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Vonn injures left knee in crash during Super-G race

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra — American Lindsey Vonn sustained a hairline fracture in her left knee during a World Cup super-G crash in heavy snowfall Saturday but didn't rule out her start in today's combined event.

In a race delayed for three hours due to bad weather, Vonn slid off the course near the end of her run. She was brought down the mountain on a rescue sled and had tests in a hospital.

"Got caught in the soft snow … and crashed pretty hard," Vonn wrote on Facebook. "X-rays showed I have a hairline fracture in my left knee and will get an MRI Monday."

Racing in difficult weather, Vonn had led winner Federica Brignone of Italy by 0.32 seconds when she came off the race line and hit a spot of soft snow just before the next gate. She lost balance and slid off course on her left hip.

Vonn retained her lead in the overall World Cup over Lara Gut, who finished 16th.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won a men's Super-G in Hinterstoder, Austria, giving Norway a record-equaling 18th victory of the season.

More winter sports: Martins Dukurs of Latvia clinched his seventh straight overall skeleton World Cup title when he won the season finale in Koenigssee, Germany. … Pilot Won Yun-jong and brakeman Seo Young-woo gave South Korea its first overall bobsled World Cup title by winning the final race of the season, also in Koenigssee, Germany.


Report: Howard going back to MLS

Tim Howard, the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. national team in the past two World Cups, is heading back to MLS to join the Colorado Rapids after more than a decade in England, ESPN reported. Howard, 36, is expected to finish the season with Everton of the Premier League, then move when the MLS summer transfer window opens in July, according to the report. Howard played for the MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls) from 1998-2003 before leaving for England.

Ronaldo goes off: Cristiano Ronaldo said, "If everyone (on the team) was at my level, perhaps we would be in first place" after Real Madrid lost 1-0 at home to rival Atletico Madrid, all but ending his club's Spanish league title chances. The striker later tried to clarify: "I'm not better than anyone. I was talking about the physical level, about the injuries."

England: Late substitute Leonardo Ulloa struck an 89th-minute winner to give Premier League leader Leicester City a 1-0 victory over visiting Norwich. Leicester City is five points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

NASL: The Rowdies tied Montreal of MLS 0-0 in an exhibition at Al Lang Stadium in the final game of the Suncoast Invitational. Former Chelsea star and French international Didier Drogba played the first half for Montreal.


Mohaymen wins Fountain of Youth

Mohaymen remained unbeaten after easing to a win in the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain Of Youth at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. Mohaymen improved to 5-for-5 after beating previously unbeaten Zulu by 21/4 lengths and returning $2.80 for the win. Fellowship was third.


Colleges: Florida (6-1), No. 1 in Baseball America, fell 5-3 at No. 6 Miami for the Gators' first loss. Johnny Ruiz had three hits for the Hurricanes (6-1), who knocked Gators starter and top prospect A.J. Puk out of the game in 22/3 innings. … Host Arkansas swept the SEC men's and women's indoor track and field championships. The Florida men finished tied for fourth; the women were fourth alone.

Tennis: Stan Wawrinka won a battle of 30-year-olds, defeating Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 (15-13) to win the Dubai Championships in United Arab Emirates.

CYCLING: American Evelyn Stevens broke one of the sport's most revered marks — the hour record — by riding 29.813 miles at the Olympic Training Center Velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colo. Stevens covered more than 143 laps on the 1,092-foot track, passing the mark with more than a minute left of 29.1 miles set by Bridie O'Donnell last month.

MMA: Brit Michael Bisping survived a wild ending to the third round and beat 40-year-old Anderson Silva with a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night 84 in London. Silva and numerous ringside officials thought Silva had won near the end of the third round after the Brazilian knocked down Bisping with a knee just before the bell. Bisping was bleeding from several cuts on his face by the end, but the final scorecard had him winning 48-47.

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