Quick hits — Gamecocks win two shutouts in tennis

January 19, 2014 

Tennis

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Winter sports

Summer stars on bobsled team

Summer Olympic medalists Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Williams is a three-time summer Olympian who helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the London Games. Jones is a two-time veteran of the summer games in the 100-meter hurdles, missing out on gold in Beijing after a late stumble. ...

At Val St. Come, Quebec, Alex Bilodeau of Canada won his third straight World Cup moguls, edging teammate Mikael Kingsbury. ...

An Islamic terrorist group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month, and posted a video threatening to strike the Sochi Games. ...

At Stoneham, Quebec, Maxence Parrot of Canada won the men’s slopestyle at the Snowboard Jamboree for his first World Cup victory. Christy Prior of New Zealand took the women’s event. ...

At Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Shaun White’s quest for a historic three-peat is on. The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist will lead the U.S. team. White received an automatic berth on the four-man team by winning the final qualifying event. White will be joined by 2010 Olympian Greg Bretz and Olympic newcomers Danny Davis and Taylor Gold. Kelly Clark will make her fourth Olympic appearance. The 2002 champion will be joined by 2006 gold medalist Hannah Teter.

Track

Ex-distance great dies

Christopher Chataway, a former 5,000-meter world record-holder who set the pace when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in 1954, has died in England. He was 82. Chataway was knighted in 1995.

COLLEGE TENNIS

Gamecocks win two shutouts

South Carolina topped Furman, 7-0, and The Citadel, 7-0, at the Carolina Tennis Center. ... The Clemson men’s team beat Presbyterian 6-1, then followed with a 7-0 drubbing of Gardner-Webb.

SOCCER

Chelsea buries Manchester United

In London, Samuel Eto’o capitalized on a slack defense for his first Chelsea hat trick in a 3-1 victory over Manchester United that further underlined the struggles of the Premier League champions under first-year manager David Moyes. United, the defending English champions, have seven league losses. ... Former England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died at 93. Williams played against the United States in the 1950 World Cup, a 1-0 victory by the Americans in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, that is one of the great upsets in soccer history. The lone goal was scored by Joe Gaetjens in the first half. Williams was nicknamed “The Cat” for his spectacular saves.

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