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Germany's Felix Loch wins World Cup luge race in Latvia for second straight singles victory

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SIGULDA, Latvia — Germany's Felix Loch won a World Cup luge race Sunday for his second straight singles victory.

The two-time Olympic champion had a two-run time of 1 minute, 36.316 seconds. Russia's Semen Pavlichenko was second at 1:36.531, and American Tucker West finished third in 1:36.775.

World Cup leader Wolfgang Kindl seventh. He has a 21-point lead over Loch after seven of 12 races.

American Chris Mazdzer was eighth in 1:36.876.

Loch also helped Germany win the relay, teaming with Tatjana Huefner, Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt. The U.S. team of Mazdzer, Emily Sweeney, Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman was fourth.

PHOTO: Tucker West of the United States  speeds down the track of a men's race at the Luge World Cup event in Sigulda, Latvia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Tucker West placed third. (Roman Koksarov, F64 via AP)
Tucker West of the United States speeds down the track of a men's race at the Luge World Cup event in Sigulda, Latvia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Tucker West placed third. (Roman Koksarov, F64 via AP)

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PHOTO: Third placed Tucker West of the United States poses with bronze medal during award ceremony after his men's race at the Luge World Cup event in Sigulda, Latvia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Roman Koksarov/F64 via AP)
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