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Sportshorts for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013


Schumacher in
critical condition

Retired seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in “critical” condition following a fall while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel.

The 44-year-old German was taken to a hospital in Grenoble and placed under the care of Professor Gerard Saillant, a brain and spine injury expert.

“He suffered head trauma with coma that needed prompt neurosurgical treatment,” Schumacher’s agent said in a statement late in the evening, which a hospital official read to reporters. “He remains in a critical condition.”


Davis wins 1,000 meters at trials

Long track speedskater Shani Davis is headed to his fourth Winter Olympics after capturing the 1,000 meters on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

The 31-year-old Chicago native, who took gold in the 1,000 in the 2006 and 2010 Games, clocked 1 minute, 7.52 seconds, and he celebrated by pumping both fists as he skated in front of cheering crowd at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Davis edged Brian Hansen, his friend and a 23-year-old from Glenview, who finished in 1:07.53.


Irish slips past Canisius in OT

Eric Atkins scored 30 points, including a huge 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in overtime, as Notre Dame topped Canisius 87-81 in overtime at home.

Atkins made 10-of-14 shots from the field, including 6-of-8 3-pointers, and Garrick Sherman added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame (9-4).


Harvin might be placed on IR

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin may be headed to injured reserve, NFL Network reported Sunday.

Harvin is doubtful to play for the rest of the season because of hip soreness that has not shown improvement.

Johnson might need knee surgery

Doctors are recommending that Lions receiver Calvin Johnson undergo arthroscopic surgery on his sprained knee during the offseason to alleviate swelling and clean out loose bodies.

Johnson did not play in the Lions’ loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

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