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LEVI, Finland - Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won the World Cup mens slalom opener, beating the world champion Marcel Hirscher by 0. Sandis Ozolins Jersey .12 seconds in foggy conditions on Sunday.The 20-year-old Kristoffersen had a combined time of 1 minute, 50.39 seconds, after the Austrian led after the first run on the Finnish Arctic slope in Levi.Germanys Felix Neureuther eighth after the first run finished third, 1.31 seconds behind Kristoffersen. Sebastian-Foss Solevaag of Norway came fourth.Olympic champion Mario Matt of Austria failed to finish after his boot hit the snow, causing him to slide off the course in the first run.Kristoffersen, who was just six-hundredths-of-a-second behind Hirscher after the first run, surged ahead with the days fastest time 54.31 as the northern darkness set in.Im probably never going to do a perfect run, he said. Its always possible to ski faster, and theres always things you can do better.The Norwegian was rewarded with 29,000 euros ($36,000) in prize money and a live reindeer from the local Lapland region, which Levi organizers first presented to winners last year.I think its a really cool prize, Kristoffersen said. I hope to win more of them in the future.Tina Maze of Slovenia, who won the womens race Saturday, named her reindeer Victor, for victory, and Kristoffersen said he would call his Lars, after his father.Marcel Hischer described the Levi race as an unbelievable fight between him and Kristoffersen for the top podium spot, but said he was 0.1 percent disappointed that he was beaten. But I need to be more focussed and concentrated tobeing faster, he said.Last month, Hirscher opened the World Cup season strongly in Soelden, Austria, by winning the giant slalom with a margin of 1.58 and, in the process, beat Olympic and world giant slalom champion Ted Ligety by more than three seconds. On Sunday, the American finished 18th after coming 22nd in the first run. Ligety had a combined time of 1:53.72.Levi the northernmost World Cup venue, about 125 kilometers (80 miles) north of the Arctic Circle is known as one of the toughest slalom slopes on the circuit. It had a hard, gritty base after days of cold temperatures, softened by the new snow.Ligety said he had never done well in Levi but that the conditions were good.I skied a little bit better in the second run but definitely made big mistakes in the wrong spots which cost a lot of time, he said. Levis a hill with specifics that doesnt apply to a lot of places, but weve been struggling with snow conditions in the US. But once I feel I have a bit more volume under my belt I should have a better chance to figure it out.Hirscher leads the overall World Cup standings with 180 points followed by Germanys Fritz Dopfer with 120. Kristoffersen is third with 100 points.The mens World Cup continues at Lake Louise, Canada, on Nov. 26, but Kristoffersen, who has never been to the United States before, will be travelling to Beaver Creek to compete in giant slalom in early December. Brian Campbell Jersey . -- Canadian womens amateur golf champion Brooke Henderson is a little less starstruck as she prepares for her second career appearance at an LPGA Tour major event. Brian Boyle Jersey . 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Toronto has won four straight and 10 of its last 14 to move within a half-game of Baltimore and the Yankees for first-place in the AL East. "Weve got a quality team," said Bautista, who had two hits and reached base in all five plate appearances. "When we execute like we have the last couple of games, we do well. "We have a lot of guys who have been around and have had success. We have to keep coming out and executing." Right-hander Steve Delabar (3-0) retired four straight, including striking out the side in the eighth, to earn the victory. The save by right-hander Casey Janssen was his third of the season and 19th straight in save situations going back to last year. Bautistas homer was his 179th with Toronto, tying him with Jesse Barfield for fifth place in club history. The Blue Jays broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh when Gose, a speedster called up Thursday from Triple-A Buffalo when Colby Rasmus went on the disabled list, led off by legging out a double to left, stole third and scored on Melky Cabreras chopper to third. "He wants to be here, and hes showing he belongs," Jays manager John Gibbons said of Gose. "Guys who do what he does constantly put pressure on the opponent." Jays starter Mark Buehrle was denied his major league-leading eighth victory. He allowed two runs over 6 2-3 innings. His ERA rose to 2.11 and his road ERA went up to 1. Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey. 00. Buehrle had six assists, many of which had teammates telling him he threw harder to first base. "I dont know if I say in my mind I know Ive got to kind of let it loose," Buehrle said. Pillar hit a cue shot down the right-field line off left-handed reliever Neal Cotts (1-3). Reyes two-out dunker into right off Cotts scored Pillar. Texas has lost four straight and six of its last seven to fall seven games behind first-place Oakland in the AL West. Michael Choices third-inning RBI single to left tied the score and ended Texas scoreless streak at 15 innings. "Ive been through struggles as a player, as a coach and as a manager," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "I have to lead and come out positive every day." Texas starter Robbie Ross lasted only 4 1-3 innings. In the Rangers last 18 games, they have gotten three quality starts -- all from Yu Darvish. Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder sat out with a herniated disk in his neck, ending his consecutive games streak at 547. Fielder received a nerve-root injection on Saturday morning to alleviate pain that he has felt since last season and, according to Texas general manager Jon Daniels, causing weakness in his left arm. The Rangers hope Fielder can return to the lineup on Tuesday. One of the 13 Rangers currently on the disabled list, left-hander Martin Perez, confirmed before the game that he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Monday. NOTES: Recently retired Michael Young, a seven-time All-Star with the Rangers, was honoured before the game. ... With Toronto C Dioner Navarro returning from the bereavement list, RHP Neil Wagner was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. ... RH reliever Justin Germano, designated for assignment by Texas on Wednesday, cleared waivers and is deciding whether to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. ' ' '

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