Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief: Vonn claims downhill title

Winter sports

Vonn claims downhill title

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland — Lindsey Vonn won her third straight downhill title Saturday and tied Bode Miller for the most career World Cup wins by an American at 32.

She defeated Italy's Johanna Schnarf by 0.01 seconds in her first race since the Vancouver Olympics, where she won gold in the downhill. Vonn finished in 1 minute, 35.26 seconds.

"It's been a great season, and I'm really happy with everything that's happened," Vonn said. "I think of all the titles, I am most proud of winning the Olympic downhill gold — that was the highlight of the season for me."

Vonn, 25, clinched the title by increasing her lead to 189 points over Germany's Maria Riesch with one race left.

Speed skating: Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis clinched his third straight World Cup overall title by winning his fifth 1,000-meter race of the season in Erfurt, Germany. The American finished in 1:09.29, 0.14 seconds ahead of the Netherlands' Mark Tuitert.

Tennis

U.S. wins to stay alive in Davis Cup

Bob Bryan and John Isner defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 in doubles to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup first round in Belgrade, cutting Serbia's lead to 2-1.

Isner was a last-minute replacement for Bryan's twin, Mike, who had food poisoning. The Bryans live in Wesley Chapel.

Isner faces second-ranked Novak Djokovic in reverse singles today to try to even the series.

Et cetera

College baseball: Scott Lawson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs as host Miami (7-2) earned a 9-6 win over Florida (6-2) to even the series at 1-1. The finale is at 3:30 today on FSN.

Horses: Bold Start ($10.80) broke a track record with a 41/4-length victory over 4-5 favorite Arson Squad in the $65,000 Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar. Ridden by Willie Martinez for trainer Kenneth McPeek, Bold Start clocked the 11/16th-mile course in 1 minute, 42.83 seconds. Timber Reserve was third. The previous record was 1:43.11 set by Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense in the 2007 Tampa Bay Derby.

Greyhounds: McAllister Kennel's Flying Coal City ($8.20) rallied past Aerial Battle to win the $85,000 Sprint Classic at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. Winning time for 550 yards was 30.36 seconds. The win was worth $25,000 for the Barbara McAllister trainee.

Iditarod: Hundreds of sled dogs and thousands of fans gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, for the ceremonial start of the 1,100-mile race. The competition starts today in Willow, about 50 miles to the north. Seventy-one teams are entered in the trek to Nome.

Soccer: Manchester United, which lost top scorer Wayne Rooney to a knee injury, went to the top of the English Premier League with a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton. Man U has 63 points, two ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal.

Swimming: Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps won the 200-yard individual medley at the Maryland swimming championships in Annapolis, Md.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Sports in brief: Vonn claims downhill title 03/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 6, 2010 11:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tiger Woods says medication, not alcohol, led to DUI arrest in Florida

    Public Safety

    Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He's posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf.

    This image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 29, 2017, shows Tiger Woods. Police in Florida say Tiger Woods was been arrested for DUI.  [Palm Beach County Sheriff's office via AP]
  2. Four key games that could decide Bucs' success in 2017

    Blogs

    The Bucs finished so close to making the playoffs in 2016 -- literally flip-flop the last two results and have them beat the Saints and lose to the Panthers and they're in as a wild card with the same 9-7 record -- that it's difficult to say with any certainty what will happen in the 2017 season.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, shown celebrating a touchdown against the Giants in 2015, will face New York again this fall in Week 4 in Tampa.
  3. Frank Deford wrote with sincerity, giving depth to complicated sports figures

    Human Interest

    Frank Deford practically invented the notion of multimedia: He exported his voice to radio, TV and film, and if you didn't know him you might have thought he was an actor, because he wore purple suits and looked like Clark Gable. But Frank, who died Sunday at age 78, was a writer above all things, and an important …

    In a 1991 photo, Frank Deford holds a proof of The National Sports Daily, of which he was editor and publisher [Associated Press]
  4. Clarity coming this week on Florida Gators, Malik Zaire

    Blogs

    After months of speculation, we could finally get some clarity this week on the Florida Gators and graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire.

    SEC flags outside the hotel of last year's spring meetings in Destin. This year's meetings could have a huge impact on the Florida Gators' season.
  5. Jose De Leon sent back to minors after helping Rays win

    Blogs

    RHP Jose De Leon worked 2 2/3 innings to get the win in his Rays debut Monday and then was optioned back to Triple-A Durham.

    De Leon was brought up to provide length and depth in the bullpen after the Rays played 15 innings on Sunday, and he did that, allowing three runs on four hits while throwing 69 …