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  • Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrates winning the women's super-combined at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrates winning the women's super-combined at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrates winning the women's super-combined at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrates winning the women's super-combined at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

  • Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams (9) talks with Aaron Hill during the Diamondbacks' team workouts Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks will face the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of National League division series Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams (9) talks with Aaron Hill during the Diamondbacks' team workouts Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks will face the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of National League division series Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

  • This is a 2012 photo of Cam Cameron of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Monday, June 11, 2012 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

    This is a 2012 photo of Cam Cameron of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Monday, June 11, 2012 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

  • Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrates winning the women's super-combined at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
  • Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch celebrates winning the women's super-combined at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.8,2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams (9) talks with Aaron Hill during the Diamondbacks' team workouts Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks will face the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of National League division series Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • This is a 2012 photo of Cam Cameron of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Monday, June 11, 2012 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

ALPINE SKIING

Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch wins super-combined world title

SCHLADMING, Austria – Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany won the super-combined title at the world championships.

Hoefl-Riesch was fourth after the downhill portion yesterday before posting the second-fastest time in the slalom to finish in 2 minutes, 39.92 seconds. The German beat Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.46.

Former overall champion Nicole Hosp was one second behind in third to earn Austria a first medal at its home worlds.

Maze had shared the lead after the first run with Austria’s Anna Fenninger, who straddled a gate and failed to finish the slalom.

BASEBALL

Figgins signs minor-league contract with Marlins

MIAMI – Third baseman Chone Figgins signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins with an invitation to their major-league camp beginning next week.

Figgins, who signed yesterday, hit .181 in 66 games with Seattle last season. He’s a .277 career hitter with 337 stolen bases in 11 seasons, all in the American League.

Placido Polanco, 37, is expected to be the Marlins’ starting third baseman.

BASEBALL

D-backs, Hill agree to
three-year, $35 million deal

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks and Aaron Hill reached a deal that will keep him under contract through the 2016 season.

The deal adds three years and $35 million to his existing deal, which pays him $5.5 million this year. That means the overall contract is worth $40.5 million over the next four years.

The 30-year-old second baseman hit a career-high .302 with 26 home runs, 44 doubles and 85 RBI last season, earning him a Silver Slugger award, the first for a Diamondbacks infielder. He came to Arizona as part of a trade with Toronto in August 2011 and was a big part of the team’s stretch run to the NL West title that year.

Hill hit for the cycle twice in an 11-day span last season. The only other player to hit for the cycle two times in a season during the modern era of baseball was Babe Herman of Brooklyn in 1931.

NBA

Sixers G Richardson out
for year with knee injury

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Richardson started 33 games for the Sixers this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.21 steals across 28.4 minutes per game. He had 40 steals, but missed the past eight games with the injury before the team ultimately decided on the surgery.

Philadelphia is just 21-27, four games behind the No. 8 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

FOOTBALL

Source: LSU in talks to bring in Cameron as coordinator

A person familiar with the situation said former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is in talks with LSU Coach Les Miles to run the Tigers’ offense.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity yesterday because the deal was not yet complete. The person said LSU hopes to have an official announcement next week.

Cameron was fired by Ravens Coach John Harbaugh after a Week 14 loss to the Washington Redskins. After some late-season struggles, Baltimore went on to win the Super Bowl with former Colts coach Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator.

TENNIS

Nadal reaches singles
semifinals in Chile

VINA DEL MAR, Chile – Rafael Nadal won his first of two matches yesterday in a test of his sore left knee, defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver, 6-1, 6-4, to reach the semifinals of the VTR Open.

Nadal had not played for seven months until he took the court earlier this week in the Pacific coastal resort city. With a doubles match set for later yesterday, Nadal will have played five matches in four days. He’s yet to lose a set.

If he wins in doubles, he’ll play two more matches today – the doubles final and a singles semifinal.

TENNIS

Cilic, Youzhny reach
Zagreb Indoors semifinals

ZAGREB, Croatia – Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia ousted Blaz Kavcic, 6-3, 7-6 (5), yesterday to set up a Zagreb Indoors semifinal against defending champion Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.

Youzhny reached the semifinals by defeating Croatia’s Ivan Dodig, 6-3, 6-2, without a break point. The third-seeded Youzhny broke for a 4-2 lead in the first set and took a 4-0 advantage in the second.

Earlier, fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria earned the 300th tour win of his career to set up a semifinal against Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Melzer defeated Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4, in the quarterfinals, while Haase ousted Philipp Petzschner of Germany, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

TENNIS

Gasquet, Nieminen reach semifinals in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France – Richard Gasquet of France beat ailing countryman Julien Benneteau, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, at the Open Sud de France yesterday to reach his second semifinal of the season.

Gasquet, seeded third, will next play Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, who advanced to the last four with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

Michael Llodra and eighth-seeded Benoit Paire also won quarterfinals and will meet in today’s other semifinal to guarantee a French finalist.

Llodra hit 11 aces in a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win against Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic, sealing the victory with a volley at the net. Paire beat fourth-seeded Gilles Simon, 7-5, 7-6 (4), in another all-French match.

LUGE

Germans Wendl, Arlt win World Cup doubles

LAKE PLACID, New York – World champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany wrapped up the luge World Cup doubles title yesterday with a victory on the Mount Van Hoevenberg course.

Wendl and Arlt completed the two runs in combined time of 1 minute, 28.256 seconds to finish 0.131 seconds ahead of Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria. The Italian team of Christain Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber was third.

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