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  • Lindsey Vonn claims 61st World Cup win in Val d'Isere
    Lindsey Vonn claims 61st World Cup win in Val d'Isere

    Val-d'Isère (France) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn notched up her 61st World Cup win with success in the women's downhill at Val d'Isere on Saturday. The four-time overall World Cup champion claimed her latest race by clocking a time of 1min 44.47 sec to edge Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Austria's Elisabeth Goergl, who shared second at 19 hundredths of a second behind the American. This was 30-year-old Vonn's second downhill win of the season after this month's win in Lake Louise, her first victory since a high speed crash in early 2013. It put the girlfriend of 14-time golf major champion Tiger Woods just one win behind the all-time World Cup record of 62 held by Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell.

  • Major sporting upsets of 2014

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Five major sporting upsets in 2014: 1. Brazil suffer 7-1 World Cup humiliation against Germany "Historic Disgrace" screamed the Folha de S.Paulo's headline, as a shocked nation digested a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany on home soil. While many pundits had speculated that this Brazil side lacked the sparkle of previous vintages, nobody predicted they would suffer perhaps the greatest shame in their illustrious footballing past. ...

  • Downing cracker piles on misery for Leicester
    Downing cracker piles on misery for Leicester

    A stunning goal by Stewart Downing helped in-form West Ham to a 2-0 win over bottom of the table Leicester in their Premier League clash on Saturday extending the visitors' winless run to 12 games. Downing's goal -- his third in the past seven games but first at home this season -- along with Andy Carroll's third of the campaign confirmed the Hammers strong showing this term and saw them strengthen their hold on fourth place. The former England striker was helped on his way as former Hammers defender Paul Konchesky played an awful backpass almost from his own halfway line, seemingly blind to the fact Carroll was lurking. Carroll this time kept his nerve to finish off the chance placing the ball beyond Ben Hamer.

  • Southampton sweep past Everton to stop rot

    Southampton drew a line under a miserable run of five successive defeats with an emphatic 3-0 Premier League victory over Everton at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday. A first-half own goal from Romelu Lukaku and second-half strikes by Graziano Pelle and Maya Yoshida secured the win that brought relief to manager Ronald Koeman. Saints' disastrous recent run had seen them drop from second place to fifth, and while this win did not restore them to the Champions League places, it revived their unexpected challenge for a top-four spot. For Everton manager Roberto Martinez, however, there were few positives to be taken from a defeat that left his team in mid-table after a run of just one win in five league games.

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