Wagner earns U.S. championship
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ashley Wagner rallied to win her first U.S. women's title on Saturday. Third after the short program, she did enough in her long program to win despite missing slightly on a triple salchow and a triple flip. Then she got help.
Agnes Zawadzi, who won the short program, fell twice and brushed up against the boards on a another jump. And two-time champion Alissa Czisny put her hand on the ice after one jump and fell on another. Wagner finished with 187.02 points, 7.02 more than Czisny. Zawadzki was third.
Ice dance: Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their fourth consecutive U.S. title. They finished with 191.54 points, beating siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani by 12.7 points. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohu were third. Davis and White were so dominant, their free dance score, 114.65 points, was higher than three couples' total score.
European championship: Russia's Evgeni Plushenko did a quadruple jump on his way to winning his seventh title in Sheffield, England. Compatriot Artur Gachinski, the short program winner, was second, 14.96 behind. Italy's Carolina Kostner, who led after the short program, won her fourth title. She finished with 183.55 points, 24.61 more than Finland's Kiira Korpi.
Oswalt reportedly heading to Cardinals
RHP Roy Oswalt will sign with the Cardinals, ESPN.com reported. "These are just rumors and nothing more," Cardinals GM John Mozeliak wrote in an email to ESPN.com, Back problems have plagued Oswalt, 34, for the past several seasons. He did make 23 starts for the Phillies last season, going 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA.
Hall of Famer falls: Ex-Orioles star 3B Brooks Robinson broke his collarbone in a fall Friday in Hollywood, Fla. Robinson, 74, was at a dinner for the Joe DiMaggio Legends game. He leaned back in his chair, expecting to hit a wall. But he fell 6 to 8 feet. "I understand he is doing fine," said Kevin Janser of the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation. "But I really don't know any more details."
Greyhounds: Meacham Field of Red Oak Racing won his first stakes, the $10,000 Matinee Idol at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. He ran 550 yards in 30.65 seconds. Hwj Isabelle was second.
horses: Mucho Macho Man won the $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, beating Ron the Greek by 11/2 lengths. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez and trained by Kathy Ritvo, Mucho Macho Man ran 11/8 miles in 1:47.91.
Skiing: Lindsey Vonn won her eighth World Cup downhill of the season in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The American finished two runs in 1 minute, 43.65 seconds, 1.57 seconds faster than Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch. Vonn extended her lead in the overall and downhill standings.
Times wires, Don Jensen, Times correspondent