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Winter Roundup: Kowalczyk, Cologna win World Cup sprints

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OTEPAA, Estonia (AP) -- Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland edged Marit Bjoergen of Norway to win a 1.2-kilometer classic cross-country World Cup race.

Kowalczyk kept her lead throughout Saturday's race before finishing 0.1 seconds ahead of the World Cup leader in 3 minutes, 18.4 seconds.

Russia's Natalia Matveeva took third, 0.9 seconds back.

In the men's 1.4-kilometer event, Dario Cologna of Switzerland finished 0.3 seconds in front of Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad after clocking 3:29.8.

Eirik Brandsdal of Norway was third.

Schlierenzauer wins World Cup ski jump

ZAKOPANE, Poland (AP) -- Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria sealed his 39th World Cup ski jump victory on Saturday.

He finished with 300.3 points after making jumps of 131.5 and 132 meters on the large hill. Richard Freitag of Germany finished 3.5 points behind him with 296.8 points after two leaps of 131 meters.

Anders Bardal of Norway was third.

Germany's Arndt wins two-man bobsled World Cup

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) -- Maximilian Arndt of Germany got his first victory in a two-man bobsled World Cup on Saturday to close the gap on overall leader Beat Hefti of Switzerland.

Arndt and brakeman Marko Huebenbecker edged Hefti and Thomas Lamparter by 0.16 seconds, winning in a combined two-run 2 minutes 14.51 seconds.

Manuel Machata and Andreas Bredau of Germany placed third and American pilot Steven Holcomb and brakeman Steven Langton were fourth.

The U.S. team moved three places to third in the overall standings. Arndt got 225 World Cup points for victory, and trails Hefti by 107 with two races remaining. Holcomb is 220 behind Hefti.

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Latvia's Martins Dukurs wins skeleton World Cup event

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) -- Martins Dukurs of Latvia dominated a skeleton World Cup event on Saturday for his fifth victory of the season.

The world champion had a combined two-run time of 2 minutes, 17.45 seconds to finish 1.76 seconds clear of New Zealand's Ben Sandford.

Matthew Antoine of the United States trailed Dukurs by 1.82 to finish third for his season's best result.

Dukurs earned 225 World Cup points to extend his lead to 106 over Germany's Frank Rommel, who finished in a tie for fourth place.

The skeleton circuit moves to Canada next month for the final two World Cup races.

Germany's Arlt, Wendl win doubles World Cup luge race

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) -- Olympic champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of a World Cup luge race and closed in on the overall title by winning his fifth race of the season on Saturday.

Loch was fastest in both runs for a combined time of 1 minute, 46.981 seconds. The 22-year-old has a 145-point lead in the overall standings with three races remaining.

Ralf Palik was second in 1:47.219 and David Moeller third in 1:47.240.

In doubles luge, Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl of Germany claimed their third World Cup win of the season to take the overall lead in the standings.

The defending champions timed 1 minute, 27.979 seconds after two runs, finishing 0.177 ahead of Italy's Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber.

Two-time defending Olympic champions Andres Linger and Wolfgang Linger of Austria were third in 1:28.272.

Arlt and Wendl lead the standings by 15 points from the Linger brothers after six of nine races.