January 24, 2011 in Sports

In brief: Vonn wraps up weekend with super-G win

 
Associated Press photo

Lindsey Vonn, of the U.S., speeds down the course during a women’s World Cup super-G race.
(Full-size photo)

Skiing: Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Sunday to wrap up the weekend’s World Cup racing in Cortina with her second win in three days in Cortina D’ Ampezzo, Italy.

Vonn clocked 1 minute, 22.64 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course, beating overall World Cup leader Maria Riesch of Germany by 0.05 seconds. Lara Gut of Switzerland was third.

• Grange wins slalom; Kostelic takes combined event: In Kitzbuehel, Austria, Jean-Baptiste Grange of France won a men’s World Cup slalom, while overall leader Ivica Kostelic of Croatia placed second to take the combined event.

Grange overcame a major mistake to post the fastest second-run time, finishing in 1 minute, 40.93 seconds to beat Kostelic by 0.28.

Flyers tops ’Hawks in Stanley Cup rematch

NHL: Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist, and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in the visiting Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nikolay Zherdev and Scott Hartnell added goals, and Claude Giroux had four assists for the Flyers in the only regular-season rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals.

Chicago rookie Corey Crawford finished with 30 saves.

• Five-goal 2nd fuels Lightning in win: Steven Stamkos notched his NHL-best 38th goal to take over sole possession of the league scoring lead and help the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning win their fourth straight game, 7-1 over the visiting Atlanta Thrashers.

Martin St. Louis, Nate Thompson, Dana Tyrell and Simon Gagne joined Stamkos in scoring during a five-goal second period.

• Kovalchuk leads Devils past the Panthers: In Newark, N.J., Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, Jason Arnott scored twice and the resurgent New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to four with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Brian Rolston and Patrik Elias also scored for the Devils, who have picked up points in seven straight games (6-0-1). Their only blip during the surge was a 3-2 overtime loss at Florida on Jan. 15. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves.

No. 3 Duke rallies from 20-point deficit

College basketball: In Raleigh, N.C., freshman Chelsea Gray hit a driving layup with 12 seconds left to help No. 3 Duke rally from a 20-point deficit to beat rival North Carolina State 65-64.

Jasmine Thomas scored 14 points to lead the Blue Devils (19-0, 5-0 ACC), who had to fight to the final horn to remain the nation’s last unbeaten team. Duke trailed by 18 at halftime and 42-22 a minute into the second half before turning up its defensive fullcourt pressure to finally get back in the game.

• Stricklen leads No. 5 Tennessee past Auburn: Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points and Glory Johnson had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting No. 5 Tennessee to a 73-53 victory over Auburn for the Lady Vols’ 10th straight win.

The Lady Vols (19-2, 7-0 SEC) used a late 14-2 spurt to turn the game into a decisive win.

U-Hi grad Angie Bjorklund had seven points and three assists for Tennessee.

• No. 15 Maryland beats No. 10 North Carolina: In College Park, Md., Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 15 Maryland had four other players score in double figures in a surprisingly easy 88-65 victory over No. 10 North Carolina.

Diandra Tchatchouang scored 13, Lynetta Kizer and Alicia DeVaughn each had 12, and Laurin Mincy added 10 points for the Terrapins.

• Gasser earns first triple-double in Wisconsin history: Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser had a game to remember.

The Badgers freshman had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double in school history, helping Wisconsin to a 78-46 victory over Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.

Jon Leuer scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack for No. 18 Wisconsin. Keaton Nankivil had 16 points and Jordan Taylor added 14 for the Badgers (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten).

Anthony leads Nuggets past Pacers

Miscellany: Carmelo Anthony gave the home crowd nothing to boo about, scoring 36 points in the Denver Nuggets’ 121-107 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers, who lost their fifth straight.

Anthony had been subjected to jeers by the home crowd as trade talk intensified last week, but on this night, the Denver fans showed him plenty of love, especially when he was raining 3s from all over the court as he put on a spectacular 23-point show in the third quarter.

Anthony’s career-best six 3-pointers all came in the third period.

• Rangers, O’Day agree on $1.25M deal: Right-hander Darren O’Day and the Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a $1.25 million, one-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration for the side-arming reliever.

O’Day was 6-2 with a 2.03 ERA in a club-high 72 appearances for the A.L. champion Rangers last season. He walked only 12 in 62 innings.

When salary figures were exchanged last week, O’Day asked for $1.4 million, only $350,000 more than what the team offered. The 28-year-old O’Day has a 2.63 ERA in 170 career games for the Los Angeles Angels (2008), New York Mets (2009) and Texas (2009-10).

• US women beat Canada in Four Nations soccer: In Beijing, the United States beat Canada 2-1 at the Four Nations tournament, a warmup for this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Germany.

The top-ranked Americans won on a long shot by Lindsey Tarpley in the 70th minute. Lauren Cheney of the U.S. opened the scoring in the 54th minute.

• Nesbitt, Lee win sprint world championships: Defending champion Lee Kyou-hyuk of South Korea secured his fourth speedskating sprint world championship title by winning both 500-meter races and placing sixth in the decisive final 1,000 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Earlier, Christine Nesbitt of Canada won the women’s title by cruising to victory in the 1,000 after finishing third in the 500.

Get stories like this in a free daily email


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus