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Auto racing

NASCAR's Stewart injures arm in flip

Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart injured his right arm after he flipped his car during a qualifying race for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, complained of pain in his arm after Friday night's race at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. A spokesman for Stewart said X-rays and a CT scan were both negative.

Dakar Rally -- For the second day in a row, a boy died after being hit by a vehicle involved in the race in Senegal. A support truck hit and killed a 12-year-old boy yesterday, said organizers of the cross-continental road race - which ends today.

Horse racing

4-year-old filly gets top price at sale

Passageway, a 4-year-old filly, drew the top price of $210,000 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale in Lexington, Ky. Passageway, by Gold Fever, was sold to Chelsea Bloodstock.

Skiing

Rahlves wins third downhill of season

Daron Rahlves became the first American in more than a decade to win on the Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland. Rahlves finished in 2 minutes, 30.54 seconds. Michael Walchhofer, the reigning World Cup downhill champion, was .40 of a second behind. His Austrian teammate, Olympic downhill champion Fritz Strobl, was third. American Bode Miller, who spent part of the week apologizing for comments he made about skiing while intoxicated, finished 11th - 2.41 seconds back - after a couple of mistakes.

Women's World Cup -- Janica Kostelic won her first World Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, building on her lead in the overall standings. Lindsey Kildow of the United States finished 18th and lost the lead in the World Cup downhill standings to Michaela Dorfmeister, who was third.

Olympics -- International Olympic Committee executive Gilbert Felli believes the Olympic ski courses are ready for competition, saying he doesn't think a lack of snow in Turin will be a problem next month.

Tennis

Roddick wins title at Kooyong exhibition

Andy Roddick fended off four set points in the second set and held off a determined Tommy Haas, 6-3, 7-6 (6), to win the Kooyong exhibition tournament in Melbourne, Australia. "I'm happy with the way I'm hitting the ball," Roddick said.

High Schools

Wrestler Jenifer wins 1st tournament

Trevon Jenifer (103 pounds) of Huntingtown High in Calvert County, who was born with no legs below his waist, won his first wrestling tournament at the high school level, 4-0, over Chas Guy of Chopticon at South River. A second-year wrestler, Jenifer was named Outstanding Lowerweight Wrestler and improved to 16-3 after going 17-18 last season.

Delmarva Classic -- Arundel sophomore wrestler Nicole Woody (103) defeated River Hill's Nathan White at Wicomico High to become the first female to win a state varsity wrestling tournament.

Et cetera

Denmark's Kessler retains WBA title

Denmark's Mikkel Kessler retained his World Boxing Association super middleweight title when Canadian Eric Lucas quit in the 10th round in Copenhagen, Germany. Kessler improved to 37-0 with 27 knockouts. Lucas, 33, is a former WBC super middleweight champ. He dropped to 38-7-3.

Speed skating -- Claudia Pechstein of Germany skated two consistent races to take the overall lead halfway through the European speed skating championships in Hamar, Norway.

Luge -- Armin Zoeggeler of Italy clinched his fifth overall World Cup title after winning his fourth race of the season in Igls, Austria. Zoeggeler finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.121 seconds to beat Reinhold Rainer by .580 of a second.

College football -- Miami fullback Quadtrine Hill and Tulane safety Tra Boger each scored two touchdowns to lead the East to a 41-3 victory over the West in the All-American Classic in Las Vegas. Hill had a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He scored again in the second on a pass from Central Michigan quarterback Kent Smith.

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