Mixed martial arts
Silva suffers broken leg on a kick at UFC 168
Chris Weidman successfully defended his UFC middleweight title when Anderson Silva suffered a broken left leg while landing a kick in the second round, ending UFC 168 with a horrific injury Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Weidman (11-0) used his knee to stop the kick by Silva (33-6). He also defeated Silva in July.
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Meanwhile, Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight title in the UFC’s year-end event, submitting Miesha Tate (13-5) with a third-round arm bar. Rousey (8-0) walked away from her rival’s offer of a postfight handshake, earning ferocious boos from the crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
U.S. women triumph
Hilary Knight scored the lone shootout goal and the U.S. women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 in a pre-Olympic exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn.
The teams have played six times since Oct. 11, with Canada winning the first three. But the United States has won all three games this month — the previous two by a combined 9-2 score.
Bruin is out for season
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the NHL season because of torn knee ligaments.
Puig is arrested in Fla.
Outfielder Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers was charged with reckless driving after the Florida Highway Patrol said it clocked the 23-year-old going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone Saturday.
In April, when he was in the minor leagues, Puig was charged with reckless driving and speeding after Chattanooga, Tenn., police clocked him going 97 mph in a 50 mph zone.
The charges were dismissed in November after Puig completed community service in Los Angeles.
Djokovic wins title
Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat David Ferrer of Spain 7-5, 6-2 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to win his third straight title at the World Tennis Championship, an invitational exhibition tournament.
Second-ranked Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat No. 1 Serena Williams of the United States 7-5, 6-3 in Hua Hin, Thailand, in an exhibition.
Man City leads league
Edin Dzeko’s 66th-minute goal gave host Manchester City a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace — and a two-point lead over Arsenal in the English Premier League. Arsenal plays at Newcastle on Sunday.
• At the U.S. Olympic long-track speedskating trials in Kearns, Utah, two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis of Chicago claimed the last berth in the 500 meters for the Sochi Games — but only after Texan Jonathan Garcia was disqualified for failing to wear timing transponders on his ankles while skating a personal-best time that would have earned him a spot on the U.S. team.
Davis is not considered a medal contender in the 500, but he likes to use it as a training tool for his two best events. He has won gold in the 1,000 meters and silver in the 1,500 at the last two Olympics.
• Austrian skier Anna Fenninger won a World Cup giant slalom in Lienz, Austria, for her fifth career victory. American Mikaela Shiffrin placed third.
• Todd Lodwick, 37, earned a spot in his sixth Winter Olympics, winning the nordic-combined competition at the U.S. trials in Park City, Utah. Lodwick won both the ski-jumping portion of the event and the 10-kilometer cross-country skiing race.
• Defending champion Wild Oats XI took line honors in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in Australia for a record-equaling seventh time, winning by more than 30 nautical miles.
Wild Oats, skippered by Mark Richards and owned by billionaire wine mogul Bob Oatley, reached the finish in the 628-nautical-mile race in 2 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes.
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