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YSU wins diving titles

INDIANAPOLIS

McKenzie Stelter and Bethany Glick each earned diving event titles while Tiphaine Saint-Gilles won the as the Youngstown State’s swim team concluded a busy weekend in Indianapolis at the Butler Invitational.

Saint-Gilles won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:24.51. She took first in the event by a second-and-a-half. She was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.73.

In the one-meter, Glick won with a score of 215.15 while Stelter was second with a 195.10. In the three-meter, Stelter was first with a score of 246.25 and Glick was second with a 231.10.

YSU had a strong performance in the 200 butterfly with two finishers in the top four. Aida Jurinovics was second with a time of 2:07.08 while Haley Fisher was fourth with a 2:10.57. Taylor Bishop was third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:12.45.

The Penguins placed third in six-team Invitational scoring 451 points. YSU finished ahead of Southern Illinois, Butler and Valparaiso. Saint Louis won the Invitational with a 722.5 while Xavier was second with a 698.5.

Team USA GM dies unexpectedly

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53.

Johannson passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher says the organization is “beyond shocked and profoundly saddened” by the loss of the Rochester, Minn., native.

Johannson began working for USA Hockey in 2000 after spending five years as the general manager of the Twin Cities Vulcans in the United States Hockey League. He was promoted to assistant executive director of hockey operations in 2007, overseeing the organization’s efforts in fielding teams for international competition.

He played college hockey at Wisconsin and helped the Badgers win the NCAA championship as a freshman. He also was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1988 and 1992.

Miami DB’s career over after neck injury

CORAL GABLES, Fla.

Miami cornerback Malek Young’s football career is over.

The Hurricanes announced Sunday that a neck injury Young sustained during last month’s Orange Bowl against Wisconsin will require career-ending surgery to repair.

Young will remain on scholarship for the remainder of his academic career. Miami did not reveal the specifics of his injury.

“After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff we have determined that my football career should come to an end,” Young said in a statement released by the university. “I look forward to getting healthy, working towards my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me.”

Kristoffersen wins World Cup slalom

KITZBUEHEL, Austria

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won a men’s World Cup slalom Sunday, ending Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak.

Carrying a 1.05-second lead over the Austrian from the opening run, Kristoffersen lost only 0.08 of his advantage in a wild second run in dense snowfall to claim his first victory of the season and 16th overall.

Kristoffersen set a World Cup record earlier this season by getting podiums in the first six slaloms without winning a race.

Tommy Fleetwood retains HSBC title

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates

Tommy Fleetwood successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title on Sunday after a sensational back nine to clinch the win.

The 27-year-old Englishman, who celebrated his birthday on Friday, started the final round two shots behind overnight leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters, and an indifferent front nine saw him make the turn five shots behind Fisher.

Staff/wire report

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