Vonn heading back to U.S. to recover
Lindsey Vonn is heading back to the United States for an unexpected break in the middle of the World Cup ski season and is unlikely to return to Europe until January. U.S. women’s coach Alex Hoedlmoser told The Associated Press on Monday that Vonn’s heavy schedule has not allowed the four-time overall World Cup winner to recover from the intestinal illness that landed her in a hospital in Vail, Colo., last month. Hoedlmoser said the timing of Vonn’s return “depends on how she’s feeling and exactly what her condition is.” ment. Hodges said coaches acted after being informed of a message that referred to Obama by a racial epithet. “Take that (expletive) off the tv, we wanna watch football!” Patterson tweeted. The tweet was in reference to Obama’s speech about the Connecticut massacre, which preempted part of Sunday night’s game between the Patriots and 49ers.
■ Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson will miss the Liberty Bowl against Tulsa with a knee injury suffered during practice Saturday.