Vonn sets U.S. record with World Cup victory

Lindsey Vonn set an American record Sunday with her 19th women’s World Cup victory, winning a super-G in Tarvisio, Italy.

Vonn, 24, won in 1 minute, 21.72 seconds to better the previous record of 18 wins held by Tamara McKinney. Vonn finished second in a super-combi Friday and in a downhill Saturday.

Bode Miller has the U.S. men’s record with 31 World Cup victories.


Roddick tops Stepanek in Memphis title match

Andy Roddick won his first title of 2009 and the 27th of his career, beating Czech Radek Stepanek 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, Tenn.

Only Roger Federer (57) and Rafael Nadal (32) have won more titles among active players.

Also: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ranked 12th, edged Michael Llodra 7-5, 7-6 (3) to win the the Open 13 title in Marseille, France.


Wideout Crabtree to delay surgery on foot

Receiver Michael Crabtree confirmed he will delay surgery on his injured foot until after running the 40-yard dash at his personal workout for NFL teams next month.

Coaches were informed Saturday at the combine in Indianapolis that Crabtree had been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot and would need surgery. If he had surgery now, Crabtree probably would not work out for NFL scouts before April’s draft.

Also: Authorities in Chicago charged 36-year-old attorney Fredrick Goings with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of the former girlfriend and infant daughter of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry.

The bodies of 24-year-old Nova Henry and 9-month-old Ava were found in their Chicago apartment Jan. 24.

Court records show Goings was Henry’s attorney in a paternity case with Curry involving Ava. According to the Chicago Tribune, records show DNA tests confirmed that Ava was the former Chicago Bulls player’s child.

The UNLV women’s tennis team beat UC Riverside 7-0 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex, winning every set to improve to 6-2.

The UNLV women’s golf team shot 23-over-par 311 to open the Wildcat Invitational in Sonora, Mexico. The Rebels were 12th in the 17-team field, with top-ranked UCLA leading at 1-under 287.

The UNLV baseball team (3-1) gave up five runs in the last two innings, losing to Maine 11-9 at Wilson Stadium.

The UNLV softball team (7-7) split two games at the Cathedral City (Calif.) Classic, losing to Long Island 8-2 and beating Cal Poly, 8-5.

The College of Southern Nevada baseball team (8-8) got two grand slams from Marvin Campbell in beating Cypress (Calif.) College 16-13 at Morse Stadium.

Ron Capps raced to his second consecutive Funny Car win of the season at the Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz. Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) won their divisions.

Levi Leipheimer took ninth in the final stage to wrap up his third straight Tour of California title with an overall time of 31 hours, 28 minutes, 21 seconds. Lance Armstrong, who spent the race in support of Astana teammate Leipheimer, finished seventh overall as the nine-day race concluded in Escondido.

Loren Roberts made a 3-foot birdie putt on the last hole to win the Champions Tour’s ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla., shooting 68 for a 7-under 209 total to beat Gene Jones by one stroke.

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