France takes mixed relay in World Cup biathlon


KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (AP) -- France won a mixed relay from Ukraine by a second in a biathlon World Cup on Friday in minus-2 degree temperature.

Sophie Boilley, Anais Bescond, Jean-Guillaume Beatrix and Vincent Jay hit five targets and clocked 1 hour, 26 minutes, 22.9 seconds in the 2x6-kilometer and 2x7.5-kilometer relay.

Ukraine was edged by one second with two targets, while Slovakia got eight targets and finished 43.6 seconds behind in third.

Russia was fourth, followed by Germany, the United States and Finland.