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December 1, 2013 

APTOPIX Womens World Cup Giant Slalom Skiing

Mikaela Shiffrin raises her arms after crossing the finish line on her second run during the women's World Cup giant slalom skiing event, in Beaver Creek, Colo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Shiffrin finished second place.

ALESSANDRO TROVATI — AP

Skiing

American teen gets second

At Beaver Creek, Colo, Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden won a World Cup giant slalom on Sunday, holding off 18-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin with a fluid final run. Lindell-Vikarby finished the two runs on a demanding Beaver Creek course in 2 minutes, 17.92 seconds, with Shiffrin 0.09 seconds behind. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein took third. Shiffrin is building a fan following similar to that of the injured Lindsey Vonn. ...

At Lake Louise, Alberta, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway captured a World Cup super-G, the third straight year he has won this event at Lake Louise. Svdinal finished in 1 minute, 28.53 seconds. He was followed by two Austrians — Matthias Mayer in 1:28.77 and Georg Streitberger in 1:28.91.

NHL

Canucks edge Hurricanes

At Raleigh, Ryan Kesler scored two goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Jordan Staal and Nathan Gerbe scored 10 seconds apart for Carolina in the opening 49 seconds of the second period. ...

In Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in his return to Ottawa, leading Detroit to a 4-2 victory. ...

At Dallas, Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout, and Devan Dubnyk come on in relief of injured goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and helped Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over Dallas.

Baseball

Twins get Hughes

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract with right-hander Phil Hughes. Hughes went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. The Twins are hoping the 27-year-old will fare better in pitcher-friendly Target Field than he did pitching in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. Hughes joins Ricky Nolasco in the new-look Twins rotation. The Twins had the worst starting staff in the majors last year and have spent $73 million to upgrade it.

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