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Sports in Brief: Barcelona wins Club World Cup

Lionel Messi scored twice and Barcelona beat Brazil's Santos, 4-0, on Sunday to win its second Club World Cup in three years in Yokohama, Japan.

Lionel Messi scored twice and Barcelona beat Brazil's Santos, 4-0, on Sunday to win its second Club World Cup in three years in Yokohama, Japan.

Messi, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas scored in the first half as the European champions won its 13th trophy under coach Pep Guardiola, solidifying its stature as the best club team in the world.

The Champions League winners looked unstoppable in the first half and got on the scoresheet in the 17th minute when Messi latched on to a through ball from Xavi, controlled it with his right foot, switched to his left and calmly chipped over Santos goalkeeper Rafael Cabral.

SPEEDSKATING: Jilleanne Rookard and Jonathan Kuck won long-distance races Sunday to wrap up their first U.S. speedskating all-round long track championships in West Allis, Wis.

Rookard, a 2010 Olympian from West Allis, posted a time of 7 minutes, 8.58 seconds to win the 5,000-meter race. She also won the 3,000 on Tuesday on the first of five days of racing in the U.S. championships.

Kuck, who is from Champaign, Ill., captured the 10,000 with a Pettit National Ice Center track record time of 13:17.28. He shaved almost five seconds off the record of 13:22.93 set by Olympic medalist Chad Hedrick on October 24, 2005. Kuck also won the 5,000 on Tuesday.

SKIING: Massimiliano Blardone won his first World Cup race in two years Sunday, as current giant slalom standouts Ted Ligety and Marcel Hirscher struggled on the challenging Gran Risa course in Alta Badia, Italy.

Sixth after the opening run, Blardone had a blistering second trip down to finish in a combined time of 2 minutes, 46.49 seconds and claim his third victory in this race, having also won in 2005 and 2009.

Austrians Hannes Reichelt and Philipp Schoerghofer finished second and third, 0.35 and 0.57 seconds back.

In addition to ending a long run of personal struggles, Blardone's victory also gave the Italian ski team its first win of the season - among men and women.

Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal finished eighth and Olympic downhill champion Didier Defago placed ninth with the No. 38 bib.

The Gran Risa's 2002 winner Bode Miller looked set for a top-10 finish but then fell on his right hip midway through his second run. The American got back up in time to make the next gate but lost significant time and finished 16th.

Nordic combined World Cup champion Jason Lamy Chappuis stretched his unbeaten streak to four events Sunday by winning a Gundersen 10-kilometer competition in Seefeld, Austria.

COLLEGE WRESTLING: Drexel senior Kyle Frey provided the Dragons' lone highlight when he earned a 6-2 victory in the heavyweight bout. Those were the only points the team could muster in its match with No. 22 Virginia, as Drexel fell, 39-3.

The Dragons have ten days off, after which they will return to the mats on Dec. 29 at the Lock Haven Invitational. They will then open CAA play at Hofstra on Jan. 8.

- Staff and wire reports