WORLD CUP: Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals.

The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record to 19 crystal globes.

Said Vonn: “Pretty much everyone didn’t think I would be back. For myself, for everyone who doubted me, this is a pretty good answer.”


PGA: Adam Scott atoned for a less-than-standard performance off the tee and had a 4-under 68, leaving him one shot behind a trio of early leaders on a warm day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

Kevin Na, Jason Kokrak and Ken Duke each had a 67 to share the lead.

Rory McIlroy was among the late starters and made the turn at 2-under.

Sam Saunders, the PGA Tour rookie and grandson of Palmer, opened with a 70.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Organizers in Santo Antonio da Serra, Portugal reduced the Madeira Islands Open to 54 holes and suspended play as high winds swept the Portuguese archipelago.

No players managed to get out on the course.


INDIAN WELLS: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California when Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury.


NASCAR: After Kyle Busch’s crash into a concrete wall last month at Daytona, Talladega Superspeedway will add SAFER barriers in three places before the next race in May.

Busch broke his right leg and left foot when he hit a wall that lacked the energy-absorbing barrier.


Tibetan activists delivered a report to IOC leaders in London urging them to reject Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. A coalition of about 175 Tibet groups said they sent a report detailing how the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing failed to improve human rights in China.


ENGLAND: Coach Louis van Gaal, 63, said he will retire from the game at the end of his tenure with Manchester United in the Premier League.


CWHL: The Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League have forged a partnership agreement with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL to promote and grow the women’s game .

The CWHL, founded in 2007, includes four teams in Canada and the Boston Blades. The Blades beat the Stars 3-2 in overtime in the league’s Clarkson Cup final on March 7.

– From staff and news services