Kokslien wins second Almaty meet



ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Norway’s Mikko Kokslien narrowly beat Japan’s Akito Watabe on Sunday to win his second Nordic combined World Cup event in two days.

Kokslien moved up to third place in the World Cup standings. But he is still far short of France’s Jason Lamy Chappuis, who holds a commanding lead with seven events remaining.

Bernhard Gruber of Austria was third, his first top-three finish of the season.