Ken Dorsey, the Miramonte-Orinda graduate who started 10 games at quarterback in three seasons with the 49ers, was hired as the quarterbacks coach of the Buffalo Bills.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who got to know Dorsey in Carolina where McDermott was defensive coordinator and Dorsey was a quarterbacks coach who played a role in developing Cam Newton, hired Dorsey to help continue developing Josh Allen, who had a 5-6 record as a rookie starter.
Dorsey, who spent last year as an assistant athletic director at Florida International, replaces David Culley, who was hired by the Baltimore Ravens last week to become their assistant head coach, receivers assistant and passing game coordinator.
The Bills also promoted Chad Hall to wide receivers coach.
Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin won the last women’s World Cup slalom before the world championships for her personal-best 13th victory of the season. The two-time overall champion built on a commanding lead after the opening run in Maribor, Slovenia, to win the race by 0.77 of a second over Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden.
Shiffrin bettered her best from last year of 12 victories in a season. Only Swiss great Vreni Schneider has won more races in a one season — 14 in 1988-89.
Soccer: Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Barcelona back from a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 draw against Valencia. But the good feelings for Barcelona were tamped down a bit when Messi appeared to suffer a right leg injury.
The scare comes four days before Barcelona hosts Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said Messi was undergoing medical exams.
• Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard each scored two goals and Chelsea beat Huddersfield 5-0 to move back into the top four in the English Premier League and into Champions League qualification position.
Also, Son Heung-min scored for the second straight game and Tottenham beat Newcastle 1-0 to move a point ahead of Manchester City for second place, four behind EPL leader Liverpool.
• Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice but Juventus blew a two-goal lead and settled for a 3-3 draw with Parma in Italy’s Serie A. Juventus’ lead was cut to nine points over second-place Napoli, which beat Sampdoria 3-0.
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