Frenzel dominates Nordic combined World Cup in Japan

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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Eric Frenzel of Germany won a Nordic combined World Cup on Saturday to claim his fifth straight title.

Frenzel finished 1.8 seconds ahead of local favorite and Sochi Olympic silver medalist Akito Watabe. Taylor Fletcher of the United States finished third, 3.5 seconds off Frenzel's time.

Frenzel, who also won Friday's event, finished second in the ski jumping portion and then erased a 26-second deficit to Fabian Steindl of Austria in the 10-kilometer cross-country race.

With the win, Frenzel now has 821 points in the overall World Cup standings, 280 ahead of Watabe. Frenzel's compatriot Fabian Riessle is third in the standings with 500 points.