San Jose teen Polina Edmunds came to the World Figure Skating Championships hoping to improve on her placing at the Sochi Olympics.
She completed the goal Saturday in only her second senior international competition by finishing eighth at Saitama, Japan.
Edmunds, 15, jumped four spots from the short program after an outstanding free skate and finished better than her ninth place in the Winter Olympics.
"It would be one of my best performances ever for sure," the Archbishop Mitty High sophomore told reporters in Japan.
Edmunds' long program to the Norwegian play "Peer Gynt" included six high-scoring triple jumps.
Mao Asada won her third world title a month after a disappointing sixth at the Sochi Games. Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova and silver medalist Yu-na Kim didn't compete.
Americans Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner were fifth and seventh.
A source told the Kansas City Star that wide receiver DeSean Jackson has a visit set up with Washington on Monday. Since he was released by Philadelphia on Friday amid concerns about his off-field behavior, Jackson has reportedly been linked to several teams, including the Raiders, Chiefs and Buffalo.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time ever because of a swollen muscle in his upper back. He already had been scratched from Sunday's start in San Diego. The Dodgers will start Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0) against the Padres' Andrew Cashner. L.A. is 2-0, having swept Arizona in Australia. Manager Don Mattingly wouldn't make any predictions about when Kershaw will return to the rotation.
Toronto won 5-4 before 46,121 fans on Friday night. A total of 96,350 fans attended the two games.
The NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway (Va.) was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader at the 0.526-mile oval Sunday. The Sprint Cup race will start at 10:13 a.m., followed by the Truck race. In an odd twist, no Cup drivers are entered in the truck race. Kyle Busch won the Cup pole Friday.
Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne (Fla.) title by beating Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open. She surpassed the tournament record of six titles she shared with Andre Agassi. On Sunday, No. 1 Rafael Nadal tries for his first Key Biscayne men's title against No. 2 Novak Djokovic, a three-time champion. Mike and Bob Bryan won the men's doubles title 7-6 (8), 6-4 over Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Kenny Miller scored on a penalty kick in the 58th minute, leading Vancouver (2-0-2) to a 2-1 victory over Houston (2-1) before a sellout crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium.
African Story won the $10 million Dubai World Cup by 2¾ lengths in the world's richest race. Ridden by Silvestre De Sousa, the 7-year-old gelding became the sixth winner in this 2,000-meter race for trainer Saeed bin Suroor.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.