ALPE D'HUEZ, France - Canadians Marielle Thompson and Christopher Del Bosco won silver medals at a World Cup ski cross event Wednesday.
Sanna Luedi of Switzerland earned her first World Cup victory in the women's final to top the ski cross standings. Thompson, from Whistler, B.C., was second and Andrea Limbacher of Austria finished third.
World champion Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., placed fourth.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penn State University president Rodney Erickson faces a crowd of alumni Wednesday in Pittsburgh, some of whom aren't happy about the way the school handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, the firing of football coach Joe Paterno and a lack of transparency over the case.
Erickson is attempting to repair the school's image with alumni, faculty, staff, and students, more than two months since Sandusky was arrested, bringing with it controversy, criticism and contemplation.
HOUSTON - Samuel Dalembert stepped off the plane and barely recognized the land where he grew up.
Two frantic days after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake rumbled across his native Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the veteran NBA centre from Montreal returned to the Caribbean nation and could hardly absorb the chaos and horror.
Victims missing limbs lying helplessly in the littered streets. Children covered in blood, screaming for their parents. Buildings pulverized and homes crushed into twisted piles of rubble.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Weekend winners Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Canadian Milos Raonic lost their opening matches Wednesday at the invitational Kooyong Classic, a tuneup for next week's Australian Open.
Raonic dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to Mardy Fish, who had some mixed performances as part of the U.S. team at the Hopman Cup last week.
"It's been a long time since I've really felt 100 per cent healthy, which I do now," said Fish, who finished in the top 10 for the first time last season. "And now I just need the matches and I need to get going again."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A northern Indiana judge has appointed a psychiatrist and a psychologist to evaluate the mental status of a former Notre Dame assistant football coach accused of striking his wife and holding her hostage in their home.
Corwin Brown's family has said they believe his actions leading to a seven-hour standoff with police last August might stem from brain trauma he suffered while playing college and pro football.
PARIS - Lawyers working to prove that Alberto Contador doped at the 2010 Tour de France came "very close" to walking out in protest at his hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, The Associated Press has learned.
The attorneys are upset over the silencing of testimony and the conduct of judges, including one with connections to Contador's home country, Spain, according to people directly involved in the case.
MINNEAPOLIS - Kobe Bryant scored 48 points — his fifth straight game with 25 or more — and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 99-83 Tuesday night to win their seventh straight at home and third in a row overall.
Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer, topped the 40-point mark for the first time this season, the first in the league to do so. He was 18 of 31 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws. Pau Gasol added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Derek Stepan's goal in the sixth round of a shootout lifted the New York Rangers past the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Stepan beat Mike Smith high to the glove side before Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped Coyotes captain Shane Doan to secure the win.
The Rangers, who won for the 10th time in 11 games, improved to 27-9-4 for an NHL-high 58 points and their best start since 1993-94, when they won the Stanley Cup. New York won its fifth straight overall and improved to 13-3-2 at home.
Calgary 6 New Jersey 3
Toronto 2 Buffalo 0
Ottawa 5 Pittsburgh 1
Vancouver 5 Tampa Bay 4 (SO)
Boston 5 Winnipeg 3
St. Louis 3 Montreal 0
N.Y. Islanders 5 Detroit 1
N.Y. Rangers 2 Phoenix 1 (SO)
Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1
Minnesota 5 San Jose 4 (SO)
Chicago 5 Columbus 2
Nashville 4 Colorado 1
Anaheim 5 Dallas 2
Toronto 4 St. John’s 2
Abbotsford 5 San Antonio 0
SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke was in a coma after suffering a serious injury while training on a superpipe Tuesday.
Burke, a halfpipe pioneer who lobbied tirelessly to get her sport included in the Winter Olympics, was airlifted from Park City, Utah to a Salt Lake City hospital after crashing at the end of a training run.