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vonn sets world cup downhill wins record

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — American Lindsey Vonn broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's record for most World Cup downhill victories with her 37th in skiing's marquee event Saturday.

Vonn beat Larisa Yurkiw of Canada by 0.28 seconds on the Olympia delle Tofane course — the site where she eclipsed Moser-Proell's overall women's record of 62 victories a year ago — with a nearly flawless run amid windy conditions.

"It's pretty awesome," said Vonn, who won her first downhill in 2004. "I was really nervous (Saturday), actually. I've won so much here, and there was just a lot of pressure. … So I tried to stay focused on my skiing."

Austrian great Moser-Proell set her record from 1971-80.

Lara Gut of Switzerland finished third, 0.67 behind, and maintained a 10-point lead on Vonn in the overall Cup standings.

More skiing: Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway suffered a season-ending knee injury in a dramatic men's World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria, that was called off because of poor visibility after three serious crashes among only 30 starters.

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Leicester wins again; Man U shut out

The expectation is the rails will come off Leicester's title challenge and Manchester United will get back on track. But little goes to the script in this English Premier League season.

United's problems with scoring at home won't go away, with boos again ringing out at Old Trafford after the hosts were stunned 1-0 by Southampton.

Leicester went three points ahead at the top — before Arsenal hosts Chelsea today — by beating Stoke 3-0. Manchester City slipped further behind the pacesetters by tying West Ham 2-2.

The biggest-scoring game of the day was seventh-place Liverpool's 5-4 win over Norwich that included two goals in stoppage time.

United — owned by the Glazer family, which owns the Bucs — remained fifth but went five points behind No. 4 Tottenham, which came from behind to win 3-1 at Crystal Palace. West Ham was sandwiched between United and Liverpool. City remained third, with only one win in eight league games on the road.

Spain: Lionel Messi returned from a brief injury break because of muscle pain to help Barcelona take the league lead, scoring an acrobatic goal as Barcelona won 2-1 at Malaga.

U.S. women top Ireland: Carli Lloyd scored three goals to help the Americans win 5-0 in an exhibition at San Diego. It was their final match before next month's CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament for this year's Games. Alex Morgan, playing in her 100th match with the team, and Mallory Pugh, making her debut, also scored.

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Autos: Modified great Jerry Cook was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame at Charlotte, N.C., to cap a career that featured six championships. He was joined by 1970 champion Bobby Isaac and Curtis Turner, called by some the Babe Ruth of stock car racing.

Boxing: Clearwater's Keith Thurman will defend his WBA welterweight title against Shawn Porter on March 12 at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Conn., in a bout that will be televised in prime time on CBS. The bout is believed to be the first prime-time boxing event on CBS since 1978, when Muhammad Ali lost his heavyweight title to Leon Spinks.

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