After losses to Riesch in two downhill races, Vonn edges her in World Cup super-G race

Lindsey Vonn won the women’s World Cup super-G race at Lake Louise, Alberta, in 1 minute, 20.72 seconds on Sunday. Maria Riesch of Germany was second in 1:21.55 and American Julia Mancuso was third in 1:21.61.

Vonn finished second to Riesch in both downhill races last week.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Ted Ligety captured a giant slalom win in Beaver Creek, Colo., while U.S. teammate Bode Miller finished way back in 27th place.

Ligety flew through the course in a combined time of 2 minutes, 37.67 seconds, edging Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.82 seconds. Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished third.

After a slow opening run, Miller switched skis, but that didn’t help as he finished 8.68 seconds behind Ligety.


QMJHL: Trevor Parkes scored twice in the third period to help lift the Montreal Juniors to a 5-3 win over the Lewiston Maineiacs at Lewiston.

Parkes broke a 2-2 at 1:16 of the third. David Rose gave Montreal (24-4-3-1) a two-goal lead at 12:29.

Lewiston’s Etienne Brodeur scored with an extra attacker on with 16 seconds left, but Parkes put home an empty-netter 10 seconds later. Brodeur had two goals and an assist. Cameron Critchlow also scored for the Maineiacs (21-12-0-2).


NEDBANK CHALLENGE: Lee Westwood maintained his year-end No. 1 ranking with an eight-shot victory in Sun City, South Africa. He shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish at 17-under 271. Tim Clark shot a 71 to finish second at 9 under, one shot ahead of Retief Goosen and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Geoff Ogilvy won in Sydney, closing with a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke win. Ogilvy had a 19-under 269 total. Alistair Presnell (67) and Matt Jones (68) tied for second, Jordan Sherratt (67) and John Senden (69) followed at 12 under.

LPGA: Maria Hjorth won the LPGA Tour Championship in Orlando, Fla., using a final-round 72 to hold off a field in which only six of 120 players finished below par for the tournament. Hjorth finished at 5-under 283.


DAVIS CUP: Serbia won its first Davis Cup title, rallying for a 3-2 victory over France when Viktor Troicki beat Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the final singles match in Belgrade, Serbia.

Novak Djokovic had tied the best-of-five series 2-2 by beating Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match.


WORLD CUP: Tatjana Huefner won the race in Winterberg, Germany, in 1 minute, 54.669 seconds for the two runs, beating teammate Natalie Geisenberger by 0.614 seconds and Alex Gough of Canada by 0.742.

Erin Hamlin was the top American, finishing sixth.