Friday, June 22, 2018
Sports

Sports in brief

ALPINE Skiing

Vonn returns to top after taking first in downhill in Germany

Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm.

The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and claim victory No. 77, moving her within nine wins of the career record (man or woman) by Ingemar Stenmark.

After finishing 0.15 seconds ahead of Swiss rival Gut and 0.48 ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, Vonn collapsed to the snow in celebration and shed tears of joy. She also grew emotional when she embraced her once-estranged father, Alan Kildow.

"I just got to the bottom and I cried," Vonn said. "I worked really hard to come back. I feel like sometimes I come back so quickly. Everyone forgets how much time and energy and blood, sweat and tears it takes to come back without any training and just jump in there."

Vonn finished 13th in her first race back last weekend in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

The 32-year-old will be aiming for another win today in a super-G event on the Kandahar course.

Soccer

Rooney takes over as Man U's all-time scorer

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's top scorer after reaching 250 goals by netting a stoppage-time equalizer at Stoke City. He had been tied at 249 with Sir Bobby Charlton, who held the record since 1973. "(Charlton) came and congratulated me in the dressing room, so I know he's pleased in some way," said Rooney, 31, who has won five EPL titles with Man U. "I'm a team player, but records are important. When you finish your career, you can look back on it and it's something to tell your kids." Rooney came off the bench against Stoke to clinch a 1-1 draw. He scored off a free kick from an acute left angle just outside the box, bending it into the upper-right corner. "I would be lying to say that I'm not disappointed to have lost the record," Charlton, 79, said. "However, I can honestly say that I'm delighted for Wayne."

More EPL: After uncharacteristic blunders by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gifted host Manchester City two goals at the start of the second half, Tottenham rallied to achieve a 2-2 tie. The point for the tie moved Tottenham into second in the EPL, ahead of Liverpool, which lost 3-2 to visiting Swansea City.

NFL

Colts fire GM after missing playoffs again

Ryan Grigson spent tens of millions in free agency trying to turn the Colts into a Super Bowl contender. When most of those investments went belly-up, the first-time GM paid the price when owner Jim Irsay fired him after five up-and-down years. Indianapolis has missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1997-98. "It was a tough decision, well thought out and in the end the right decision," Irsay said.

Et Cetera

FIGURE SKATING: Karen Chen put together a stirring performance filled with explosive jumps and sharp landings to edge three-time champion Ashley Wagner and win the U.S. championship in Kansas City, Mo. Chen, 17, won her first national title.

HORSES: The Money Monster ($9.20) won the $100,000 Pasco Stakes, R Angel Katelyn ($4) captured the $100,000 Gasparilla Stakes and No Fault of Mine ($3.40) prevailed in the $50,000 Wayward Lass Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Comments
Ronald Darby’s friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

Ronald Darby’s friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

New details have emerged about the Uber ride in Arizona in March 2016 that led to Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston's three-game suspension to start the upcoming season, including the fact that Winston was in a car that night with a former Vanderbilt f...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

The Lightning has re-signed one of its restricted free agents in backup goalie Louis Domingue, who will be back with Tampa Bay on a two-year deal worth $2.3 million.Domingue, 26, was acquired from Arizona in November after he had posted a 4.33 goals-...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning names ex-player Jeff Halpern as new assistant coach

Lightning names ex-player Jeff Halpern as new assistant coach

The Lightning has filled one of the openings on Jon Cooper's coaching staff, announcing Friday  that former Tampa Bay forward Jeff Halpern has been hired as an assistant coach.Halpern, 42, has spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lane Kiffin, FAU agree to contract extension through 2027

Lane Kiffin, FAU agree to contract extension through 2027

Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic have agreed to a contract extension that would keep one of college football's most controversial coaches in Boca Raton through the 2027 season, the Owls announced Friday."Obviously, this came about because of the succ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Steve Yzerman: Lightning won’t re-sign forward Chris Kunitz

Steve Yzerman: Lightning won’t re-sign forward Chris Kunitz

As expected, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he does not intend to re-sign veteran forward Chris Kunitz, who will seek his fifth Stanley Cup with a different team next season.Kunitz, 38, brought much-needed playoff experience in his lone...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Derrick Brooks won’t pursue USF’s AD job

Derrick Brooks won’t pursue USF’s AD job

The local favorite for USF's athletic director job said Friday that he is not a candidate.In a three-paragraph statement, Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks said his commitments to Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, his charities and fam...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Chris Godwin on SiriusXM: Bucs have confidence in backup QBs

Chris Godwin on SiriusXM: Bucs have confidence in backup QBs

Bucs receiver Chris Godwin, who has had as good an offseason as any Tampa Bay player, was on SiriusXM NFL radio for a scheduled interview on Thursday night, talking about a range of subjects, including the news of Jameis Winston's suspension to start...
Updated: 7 hours ago
With Winston suspension, how might Bucs split QB reps in preseason?

With Winston suspension, how might Bucs split QB reps in preseason?

With news that Jameis Winston will be suspended for the first three games of 2018, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has an interesting decision to make for training camp and especially in preseason games: How does he split reps between Winston and backup Ryan...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs QB Jameis Winston’s suspension: What they’re saying

Bucs QB Jameis Winston’s suspension: What they’re saying

There are so many sides to the Jameis Winston suspension, and it will continue to be a major Bucs story line through September and beyond. Here's some of the reactions and notes that have already emerged in the first 24 hours since news broke Thursda...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Support growing for Tom Jurich to become Bulls’ next AD

Support growing for Tom Jurich to become Bulls’ next AD

This dispatch comes at you from a remote south Georgia lake shore, where the waters remain far more pristine than the waves being made in USF athletics circles.Which is to say, a number of prominent folks are clamoring for Tom Jurich to become the Bu...
Updated: 8 hours ago