Make us your home page

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


Related News/Archive

Bodyguards to accompany Vonn

SCHLADMING, Austria — With attention on her personal life intensifying, Lindsey Vonn will be surrounded by bodyguards at the world championships. About 30,000 fans per race are expected in the small Alpine village during the event, which runs from Tuesday through Feb. 17.

"There's going to be an incredible amount of people here in Schladming," Vonn said Sunday. "And it's a very small space."

The American said her sponsor hired security "to make sure I can get in and out and not have any difficulty. I don't expect there to be any problems. But it's better to be safe than sorry."

There have been rumors of a relationship between Vonn and Tiger Woods. She was asked by a local TV reporter if the golfer would come to watch her ski.

"Oh, my god! I don't know," Vonn said. "You should ask him."

The reporter asked again, "in the name of Schladming."

"I have no idea. I have no idea," Vonn said, repeating herself with a big smile and giggles.

Vonn's divorce was finalized last month.


U.S. avoids collapse thanks to Querrey

Sam Querrey beat Thiago Alves 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to give the United States a 3-2 win over Brazil in the first round of the Davis Cup in Jacksonville. The Americans led 2-0 before Mike and Bob Bryan, No. 1 in the world in doubles, lost Saturday. Sunday, John Isner lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-3 to Thomaz Bellucci to force the deciding match. The Americans face Serbia, which won 3-2 at Belgium, in Boise, Idaho, on April 5-7.

More Davis Cup: Five-time champ Spain, which was missing No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 5 Rafael Nadal and No. 11 Nicolas Almagro because of injuries or fatigue, lost to Canada 3-2 in Vancouver. In its first ever quarterfinal, Canada hosts Italy. The other matchups are France at Argentina and Kazakhstan at the Czech Republic.

Fed Cup: Sloane Stephens, an Australian Open semifinalist, pulled out of the United States' first-round match at Italy with a strained abdominal. Melanie Oudin will replace her for the matches that start Saturday.

College baseball

Division III team gets first win since 2003

Cal Tech ended a 228-game losing streak by beating visiting Pacifica 9-7 late Saturday. The Division III team from Pasadena lost Game 1 of a season-opening doubleheader 5-0. But freshman Daniel Chou pitched a seven-inning complete game for the first win since Feb. 15, 2003. Tech still has lost 463 straight conference games dating to 1988.

Et cetera

Obituary: Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, an All American Girls Professional Baseball League star and inspiration for the 1992 film A League of Their Own, died Saturday. She was 88. Mrs. Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis and a consultant on the film. A catcher and shortstop, she helped her teams win five titles over 10 seasons.

Horses: Game On Dude, trained by Bob Baffert, won his second straight $200,000 San Antonio Stakes by 6½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.

Times wires

Sports in Brief 02/03/13 [Last modified: Sunday, February 3, 2013 8:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Nature Coast puts unbeaten streak on the line vs. IMG White


    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast currently rides a 22-game regular-season win streak, but first-year football coach Cory Johns was not around for any of those wins. Neither was most of his coaching staff. This is an entirely new campaign with new obstacles ahead.

    Nature Coast offensive lineman Louis Miele (66) blocks a Sunlake defensive player during the Clash 4 Clayton football scrimmage and fundraiser at Springstead High School Spring Hill, Fla. on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
  2. Crosstown rivals Bloomingdale-Newsome kick off season


    LITHIA — In a week filled with area football rivalries, there is a game on the east side of Hillsborough County — Bloomingdale vs. Newsome — that has matured into a classic crosstown battle, complete with classic cliches.

    Bloomingdale wide receiver Ed Amos charges through a drill a few days before the big rivalry game against Newsome on Friday night.
  3. Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Several key players still sidelined


    Greg Auman gives an injury update, with several key players still sidelined from practice three days before the Bucs play the Cleveland Browns in Tampa, and a full recap of your favorite scenes from Tuesday …

    Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans was held out of practice Wednesday at One Buc Place. [CHARLIE KAIJO | Times]
  4. Playoff ambitions evident in opener for Zephyrhills, Wiregrass Ranch


    WESLEY CHAPEL — A new football season in Pasco County begins Friday night, but this one promises to be like none before it — with more math than ever. A new playoff system emphasizes schedule strength, making non-district tilts particularly important.

    Wiregrass Ranch wide receiver Jordan Miner catches a pass in spring practice at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel on Monday, May 1, 2017.
  5. Dirk Koetter says Bucs used team meeting to discuss social issues


    During a 20-minute team meeting Tuesday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter decided to turn the discussion to social issues and whether players are expected to stand for the national anthem.

    "The main thing is we have to respect everybody's opinion," Dirk Koetter said, "because everybody is not going to agree." [AP photo]