30, 2015

Raleigh, n.c. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins on Sunday. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of …

Celts’ Hopes Take Hit

Monday, March 30, 2015

Boston — The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Wild Win for RSL

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sandy, Utah — Jordan Allen scored in the 89th minute and Real Salt Lake won for the first time this season, beating Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday. The 19-year-old’s header from close range came off a feed from Javier Morales from the right wing. It came just a …

‘They’re Free To Go’

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Havana — Raul Castro is not a large man. He was never said to possess a decent curveball, unlike his older brother, nor any passion for baseball, let alone baseball politics. Whether that has been good for the …

Martinsville A Longtime Favorite

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success. Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson lead active drivers with eight victories …

Shiffrin Signs Off on U.S. Slalom Title

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too. Shiffrin, added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge …

B’s Snap Winless Skid

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Boston — If the Boston Bruins want an example of what’s needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic …

Sox Sink Rays

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Still, he feels good about his overall progress this spring. …