Hirscher wins World Cup slalom race in Bulgaria



BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher won his second race in two days on the Banderitsa course, taking a World Cup slalom Sunday ahead of fellow Austrian Mario Matt.

Hirscher led after the first run and finished in 58.06 seconds in the afternoon to win in a combined time of 1 minute, 52.64 seconds.

Mario Matt was 0.16 seconds behind, while Andre Myhrer of Sweden was 0.57 seconds back in third.

Hirscher is now just 18 points behind leader Ivica Kostelic in the overall standings, with the Croatian sidelined with a knee injury.