Humphries wins World Cup bobsled race, Meyers Taylor crashes

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) Canada's Kaillie Humphries started her World Cup season in the best way possible.

Elana Meyers Taylor could not say the same.

Humphries teamed with Cynthia Appiah to win the season debut race at the Whistler Sliding Center on Saturday, finishing their two runs in 1 minute, 46.53 seconds and posting the fastest time in both heats. Christina Hengster and Sanne Monique Dekker of Austria were second in 1:46.77, and Jamie Greubel Poser and Lauren Gibbs of the U.S. took the bronze in in 1:46.86.

Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.

"I don't even like saying all that," he said. (MORE)

Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec completes Lake Louise downhill sweep

LAKE LOUIS, Alberta (AP) Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec completed a Lake Louise breakthrough downhill sweep Saturday.

"I think all the world knows right now," the 26-year-old Stuhec said when asked about her speed. (MORE)

England cap unbeaten year by beating Wallabies 37-21

LONDON (AP) Halftime couldn't come soon enough for England.

How the English were only three points behind was as staggering as how easily Australia was cutting them to shreds before a full house at Twickenham on Saturday. (MORE)

Saunders successfully defends title against Akavov

PAISLEY, Scotland (AP) Billy Joe Saunders enjoyed a successful first defense of his WBO middleweight title against Artur Akavov on Saturday night, with the British boxer starting slowly but finishing the 12-rounder strongly.

The three judges called it 116-113, 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Saunders (24-0) at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley. (MORE)

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