Compagnoni Wins Giant Slalom
Olympic giant slalom champion Deborah Compagnoni of Italy won for the first time this season, prevailing Sunday in a World Cup giant slalom race at Haus Im Ennstal, Austria.
Anita Wachter of Austria, who won Saturday’s super-G, led after the first heat, and appeared on her way to victory. But she fell near the end of the second run.
Olympic champion Fred Boerre Lundberg of Norway battled from behind at Schonach, Germany, to win his second World Cup Nordic Combined event of the season. . . . Rintje Ritsma and Gunda Niemann successfully defended their overall titles in the European Speedskating Championships at Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Two days after clinching the prestigious Four-Hill Tour, Andreas Goldberger of Austria again defeated Kazuyoshi Funaki of Japan at Willingen, Germany, for his third victory of the World Cup ski-jumping season. . . . Olympic champion Bjorn Dahlie won the men’s 30-kilometer freestyle World Cup cross-country race at Ostersund, Sweden.
Moira D’Andrea and David Tamburrino of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., won the overall titles in the Long Track All-Around Speedskating Championships at Milwaukee.
Sweden’s Stefan Edberg retained the Qatar Open crown at Doha, Qatar, defeating Davis Cup partner Magnus Larsson, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.
James Sekulov defeated Mats Wilander, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, in the final round of qualifying for the New Zealand Open.
Running back Ki-Jana Carter will announce today whether he will stay at Penn State for his senior season or make himself available for the NFL draft. . . . Michigan offensive tackle Trezelle Jenkins will forgo his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NFL draft. Brian Robinson, Auburn’s All-American safety, also is turning pro, although an advisory committee told him he won’t be drafted until the third round at the earliest.
Names in the News
Brian Barnhart, a mechanic with Indy-car champion Al Unser Jr., has been named the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track superintendent. . . . Kendra Wecker of Marysville, Kan., the first girl to qualify for the national finals of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition, finished second in the 12-year-old division.