Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 14, 2013

Sports in Brief: 01/14/2013



Hines sparks MSU with double-double

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — Jasmine Hines (Central Lake) had a double-double Sunday to help the Michigan State women's basketball team post a 79-75 Big Ten win over Illinois.

Hines had 18 points and a career-best 13 rebounds. Klarissa Bell added 18 points and seven rebounds and Courtney Schiffauer 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (14-2, 2-1 Big Ten).

Hines scored six points during a decisive 13-0 run in the second half.

Maze reaches another milestone

ST. ANTON, Austria — Tina Maze of Slovenia reached another milestone in her stellar season on Sunday by winning her first super-G and becoming the sixth female skier to win a World Cup race in all five Alpine disciplines.

In perfect, sunny conditions, Maze attacked the Karl Schranz course in impressive style to time 1 minute, 16.55 seconds and edge Anna Fenninger of Austria by 0.04.

It was the sixth victory of the season and 17th overall for Maze, who was on a super-G podium eighth times before without winning one.

Fabienne Suter of Switzerland trailed Maze by 0.99 and beat defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn by 0.01 for third place.

Hirscher wins World Cup slalom

ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Marcel Hirscher turned in a scintillating second run to win a World Cup slalom on Sunday, after being eighth in the opening leg.

Hirscher, the overall World Cup leader, was at least 0.83 seconds faster than any rival in the afternoon to best Austrian teammate Mario Matt by 0.30.

Ted Ligety of the United States remained third overall after finishing 11th, 2.44 behind Hirscher. The American, who won Saturday's giant slalom, has 179 points to make up on the defending champion midway through the season.

"Eleventh place isn't my goal, that's for sure," Ligety said. "In order to really make everything meaningful, in slalom I need to be doing a lot better in order to make an impact in the overall."

Source: Eagles interview Billick

The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Billick, who led Baltimore to a Super Bowl title in the 2000 season, met with the Eagles last Monday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss it.

The Eagles are known to have interviewed eight other candidates, including three high-profile college coaches who decided to stay at their schools. They were Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Oregon's Chip Kelly and Penn State's Bill O'Brien.

Philadelphia fired Andy Reid on Dec. 31, a day after finishing 4-12 in his 14th season.

Billick hasn't coached since 2007. He was 80-64 in nine seasons with the Ravens, , leading them to two division titles and a 5-3 record in four playoff appearances.