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Biathlon: Andresen Takes WC 10k Sprint


Norwegian Frode Andresen has won a World Cup men's biathlon sprint event in Ruhpolding, Germany, but Frenchman Raphael Poiree is the overall leader.

Andresen finished the 10-kilometer event in 25:03.5 seconds with one shooting miss. Michael Rösch of Germany was second 3.8 seconds back with no penalties. Michael Greis of German was third, 11.8 seconds behind Andresen with one shooting miss.

Poiree finished fourth in the race, more than 15 seconds behind the Norwegian, but leads the overall World Cup standings with 298 points after 10 events.

The men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit race is Sunday at the same venue. Biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting from a variety of positions. Athletes must ski penalty laps for shooting misses.

Some information for this report provided by AP.