Rush wins 2-men bobsled World Cup overall title


SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Canada's Lyndon Rush won his first two-man bobsled World Cup overall title after finishing fourth Saturday in the season-ending race at the Sochi Olympics venue.

Rush, a runner-up last season at the world championships, won two titles and had two more top-three results this season with brakeman Jesse Lumsden. They were 54 points ahead of Latvia's Oskars Melbardis. Germany's Manuel Machata was third, 152 points back.

Beat Hefti of Switzerland and pusher Thomas Lamparter won the race at the Sanki Sliding Centre in 1 minute, 53.76 seconds to capture their third World Cup victory this season.

Thomas Florschuetz of Germany was 0.30 seconds behind to finish second. Oskars Melbardis of Latvia was 0.40 back in third place.