Vonn wins bronze medal in final race of her career
ARE, Sweden – One last comeback complete. One last medal.
Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career.
“I laid it all on the line. That’s all I wanted to do today,” Vonn said. “I have to admit I was a little bit nervous, probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life. I wanted to finish strong so badly.”
It’s a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American’s two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Are were the first two major championship medals of her career.
When Vonn crossed the finish line she had a big smile on her face, waved and bowed to the crowd.
Ducks fire coach Randy Carlyle amid 7-game skid
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday amid a seven-game losing streak.
The Ducks announced that general manager Bob Murray would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season. Anaheim will name a new coach following the season.
Carlyle, 62, the winningest coach in Ducks history, was in his second stint with Anaheim. He led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2007.
Tsonga wins Open Sud de France after beating Herbert
MONTPELLIER, France – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-2 in an all-French final of the Open Sud de France on Sunday, winning his 17th career title and denying his countryman a first.
Tsonga broke the seventh-seeded Herbert’s serve three times and dropped only four points throughout the match on his own serve.
Pacers add Matthews to roster after he clears waivers
INDIANAPOLIS – Free agent guard Wesley Matthews has officially signed with the Indiana Pacers.
The move was first reported following Thursday’s trade deadline, but the Pacers couldn’t announce it until Sunday. Matthews was waived by the Knicks after a deal that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas and cleared waivers on Saturday.