IN BRIEF


WINTER SPORTS

American Vonn claims World Cup super-G title

Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup super-G race Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, clinching the discipline title in the final event before the Vancouver Olympics.

The 25-year-old American timed 1 minute, 1.77 seconds on the Corviglia course for her ninth win of the season and third in super-G.

Marie Marchand-Arvier of France and Austria's Andrea Fischbacher tied for second, trailing Vonn by 0.17 seconds.

Vonn extended her lead in the overall standings to 137 points over Maria Riesch of Germany, who finished 11th. Vonn is the two-time defending overall champion.

Also: U.S. Olympic freestyle skier Daron Rahlves dislocated his right hip after a nasty wreck in his opening skicross race at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.

The injury is a setback as Rahlves prepares to compete in the Olympics, but a doctor who checked him out at the scene was optimistic after the crash that resulted in the 36-year-old's fourth hip dislocation.

A few hours after the accident, X Games officials said the hip had been popped back into place, and that Rahlves was putting pressure on it. He was released from the hospital late Sunday afternoon.

Phoenix Coyotes forward Scottie Upshall, who leads the team with 18 goals, is out indefinitely with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

MISCELLANEOUS

Harper's homer helps CSN to baseball victory

Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the College of Southern Nevada baseball team beat Arizona Western 8-5 to complete the season-opening Coyote Border Battle at Morse Stadium.

Harper, the highly touted newcomer who also had a double and a walk for the Coyotes (4-0), homered to start a four-run outburst in the fifth inning. Trevor Kirk went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks for CSN.

Coyotes starter Kenny McDowall threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts.

Also: The CSN softball team (4-2) beat GateWay (Ariz.) Community College 16-2 to cap its Kickoff Classic at Russell Road Recreation Complex.

Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 in London to stay within a point of Premier League leader Chelsea.

Nani set up two goals in the first half, one an own-goal by Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and the other by Wayne Rooney, before Park Ji-sung carried the ball half the length of the field to make it 3-0 in the 52nd minute.

Egypt won the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for the third straight time after Mohamed Gedo scored in the 85th minute for a 1-0 victory over Ghana in Luanda, Angola.

Paraguay soccer star Salvador Cabanas has been able to take food by mouth and is talking with family members, a remarkable recovery after being shot in the head a week ago in a Mexico City bar.

Two local high school senior football players said they gave oral commitments to Football Championship Subdivision programs at the end of their official recruiting visits.

Bishop Gorman defensive tackle Tim Wilkinson picked Northern Arizona, and Palo Verde safety Tyrone Blake chose Southern Utah. Arbor View quarterback Austin Anderson committed to Southern Utah on Thursday.

Joao Barbosa powered Action Express Racing to the 24 Hours of Daytona title, finishing an improbable victory in the organization's first appearance in the sports car endurance race at Daytona Beach, Fla.

The newly formed team avoided major mechanical problems and benefited from a late blunder by star-studded Chip Ganassi Racing to win by 50 seconds.

 

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