Aaron shakes up U.S. men’s skating with title — Max Aaron sure knows how to shake things up, jumping from fourth to first at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. It was the first title for the 20-year-old, who has done very little of note since winning the U.S. junior title two years ago. But if he keeps this up, there’s sure to be more success in store. Aaron finished with 255 points, almost four better than Ross Miner.
Hirscher wins World Cup slalom — Marcel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom for the 10th time in his career Sunday, drawing roars from a home crowd in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Hirscher became the first Austrian since Klaus Kroell in 2009 to win a race at the Hahnenkamm event, one of the classic stops on the men’s World Cup calendar. Ivica Kostelic of Croatia won the combined, which adds the slalom results to those from Saturday’s downhill. He became the first skier to win that competition four straight years.
Tina Maze wins slalom — Overall leader Tina Maze won a World Cup slalom Sunday before her home fans in Maribor, Slovenia, a day after she just missed capturing the giant slalom. She led after the opening run and finished the two runs in 1 minute, 33.68 seconds down the Radvanje course. Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was second, 0.86 seconds behind. Kathrin Zettel of Austria was third, 1.13 back.
U.S. Open to return to Winged Foot — The U.S. Open is returning to Winged Foot, the New York club with a history of clutch moments and one unforgettable collapse. The U.S. Golf Association will announce Monday that the West Course at Winged Foot will host the 2020 U.S. Open. Only two other courses — Oakmont and Baltusrol — will have held the national championship more times. Winged Foot was designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1923 and hosted its first U.S. Open six years later, when amateur Bobby Jones delivered one of the biggest shots in championship history with a 12-foot putt on the final hole to force a 36-hole playoff. He won the next day by 23 shots over Al Espinosa.
Pruett, Ganassi win 24 at Daytona — Humbled a year ago when both its cars failed to make the podium, Chip Ganassi Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona determined to pick up another victory watch. An eyebrow-raising lineup change that involved Juan Pablo Montoya showed just how serious the team was about winning, and it delivered Sunday with its fifth win in 10 appearances in the prestigious sports car race. The victory was the fifth for lead driver Scott Pruett, tying Hurley Haywood’s record for wins in the twice-around-the-clock race at Daytona International Speedway. The winning team of three-time defending Grand-Am drivers Pruett and Memo Rojas, along with Montoya and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball beat the Max Angelelli-led VelocityWW team by almost 22 seconds for the victory.
— From wire reports