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U.S. women sweep team, individual all-around at Pacific Rim Championships

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Elizabeth Price and 2012 Olympic champion Kyla Ross went one-two in the all-around and led the U.S. to the team title at the Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday night.

Price, a 2012 Olympic alternate who won the American Cup on March 1, scored 59.9 points combining tallies from all four apparatus. The reigning world all-around silver medalist Ross took second with 58.7. World all-around champion Simone Biles withdrew Monday, citing a shoulder injury.

The U.S. won the team title by a comfortable 14.3 points over Canada. China was third.

Price had the highest scores on uneven bars, floor exercise and the balance beam. Ross had the second-highest scores on bars, floor and beam.

They both qualified for those three event finals at the international competition, set for Saturday at the 2010 Olympic speed skating venue.

The men’s team and individual all-around competitions are Thursday.

The Pacific Rim Championships are held every two years and generally feature top U.S. Olympic prospects. Gabby DouglasJordyn Wieber and Ross competed in 2012.

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Russian pairs skater slices leg in worlds practice, needs 10 stitches (video)

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Russian pairs skater Yevgenia Tarasova needed 10 stitches after her partner’s skate sliced her leg in practice Wednesday.

Hours later, Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov skated to third place in the short program at the world championships in Helsinki.

“We were thinking about withdrawing because after this incident we left the ice immediately, there was a long break off the ice, we didn’t know how I would feel in skates,” Tarasova said afterward. “But when I was asked, ‘Will you skate?’ I said, ‘I will!’ And I wasn’t thinking about the pain during our performance.”

Morozov called her “a hero.”

In Thursday’s free skate, Tarasova and Morozov will be largely tasked with keeping Russia from going three straight years without world championships pairs medalists, which would be the longest drought for Soviet and Russian pairs since their dominance began in the 1960s.

Tarasova and Morozov trail Chinese leaders Sui Wenjing and Han Cong by 1.86 points and second-place Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany by .47.

Another Russian pair is in fifth place going into the free skate (1 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app).

Full worlds short program results are here.

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World Cup champ lands first quad cork 1800 (video)

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Switzerland’s Andri Ragettli landed what’s being touted as the first ski quad cork 1800 in a video published recently.

Ragettli, 18, is one of the leading slopestyle skiers in the world. He won the World Cup season title in 2015-16 and placed second this year, in addition to fifth- and sixth-place finishes at the last two Winter X Games.

Previously, Ragettli became the first slopestyle skier to land back-to-back triples in a full competition at the 2016 Winter X Games, according to ESPN.com.

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