Three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday, four days after he was wounded in the face in a drive-by shooting, doctors said. He was 50. Camacho was pronounced dead after being taken off life support following a second heart attack early Saturday morning at Puerto Rico Medical Center in San Juan. He had been declared brain dead on Thursday after he was shot Tuesday while sitting in a car outside a liquor store in the San Juan suburb of Bayamon, Camacho's birthplace. Obituary, Page B9 . . . Former world champion Ricky Hatton, in his first fight after more than three years in retirement, was stopped in the ninth round by Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester, England. The 34-year-old Hatton (45-3), who took a painful body shot from the Ukrainian welterweight in the ninth, hastily retired again after the fight.
A tired Vonn finishes 21st in Cup GS
Tina Maze of Slovenia won her second straight World Cup giant slalom race, while an exhausted Lindsey Vonn finished 21st in her return after missing time with an intestinal illness. Maze had a combined two-run time of 1 minute 59.39 seconds to hold off Kathrin Zettel of Austria by nearly a second at Aspen, Colo. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was third. The 29-year-old Maze won the season-opening GS race in Austria last month, with Zettel taking second there, too. Vonn was 10th after the first run, but didn’t have anything left for the second pass through the challenging course. The four-time overall champion wasn’t sure if she was even going to compete this weekend because of the stomach bug that landed her in the hospital . . . Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won the season-opening World Cup men’s downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, beating Austria’s Max Franz by 0.64 seconds. Svindal finished the Olympic course in 1:48.31. American Marco Sullivan and Austria’s Klaus Kroell tied for third at 1:48.97. Ryan Cochran-Siegle was second among the Americans, finishing 25th at 1:50.61. Travis Ganong was 39th, Steven Nyman 40th, and Andrew Weibrecht failed to finish . . . Russia’s Alexander Zubkov raced to his third straight World Cup four-man bobsled victory, beating teammate Alexander Kasjanov by 0.24 seconds at Whistler, British Columbia. Zubkov’s team had a two-run time of 1:43.29 seconds. Canada’s Chris Spring was third, and American Steven Holcomb fourth a day after winning the two-man event. Holcomb’s team included Steve Langton of Melrose.
McIlroy, Donald atop board at Dubai
Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to remain tied with Luke Donald as the world’s top two ranked golfers pulled three shots clear of a star-studded field in the third round of the Dubai World Championship. The top-ranked McIlroy, who has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, struggled early when he bogeyed the first hole and missed several makeable birdie putts. But he improved on the back nine, sinking a 30-foot eagle putt on 14 to go with three birdies for a 6-under 66. Donald also had a 66 and joins McIlroy with a 17-under total of 199. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen (68) and Charl Schwartzel (67) are three shots back, while compatriot Branden Grace (70) and Joostis Luiten (67) of France are another two shots behind.
Reports: Bears’ Cutler to start Sunday
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler passed all of his concussion tests and will start Sunday against the Vikings, according to several media outlets that cite team sources . . . Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Panthers because of concussions. Trainer Rick Burkholder said Vick is symptom-free, but McCoy has headaches and dizziness . . . The Vikings declared wide receiver Percy Harvin out of Sunday’s game because of a sprained left ankle . . . The Browns decided to cancel a promotion to hand out white flags to fans before Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Because white flags symbolize surrender, the giveaway seemed to imply the Browns were giving up against the Steelers, who have won 16 of the past 17 games between the AFC North foes.
Hamilton drives off with Brazilian pole
Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, while Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel will start fourth and title challenger Fernando Alonso seventh. Hamilton set a lap of 1:12.458 seconds with his McLaren at Interlagos, just .055 in front of teammate Jenson Button. Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will start third after a lap of 1:12.581, with Vettel behind him . . . AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says he will try to attract Pep Guardiola to coach the soccer team. Berlusconi believes English soccer clubs are after the former Barcelona coach, who is on a year’s sabbatical after leaving the Spanish champions last season.