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Vonn to sit out World Cup opener

Four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn will skip today's first race of the Alpine season as she doesn't feel confident about the icy conditions on the giant slalom hill in Soelden, Austria. "In the few runs I've had since returning to snow, I have felt strong, confident and been skiing without pain," she wrote on her Facebook page. "However, the icy conditions on the race hill coupled with the fact that it's only been 10 weeks since I fractured my ankle makes me slightly hesitant." The American said she planned to return to the World Cup in Aspen, Colo., for a giant slalom on Nov. 28.


U.S. eliminated from Under-17 World Cup

The United States was eliminated from the Under-17 World Cup with a 4-1 loss to host Chile in Vina Del Mar. Brandon Vazquez scored for the Americans, who have a residency program at IMG Academy in Bradenton. The U.S. team finished last among in Group A and got just one point in three matches.


Russia in early lead, Romania flops badly

Russia eased to first with an opening total of 231.437 at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Romania, which has medaled at every Summer Olympics since 1976, finished eighth and seems certain to miss Tuesday's finals and an automatic berth in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. The United States and China are among eight teams that will attempt to qualify today. "I am sick to my stomach," Nadia Comaneci, 53, whose 1976 all-around gold sparked Romania's dominance, said after watching from the stands.

Et cetera

Rugby: Top-ranked New Zealand faces longtime rival and No. 3 South Africa in the World Cup semifinals today in London. It's a meeting of the past two champions; New Zealand won in 2011 and South Africa in 2007.

Autos: Lotus promoted reserve driver Jolyon Palmer, 24, of Britain to a full-time Formula one seat for 2016.

Tennis: Justine Henin and Marat Safin, who each won multiple Grand Slams and reached No. 1, were among five nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Figure skating: U.S. Olympian Gracie Gold was second behind Russian Evgenia Medvedeva after the short program at Skate America in Milwaukee.

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