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    Lindsey Vonn injures back, withdraws from World Cup Super-G event

    United States' Lindsey Vonn grimaces in pain after getting to the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
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    Lindsey Vonn grimaces in pain Saturday after injuring her back during the women’s World Cup Super-G event in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

    After injuring her back in a World Cup race Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn withdrew from another super-G Sunday before the race was canceled due to fog. Vonn jarred her back Saturday and completed the super-G race in obvious pain in 24th place. “I am extremely disappointed but my biggest goal this season is the Olympics,’’ the 33-year-old American wrote on Twitter 45 minutes before the original scheduled start. Vonn won the downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Games, but missed the 2014 Sochi Games due to injury . . . Austria’s Marcel Hirscher recovered from a disappointing opening run to beat Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen by 0.39 seconds to win a men’s World Cup slalom in dense snowfall in Val d’Isere, France . . . Japan’s Nao Kodaira won the women’s 1,000 meters (1 minute, 12.09 seconds) and Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen won the men’s 5,000 (6:01.86) to set world records on the final day of the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns.


    MLS clubs trade at deadline

    Sporting Kansas City traded midfielder Kevin Oliveira and defender Tyler Pasher to Atlanta United FC for forward Kenwyne Jones and goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis, one of the many deals struck during Major League Soccer’s half-day trade window. Sporting KC also sent its second-round pick in next year’s draft to Atlanta, while getting back that club’s fourth-round selection in the 2021 draft . . . FC Dallas traded defender Walker Zimmerman to MLS expansion club Los Angeles Football Club in exchange for $500,000 in allocation money and the No. 1 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking . . . The Portland Timbers traded forward Darren Mattocks to D.C. United for a 2018 international roster slot . . . . New York City FC traded defender Frederic Brilliant to D.C. United for $75,000 in general allocation money and a 2018 international roster spot . . . Manchester City capitalized on two defensive lapses by Romelu Lukaku to claim a record-setting 2-1 win over Manchester United and open an 11-point lead over its fierce rival in the Premier League. It was City’s 14th straight victory in the league, something that has never been achieved by a team before in England’s top flight in a single season. Arsenal won 14 straight games in 2002, but across two seasons. Both of Lukaku’s mistakes came in United’s penalty area while the forward was defending set pieces, with David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi taking advantage to score with close-range finishes in the 43rd and 54th minutes. Marcus Rashford equalized for United between City’s goals, from another defensive mistake, in the meeting of the league’s top two teams at Old Trafford . . . Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as coach after managing just one win in 13 games across all competitions and named former Cologne coach Peter Stoeger as his replacement. Stoeger was sacked as Cologne coach the previous Sunday after his side failed to win any of its opening 14 Bundesliga games of the season. The club said Stoeger, 51, and his assistant coach Manfred Schmidt, who was also let go by Cologne, were signed until June 30, 2018 . . . Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored after Villarreal was reduced to 10 men to give Barcelona a 2-0 win that maintained its lead of the Spanish League.


    Stricker, O’Hair team at QBE

    Sean O’Hair made eagle on the par-5 17th hole and teamed with Steve Stricker for an 8-under-par 64 to win the QBE Shootout over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, in Naples, Fla. In the final round of better ball, Stricker and O'Hair rallied from a two-shot deficit on the front nine, built a two-shot lead through 14 holes and were ahead by one shot heading to the reachable 17th with the green guarded by a huge bunker with a vetted, waist-high wall. ‘‘Walking to 17 tee, Steve said, ‘A 3 would go a long way right now,'’’ O'Hair said. Stricker and O'Hair finished at 26-under 190 and each earned $410,000. Pat Perez and Brian Harman shot 64 to finish third. Lexi Thompson, the only LPGA Tour player in the 12-team field, and Tony Finau closed with a 66 and tied for fourth . . . American Angel Yin won the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in Dubai, beating South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Yin, 19, won with a tap-in birdie on the drivable 17th hole. The victory in the Ladies European Tour season finale is her first on a major tour. Yin closed with a 5-under 67, saving par on the par-5 18th after finding the water, to match Kim (65) and France’s Celine Herbin (64) at 15-under 273 at Emirates Golf Club.


    Oladipo (47) boosts Pacers


    Victor Oladipo, who starred at Indiana University, had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the host Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Nuggets. The Pacers trailed, 114-106, with 2:54 remaining in the fourth before scoring 8 straight points, capped by Thad Young’s putback with 5 seconds left to tie it. Then, Indiana got the first 9 points in overtime to secure its fourth straight win — all at home — while outscoring the Nuggets, 12-2, in the extra period. ‘‘These fans are incredible. It’s like I never left,’’ Oladipo said. ‘‘In college it was the same way. It’s pretty awesome to play in front of them.’’ After the final buzzer, Oladipo walked to mid-court, standing along the sideline passing out high-fives to Pacers fans . . . The 76ers sat Joel Embiid in New Orleans because of stiffness in the 7-foot center’s back. Embiid was expected to play against the Pelicans after sitting out Saturday night’s loss to Cleveland to rest his surgically repaired knee. Philadelphia also held out guard T.J. McConnell with a left shoulder sprain. The Sixers already had ruled out forward Robert Covington, who hurt his back crashing over the first row of stands in an attempt to save a ball from going out of bounds in Cleveland.


    Blues’ Schwartz on IR

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    The St. Louis Blues placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury, and he will evaluated in six weeks. He started Sunday tied for ninth in the NHL with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and ranked second with a plus-23 rating through 30 games for the Central Division-leading Blues. The Blues made the move hours ahead of their game Sunday against the Sabres . . . Toronto star forward Auston Matthews was held out of the Maple Leafs’ game against the Edmonton Oilers because of an upper-body injury. Matthews was originally listed as a game-time decision, with Mike Babcock saying at the morning skate the 20-year-old forward was: ‘‘One of those guys with bumps and bruises.’’ Matthews took an accidental hit to the head from teammate Morgan Rielly with 2:50 remaining in the third period of a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night . . . The St. Louis Cardinals agreed with Luke Gregerson on a an $11 million, two-year contract, according to a personal familiar with the deal The 33-year-old righthander went 2-3 with a career-high 4.57 ERA in 65 relief appearances for Houston, where he was used as a specialist against righthanded hitters. He did not allow a run in five postseason appearances as the Astros won their first World Series title.