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VAL DISERE, France -- It was another great day for Norway in the first mens speed race of the season with Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal finishing 1-2 in a super-G on Friday.Svindal, back racing 10 months after sustaining a serious knee injury, was 0.17 seconds slower than Jansrud, the Olympic champion in super-G. Jansrud won in 1 minute, 21.66 seconds.Im very surprised, said Svindal, who has had only three weeks of top-level training since rupturing his right ACL in a downhill at Kitzbuehel, Austria. I was fairly nervous but what can you do? Just try your best, right.Svindal punched the air with both fists when he posted the fastest time as the fifth starter. Jansrud went down two racers later and topped it.To pull off a double victory is quite extraordinary, said Jansrud, the favorite for the marquee downhill on Saturday. It was a pretty emotional day for both of us.Dominik Paris of Italy was third, 0.41 behind Jansrud, on a course setting that suited downhill specialists. They had ideal racing conditions until the sun dipped behind the mountains.A stellar Norway mens team earned 19 wins last season and got its first this season in the third race.The team has dominated in super-G with three different Norwegians -- Svindal, Jansrud and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde -- combining to win the past five season-long titles in the discipline.Svindal said their high standards in training helped him return at such a high level.I have the best teammates in the world, the two-time overall World Cup winner said. Without my team, I would have no chance.Still, the 33-year-old Svindal has defied serious injury throughout his career to return just as strong and fast.After sustaining multiple injuries in a wipeout in Beaver Creek, Colorado, in November 2007, Svindal came back the next season to win his second overall title.He did not race in the 2014-15 World Cup because of an Achilles injury, yet returned to dominate last season by winning four of five downhills. Svindal led the overall standings when he crashed in the classic Kitzbuehel race.I think a lot of it is mental strength, Svindal said. A lot of it is being relaxed about it. What happens, happens. Just make the best of the situation.The mens circuit made an early return to Europe after losing two weekends in North America -- in Beaver Creek and Lake Louise, Canada -- because of a lack of snow.Val dIsere stepped in to take the super-G, downhill and giant slalom races scheduled for Beaver Creek.Two American racers posted impressive results despite starting after the sunshine mostly disappeared. Travis Ganong, wearing No. 27, placed seventh, 0.75 behind Jansrud. From starting 61st, Ryan Cochran-Siegle took a career-best 15th place, 1.24 back.Cochran-Siegle had not raced a World Cup super-G since the 2013 world championships in Schladming, Austria. There, the Vermont native suffered a serious knee injury.That was an amazing performance, United States head coach Sasha Rearick said of Cochran-Siegles return. He has had many operations, major operations. Im super proud of him.The powerful Austria team struggled, with 10th-place Max Franz its best finisher.Austrian officials had pushed for a new way of deciding the starting order in speed races, and it was used for the first time Friday.The 10 best-ranked super-G racers chose their bib number in order among the odd numbers 1 through 19. The next 10 ranked picked from the even numbers.Kilde, the defending World Cup super-G champion, picked No. 3, ahead of Jansrud then Svindal. They proved smart choices as the top five finishers all started between Nos. 4 and 11. Bobby Massie Jersey . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. Bears Jerseys China . 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Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. LOS ANGELES -- Monique Billings had 16 points and eight rebounds to help No. 10 UCLA rout Hawaii 72-49 on Sunday for its 17th consecutive victory at Pauley Pavilion.UCLA (6-1) raced to a 19-2 run, and Billings scored 12 of those points -- mostly inside the paint. The Bruins led 21-3 after the first quarter. Hawaii (2-6) missed 10 of 11 shots in the period.Billings also had three assists, three steals and two blocks.I would say its the focus, having a will to dominate, Billings said. ... Just be tough every possession.Hawaii (2-6) had great trouble setting up plays offensively and breaking UCLAs fullcourt press. Guard Sarah Toeaina led the Rainbow Wahine with 16 points, and Briana Harris had 10 points, all in the second half. Hawaii suited up and played just seven players.Nicole Kornet hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second quarter to give UCLA a 45-17 lead at halftime. She and teammate Kari Korver had a high-flying celebration afterward.It went in, it was fun and it was a good way to end the half, Korbut said.The Bruins had as much as a 33-point lead in the third quarter.Hawaii improved in the second half and outscored UCLA 32-27 in the third and fourth quarters combined.We started to believe that we could at least complete with them, maybe not beat them but compete with them, Hawaii coach Laura Beeman said. I also think UCLA held the reigns back a little to work their stuff, and that allowed us to get in a little rhythm a little bit. I think we competed better in the second half and didnt turn the ball over as much.BIG PICTUREHawaii played back-to-back Top-10 opponents in Mississippi State and UCLA, givingg it an opportunity to test its mettle against the countrys best.ddddddddddddHawaii must work on breaking a fullcourt press and its interior defense.UCLA didnt get much out of the game except that it throttled an opponent it was expected to and continued its home dominance at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins have 21 straight wins over unranked teams at home.POLL IMPLICATIONSUCLA is likely to stay in the Top 10 after its lone game of the week.QUOTE OF THE GAMERight after our practice ended ... the whole team and all of our scout guys were totally cheering them on. Theyre a great bunch of young men, and weve appreciated the support of their coaching staff. I honestly think theres not a better mens point guard and womens point guard in all of college basketball. Its just a fun time to be a part of UCLA basketball. -- UCLA coach Cori Close on the success of the mens and womens teams and watching the end of UCLAs win over Kentucky on SaturdaySTAT OF THE GAMEUCLA held Hawaii to just three points in the first quarter, the fewest points allowed in a quarter since the womens game instituted four quarters instead of two halves last season.UP NEXTHawaii returns home and is off for a week before hosting Hawaii Pacific on Dec. 11. Then its back to its usual schedule logging plenty of air miles as it plays at Nevada and Boise State.UCLA is off for another week before it hosts Michigan on Dec. 11. After that, the Bruins play three consecutive road games -- at UC Santa Barbara, South Carolina and North Carolina AT&T. ' ' '

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