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Sports Log: Bus accident kills women’s lacrosse team coach, driver, and injures others

COLLEGES

Seton Hill coach is killed in bus crash

A tour bus carrying the Seton Hill University women’s lacrosse team to a game went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carlisle on Saturday and crashed into a tree, killing a pregnant coach and the driver and sending others to hospitals. Three coaches were among the 23 people aboard when the bus crashed at about 9 a.m., according to a turnpike spokesperson. It’s not clear what caused the crash, but state police are investigating. Head coach Kristina Quigley, 30, from Greensburg, Pa., was flown to a hospital and died there from injuries, Cumberland County authorities said. They say Quigley was about six months pregnant and her unborn child did not survive. The driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, Pa., died at the scene of the crash. Two other victims were flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, said a hospital spokesperson, who did not give their conditions. All other passengers were taken to hospitals as a precaution. The team was headed to play at Millersville University, about 50 miles from the crash site in central Pennsylvania. Saturday’s game and a Sunday home game were canceled. Seton Hill, a Catholic school of about 2,500 students near Pittsburgh, said a memorial Mass was planned for Sunday night on campus . . . Bill Carmody will not return as Northwestern basketball coach next season . . . Chris Wielgus, the winningest coach in Dartmouth basketball history with a 387-320 record, will step down after 28 seasons as women’s coach.

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Auto racing

Car runs off track, kills two in Calif.

A speeding racecar ran off a track and into pit row during warm-up laps at a California raceway, killing a 14-year-old boy and a 68-year-old man, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at Marysville Raceway Park some 40 miles north of Sacramento, and the boy was declared dead either at the hospital or in an ambulance. The two were part of a crew and had a right to be in the pit area, but track officials said no more about their roles. The raceway was hosting the California Sprint Car Civil War Series on the opening day of its season . . . Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson at the finish to win NASCAR’s Nationwide Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

WINTER SPORTS

Ligety, Shiffrin give US a slalom sweep

Ted Ligety capped his season-long dominance in giant slalom with a sixth World Cup win in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The American already locked up the discipline title before beating overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher by 0.37 seconds. France’s Alexis Pinturault was third. Ligety had three previous GS discipline titles, but this was his best season yet and included three world championships gold medals. He also broke 1,000 World Cup points overall and will finish third in the standings. Both are career bests. Ligety’s Ligety’s victory completed an American sweep at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide as Mikaela Shiffrin delivered a come-from-behind victory to edge Tina Maze for the women’s slalom title. Maze had already clinched the overall World Cup title along with the giant slalom and super-G disciplines . . .Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won the last Nordic combined World Cup of the season in Are, Sweden, finishing ahead of Germany’s Eric Frenzel . . . Dual moguls world champion Alex Bilodeau beat Canadian teammate Mikael Kingsbury to win the freestyle World Cup, also in Are. American Bradley Wilson was third. Hannah Kearney, from Norwich, Vt., beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva to win the women’s dual moguls. . . . Russia’s Alexander Legkov won the 50-kilometer race in Oslo to take the overall lead at the cross-country World Cup. Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby was second.

Miscellany

Del Potro tops Djokovic, to face Nadal

Juan Martin del Potro defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., handing the Serb his first loss in 21 matches dating to last October. Del Potro will face Rafael Nadal, a 6-4, 7-5 winner over Tomas Berdych in the other semifinal . . . Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will need surgery after fracturing a cheekbone Friday night at Edmonton . . . Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre manhandled Nick Diaz for five rounds en route to a lopsided unanimous decision at UFC 158 in Montreal . . . Timothy Bradley (30-0) overcame an early beating and a 12th-round knockdown to win a narrow unanimous decision over Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2) to defend his WBO welterweight belt in dramatic style at Carson, Calif. . . . Will Take Charge won the $600,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., edging Oxbow by a head in the Grade 2 race. The first and second finishers, both trained by D. Wayne Lukas, outpaced Bob Baffert-trained Den’s Legacy, who finished third.

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