Michigan State starting guard Eron Harris will need season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, ending his college career. Harris, a 6-3 transfer who played his first two seasons at West Virginia, was hurt in the second half of Michigan State’s 80-63 loss at No. 16 Purdue on Saturday. Harris had an MRI and the diagnosis was that surgery was required . . . Yante Maten, Georgia’s leading scorer, is out indefinitely with a sprained right knee. Bulldogs coach Mark Fox said he did not know when Maten could return, but it appeared surgery was not necessary and the 6-8 junior would make a full recovery ‘‘in time.’’ Maten has averaged 18.7 points this season, tops on the Bulldogs and third-best in the Southeastern Conference.
Chen lands place in history books
American figure skater Nathan Chen became the first man to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance at an ISU championship Sunday to win Four Continents in Pyeonchang, South Korea. The 17-year-old US champion set international-best scores across the board, finishing with 307.46 points, while holding off a challenge by Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who was first in Sunday’s free skate. ‘‘This feels great,’’ said Chen, who grew up in Utah.. ‘‘This is the first [international] championship event that I’ve won. I had a good lead coming out of the short program, which really benefited me in the long program.’’ Chen credited China’s Jin Boyang for pushing the younger crop of skaters to expand the envelopes on four-rotation jumps. Chen opened his routine with a quadruple lutz-triple toe loop combination at the Gangneung Ice Arena and followed with four more quads in a free skate that received 204.34 points. After his first jump, he added a quad flip, quad toe, quad toe-double toe, and a quad salchow. ‘‘I tried five quads today and I landed three of the five solidly,’’ Chen said. ‘‘The other two were a little shaky, so that’s something I need to improve on for the worlds.’’ Hanyu, third after the short program, was second overall with 303.71 points. Shoma Uno, also of Japan, was third with 288.85. Hanyu had four quadruple jumps to top the free skate with 206.67 points.
Hirscher regains slalom title
Leaving no doubt over who was the standout skier at the world championships, Marcel Hirscher regained his slalom title Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Austrian star also took gold in St. Moritz in giant slalom and silver in combined — and that loss was by just 0.01 seconds. Ending with his best event, Hirscher held his first-run lead to finish 0.68 faster than Austrian teammate Manuel Feller, who had been only seventh fastest in the morning. ‘‘It was super easy for me mentally to [go] into this race,’’ said Hirscher. ‘‘Now I think the perfect championships are over.’’ Hirscher, 27, celebrated by raising both arms in the air, and skidded to a sudden stop deep in the finish area before falling to the snow. Felix Neureuther earned Germany’s first medal of the 11-event championships, taking bronze 0.93 behind his long-time rival. Neureuther also won bronze two years ago when Hirscher wasted a first-run lead . . . Susan Dunklee of Barton, Vt., finished second at the world championships at Hochfilzen, Austria to become the first American woman to medal in a major biathlon competition. It was the second medal of these championships for the United States. Lowell Bailey won the men’s 20-kilometer individual competition Thursday for the first American gold medal. Simon Schempp and Laura Dahlmeier won the mass start world titles, raising Germany’s haul to seven gold medals and eight overall. Dunklee led most of her race, but was overtaken on the final kilometer, in the skiing portion. Dahlmeier won by 4.6 seconds. ‘‘I have been working on my shooting speed this year so my shooting is a lot faster and that really paid off today,’’ said Dunklee, adding she knew Dahlmeier would be the faster skier. ‘‘I tried to do everything I could to stay emotionally detached and just keep my patience.’’ . . . Russian biathletes decided to sing their national anthem without any instrumental accompaniment after organizers played an outdated version in an embarrassing medal ceremony. The ceremony was interrupted when it became clear that the old version of the anthem was being used to honor Russia’s victory in Saturday night’s 4×7.5-kilometer relay. However, Alexey Volkov, Maxim Tsvetkov, Anton Babikov, and Anton Shipulin didn’t wait for the correct version to be played and started singing their national anthem unaccompanied. The incident came just one week after the United States Tennis Association had to apologize after an outdated version of the German national anthem was performed before a Fed Cup quarterfinal match in Hawaii . . . Germany’s Francesco Friedrich was again fastest in both runs to beat Justin Kripps of Canada for his fourth straight world championship in two-man bobsled in Koenigssee, Germany. Friedrich, who held a 0.52-lead from Saturday’s opening heats, clocked 49.17 seconds and then 48.94 with his brakeman Thorsten Margis for a combined time of 3:16.71 after four runs — 1.20 ahead of Kripps and Jesse Lumsden. ‘‘We were simply unbeatable this week,’’ the 26-year-old Friedrich said. American pilot Steven Holcomb was seventh with Carlo Valdes, 1.68 back.
