February 15, 2009
Towson's Katie Hoff won two events on the second day of the Missouri Grand Prix on in Columbia. Hoff won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 13.21seconds. Hoff also finished first in the 400 freestyle, nearly two seconds ahead of the competition.
Golf: Angela Stanford spoiled Michelle Wie's bid for a victory in her first start as an LPGA Tour member, overcoming a three-stroke deficit to win the season-opening SBS Open by three shots in Kahuku, Hawaii. Stanford closed with a 2-under-par 70 for a 10-under 206 total. Wie had a disappointing 73. ... Dustin Johnson shot a 5-under 67, giving him a four-shot lead over Mike Weir heading into a final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. Johnson was at 15-under 201. ... Gil Morgan shot a flawless 7-under 65 and finished tied with Tom Jenkins (67) at 10-under 134 after two rounds of the Champions Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
Soccer: AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti remains hopeful to sign David Beckham to a permanent contract, despite the Los Angeles Galaxy's ruling out further talk about a deal. "We've still got 20 days to close the deal. Galaxy has forced the situation, but there's time before March 9," Ancelotti told the ANSA news agency.
College basketball: Stephen Curry injured his left ankle during Davidson's 75-60 win over Furman. It was unclear how long the nation's leading scorer could be out.
NHL: Four-time Vezina Trophy winner Martin Brodeur practiced with the Devils for the first time since having elbow surgery in November and hopes to play in a game within 10 days. ... Penguins defenseman Philippe Boucher is out indefinitely after undergoing left foot surgery. ... Controversial forward Sean Avery appeared in his first competitive hockey game in two months, with the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolfpack. Avery was involved in two minor scrapes in the game.
Cycling: Lance Armstrong has returned to competitive cycling in his native country with a smooth 10th-place finish in the prologue to the Tour of California. The seven-time Tour de France winner finished the 2.4-mile course in 4 minutes, 37.17 seconds, coming in just 4.3 seconds off the pace set by Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara.
Skiing: Germany's Maria Riesch won the slalom at the world championships in Val d'Isere, France. The United States' Lindsey Vonn was second after the opening run but fell after deciding to compete four days after having surgery on a severed tendon in her right thumb.
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