Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colo., raced to her 13th World Cup victory in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Saturday, leading another 1-2 U.S. sweep in the second...
Vonn, Cook are 1-2 again in downhill
Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colo., raced to her 13th World Cup victory in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Saturday, leading another 1-2 U.S. sweep in the second downhill at the Canadian resort.
Vonn finished in 1 minute, 52.9 seconds to defeat Stacey Cook of Mammoth Mountain, Calif., by 0.52 seconds. On Friday in the season-opening downhill, Vonn beat Cook by 1.73 seconds.
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Before Friday, the last 1-2 U.S. finish in a World Cup downhill was in December 2006, when Vonn won and Julia Mancuso was second in France.
Vonn, 28, tied Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider for second place on the women’s World Cup victory list with 55. Austria’s Annamarie Moser-Proell is the leader with 62.
Italian Matteo Marsaglia, 27, posted his first World Cup victory when he took a super-giant slalom race in Beaver Creek, Colo.
Marsaglia finished in 1 minute, 14.68 seconds to edge Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway by 0.27 seconds.
Rays trade Badenhop,
The Tampa Bay Rays traded right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Raul Mondesi Jr.
Badenhop, 29, was 3-2 with a 3.03 earned-run average in 66 games last season.
The 20-year-old Mondesi, son of a former All-Star outfielder, hit .231 with five home runs and drove in 32 runs in 68 games for the rookie-league Helena Brewers in Montana.
Report: Cubs add closer
Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa, 32, and the Chicago Cubs reportedly have agreed on a two-year, $9.5 million contract.
Trout beats Cotto
Austin “No Doubt” Trout controlled the fight early and roughed up Miguel Cotto late to win a 12-round unanimous decision and retain his share of the 154-pound title at Madison Square Garden in New York. Trout (26-0) won 117-111 on two judges’ cards and 119-109 on the other card.
Crowd favorite Cotto (37-4) lost his second consecutive bout after dropping a piece of the 154-pound title to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May.
• Hundreds mourned Hector “Macho” Camacho in the East Harlem church the fighter attended as a boy, and hundreds more cheered and shouted “Macho” when his coffin was carried out.
Camacho, a native of Puerto Rico who moved to New York as a child, was shot in the face Nov. 20 while sitting in a parked car with a friend outside a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, died at the scene.
Camacho, 50, died after doctors removed him from life support.
• Alex Morgan scored 44 seconds into the match and the U.S. women’s soccer team went on to beat Ireland 2-0 in an exhibition in Glendale, Ariz.
Morgan also assisted on Megan Rapinoe‘s goal late in the first half.
Morgan, who scored three times in the Americans’ 5-0 victory over Ireland in Portland on Wednesday, has 28 goals this year. With three matches to go, the 23-year-old is on pace to become the third U.S. woman with 30 goals in a calendar year. The others are Abby Wambach (31) in 2004 and Michelle Akers (39) in 1991.
The United States used three goalkeepers. Hope Solo, a former Washington Huskies standout from Richland, left in the 22nd minute.
• The home teams won in NCAA Division I men’s soccer quarterfinals, as Georgetown beat San Diego 3-1 and Maryland defeated Louisville 3-1.
Georgetown will face Louisville in a semifinal match Friday in Hoover, Ala. In the other semifinal, Indiana will play either Connecticut or Creighton.
• Swimmer Kevin Cordes won the 200-yard breaststroke in an American-record 1 minute, 50.73 seconds at the Winter Nationals in Austin, Texas.
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