–PLUSHENKO, LIPNITSKAIA GIVE RUSSIA ITS FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF SOCHI GAMES IN TEAM FIGURE SKATING
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A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice. He saw it Sunday night from a countrywoman half his age. And he is certain Russia’s figure skating future is secure in the skates of Julia Lipnitskaia, saying ”She is a genius.”
–MORE MOYES MISERY AS MAN UNITED IS HELD 2-2 BY FULHAM; TOTTENHAM GOES 5TH WITH EVERTON WIN
So often the beneficiary of late goals under Alex Ferguson, it seems everything is being turned on its head at Manchester United under David Moyes after his team’s latest stumble in the Premier League.
–JIMMY WALKER PICKS UP 3RD WIN OF THE SEASON, HANGING ON AT PEBBLE BEACH
Jimmy Walker led by as many as six shots Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am before he had to make a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 2-over 74 and a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner.
–CLIPPERS GET PAUL BACK, BUILD 56-POINT LEAD IN 3RD QUARTER AND HUMILIATE 76ERS 123-78
Blake Griffin had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Los Angeles Clippers stormed out to a 31-point lead in the first quarter with Chris Paul back in the lineup before downing the Philadelphia 76ers 123-78.
-GAEL MONFILS BEATS RICHARD GASQUET IN OPEN SUD DE FRANCE FINAL FOR 5TH CAREER TITLE
Gael Monfils beat top-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the Open Sud de France to claim his fifth career title. In an all-French match against the defending champion, Monfils did not face any break points – hitting 34 winners to 17 for Gasquet, and serving nine aces to zero for his opponent.