Donaldson deals with calf strain
Third baseman Josh Donaldson has a right calf strain and will be evaluated daily by the Blue Jays, according to MLB.com. Donaldson was injured Dunedin, Fla., while doing sprinting drills Friday and said he “felt something” in his calf . . . Manny Machado, a two-time Gold Glove winner at third base, will play shortstop for the Dominican Republic in next month’s World Baseball Classic, and with the Orioles’ everyday shortstop, J.J. Hardy, injured, he’s getting to play as much short as he wants before his March 5 departure . . . Lefthander Jorge De La Rosa signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks. De La Rosa, 35, will make $2.25 million if he makes the roster, with $1 million in starter incentives and $600,000 in bullpen incentives. He is the Rockies’ all-time leader in wins and strikeouts . . . The Dodgers released first baseman Darin Ruf, who was acquired from Philadelphia in November as part of the Howie Kendrick trade . . . Dellin Betances doesn’t feel he needs to talk with Randy Levine after the Yankees president called the reliever a victim of ‘‘over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality’’ by his representatives at an arbitration hearing Friday won by the team. The Yankees beat Betances in the year’s final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request. Levine, on Saturday after the decision was announced, said he felt bad that Betances ‘‘was used that way by his agents.’’ ‘‘I don’t feel like I need to speak to him,’’ Betances said Sunday. ‘‘I don’t know how they feel on their part. I’m just going to try to get ready, prepare for the season. Try to help my teammates as much as I can win ballgames and perform the best I can.’’ . . . The Dodgers traded veteran lefthander Vidal Nuno to the Orioles for minor league righthander Ryan Moseley. Nuno never pitched for the Dodgers, who acquired him from Seattle last November in a trade for catcher Carlos Ruiz. Nuno is 5-20 with a 4.02 ERA in 126 big-league appearances with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Mariners. He signed a $1.25 million, one-year deal in January. The 22-year-old Moseley made a solid pro debut last season at Single-A Aberdeen. He was Baltimore’s eighth-round pick from Texas Tech in 2016. The Dodgers needed to clear a spot on their 40-man roster before announcing the signing of veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who was seen at their spring training complex in Arizona earlier Sunday.
Harrison wins title in Memphis
Ryan Harrison served up the ace that won him his first career ATP World Tour title, then stuck both hands over his head pointing index fingers skyward in celebration. Better yet, Harrison won the Memphis Open before family, friends, and supporters. Harrison beat Nikoloz Basilashvili, 6-1, 6-4. Harrison, 24, took the first set in 27 minutes before fighting off 10 break points in the second to win the match in 1 hour, 16 minutes. For the match, Harrison saved all 12 break points faced . . . Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. Dolgopolov won his third ATP singles title and his first in five years. . . . Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clinched his 13th career title, rallying from a set down to beat David Goffin, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the final of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The sixth-seeded Frenchman hit 10 aces and, although he dropped his serve twice, he broke the third-seeded Goffin’s serve four times . . . Krystyna Pliskova came from a set down to upset 16th-seeded Roberta Vinci, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The 58th-ranked Pliskova, who played under the watchful eye of her twin sister, second-seeded Karolina, was facing defeat as Vinci served for the match at 6-3, 5-4. But Pliskova won the next four games, and then broke Vinci’s serve in the sixth game of the third set to secure the victory. Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur posted the first upset of the tournament, beating 14th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-4.
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Police say they arrested a former NFL player Stanley Wilson II after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off — something he has been arrested for in the past. Police went to the Woodburn, Ore., home Saturday after being told someone was making alarming statements. The homeowner told authorities that the former Lions cornerback was acting erratically and tried to get into the house. Arriving officers say Wilson emerged from a backyard shed and was naked. He was taken to Marion County Jail. Police say Wilson had been shot by a homeowner in June in a similar incident in Portland and was arrested in January when he was found naked outside a residence in Portland . . . Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male, won a girls regional championship in Allen, Texas, after a female opponent forfeited the match. Beggs, a Euless Trinity High junior who is undefeated this season, hugged losing opponent Madeline Rocha from Coppell on the victory stand Saturday after their match for the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship never took place when Rocha declined to wrestle. Beggs and Rocha advance to the state championships next weekend. A Coppell lawyer and wrestling parent filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the University Interscholastic League, the agency that governs Texas high school athletics, seeking to have Beggs suspended for steroid use. Beggs is taking testosterone and Jim Baudhuin’s lawsuit contends allowing Beggs to compete while using testosterone exposes other athletes to ‘‘imminent threat of bodily harm.’’ Beggs identifies as male but must compete against girls because of two UIL rules, one requiring student-athletes to compete as the gender listed on their birth certificate, and the other prohibiting boys from wrestling girls. Beggs’s grandmother and guardian, Nancy Beggs, said Beggs wants to compete against boys but will follow UIL rules. The Texas Education Code and UIL rules prevent steroid use, but the code allows their use if ‘‘dispensed, prescribed, delivered and administered by a medical practitioner for a valid medical purpose.’’