Lindsey Vonn takes downhill bronze at world championships

Lindsey Vonn celebrates her third-place finish in the downhill at the world championships Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Lindsey Vonn celebrates her third-place finish in the downhill at the world championships Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill, while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain her title in another season disrupted by injuries as she targets the 2018 Olympics. Stuhec confirmed her status as prerace favorite in St. Moritz, Switzerland, finishing 0.40 seconds clear of surprise silver medalist Stephanie Venier of Austria on Sunday. Vonn was 0.45 behind Stuhec. “I was not as confident as her and she outperformed me,’’ Vonn said. ‘‘She definitely deserved the gold medal today. The bronze feels to me like gold.’’ Vonn, 32, became the oldest female to medal at the worlds. American Laurenne Ross finished fifth. Beat Feuz thrilled the home crowd by winning the men’s downhill, finishing 0.12 seconds faster than runner-up Erik Guay of Canada. Max Franz of Austria was third, 0.37 behind Feuz.


Love has knee soreness

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love’s sore left knee will sideline him for at least one game and could keep him out of the All-Star Game next weekend. Love complained of soreness in his knee following Saturday’s win over Denver. He underwent an MRI on Sunday, and while the Cavaliers did not reveal the results, they said Love will miss Tuesday’s game at Minnesota — his former team. The Cavaliers said Love, who recently missed several games with back spasms, will undergo treatment in the next few days . . . A person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the Nuggets traded big man Jusuf Nurkic to the Trail Blazers for center Mason Plumlee. Denver also receives a second-round pick and cash, while the Blazers get a first-rounder . . . University of Oklahoma point guard Jordan Woodard will be out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, effectively ending his college career. Woodard, who was Oklahoma’s leading scorer this season, injured the knee during the second half of Saturday’s 80-64 loss at Iowa State . . . Three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes headlines the latest Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class. The five other inductees will be Olympic gold medalist and former UConn star Kara Wolters, former Southern Connecticut State coach Louise O’Neal, Middle Tennessee coach Rick Insell, official Sally Bell, and Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women founder Christine Grant. They will be inducted June 10 in Knoxville, Tenn.


Phillips dealt to Braves

The Braves acquired three-time All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Reds in exchange for lefthander Andrew McKirahan and minor league righthander Carlos Portuondo. Phillips, 35, was not part of Cincinnati’s rebuilding plan and had to approve the trade since he had a full no-trade clause in his contract. Phillips’s contract, which runs through the 2017 season, now reverts to a partial no-trade clause, which lists 12 teams to which he cannot be traded . . . The Tampa Bay Times reported the Rays are close to signing free agent righthander Nathan Eovaldi, who will miss the upcoming season following Tommy John surgery.


US into Fed Cup semis


CoCo Vandeweghe won the final 10 games to beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, and give the United States an insurmountable 3-0 advantage in their Fed Cup quarterfinal match in Kaanapali, Hawaii. The United States advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2010. The fourth singles match was canceled, and the doubles match was set to be played later Sunday. The United States will host defending champion Czech Republic in a semifinal April 22-23 at a site to be announced. The Czech Republic advanced by beating Spain, 3-2 . . . German teenager Alexander Zverev beat two-time defending champion Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, to win the Open Sud de France in Montpellier and clinch his second career title. The fourth-seeded Zverev, who’s 19 and considered one of the rising stars in tennis, won 80 percent of his points on first serve and hit eight aces. Zverev later teamed with older brother Mischa to win the doubles title . . . Unseeded Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos won his third straight title at the Ecuador Open in Quito, defeating Paolo Lorenzi, 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 7-6 (8-6).


UFC 208 brings a first

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Germaine de Randamie clocked Holly Holm after the bell in one round, then a second, and got nothing more than a warning from the referee. De Randamie kept those pivotal points on the scorecard Saturday night, and slapped a UFC championship belt over her shoulder. The 32-year-old Dutch kickboxer shook off Holm’s clinching and won by unanimous decision — 48-47 on each judge’s card — in the main event at UFC 208 in New York to become the first featherweight champion in the women’s division. The Barclays Center crowd booed the end of a lackluster bout. Holm lost her third straight bout since she became the first fighter to defeat Ronda Rousey in December 2015 . . . Fire officials in Monroe, Ga., said former NFL linebacker Quentin Moses and two other people died in a house fire. Moses, 33, was found unconscious inside the house and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Moses played for the University of Georgia and was with the Miami Dolphins from 2007-10.