Jessie Diggins, Olympic gold medalist from Afton, equaled her career best in a World Cup cross-country skiathlon, finishing second Saturday on a 15k course in Lillehammer, Norway.
"I felt great today, and was listening to my body and adjusting my pacing the whole way," Diggins said. "It feels awesome to know I'm in good shape and that my technique is continuing to improve."
Norway's Therese Johaug won the race, pulling away at the 2k mark on the opening classic leg.
Diggins led the chase group for most of the classic leg, and at the 7.5k transition to freestyle she was second. Out of the transition, Norway's Heidi Weng joined Diggins.
"Heidi and I skied the skate half together, which was really awesome," Diggins said. "It's so fun to ski with someone who understands that when we both exchange leads and push each other we can create a good gap, and Heidi and I pushed each other to a much better race today."
Diggins pulled away from Weng in the final kilometer. The finish moved Diggins up to fourth in the World Cup overall standings. The U.S. skiers will race again Sunday, in a team sprint.
Stenson wins Hero World Challenge
Henrik Stenson stopped a 5-wood shot inches from the pin on No. 15, leading to an eagle, a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory in the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas.
The shot came from 259 yards, and the putt took Stenson from a stroke down to a stroke in the lead. He finished 18 under par.
Jon Rahm (66) finished second. Patrick Reed (66) took third, and tournament host Tiger Woods (69) finished fourth.
Joshua regains belts from Ruiz
Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight titles, defeating out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was the first title fight in the Middle East.
Two judges scored it 119-110, the other 119-109, returning to Joshua the WBA, WBO and IBF belts that Ruiz, also tubby then, took in June.
AROUND THE HORN
NFL: Detroit was fined $75,000 for violating the injury report policy. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was listed as questionable last week, but the Lions admitted it was known Friday that he would not play. … Eli Manning will start at quarterback Monday for the Giants, who ruled out Daniel Jones (ankle).
Bobsledding: Kaillie Humphries, former Canadian star driver now sliding for the United States, won the women's opener in Lake Placid, N.Y. Humphries left Canada's program over what she called abuse by a coach.
Skiing: American Mikaela Shiffrin finished second to Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer in a World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta. It was only the fourth podium finish in downhill for Shiffrin.