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  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn watches during a news conference in view of the Alpine Skiing World Championships, in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn's personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued statements Wednesday, Nov. 20, detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; "minor facial abrasions"; a bruised shoulder blade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn watches during a news conference in view of the Alpine Skiing World Championships, in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn's personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued statements Wednesday, Nov. 20, detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; "minor facial abrasions"; a bruised shoulder blade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn watches during a news conference in view of the Alpine Skiing World Championships, in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn's personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued statements Wednesday, Nov. 20, detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; "minor facial abrasions"; a bruised shoulder blade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn watches during a news conference in view of the Alpine Skiing World Championships, in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn's personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued statements Wednesday, Nov. 20, detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; "minor facial abrasions"; a bruised shoulder blade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Johnson delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Johnson delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2006, file photo, former St. Louis Cardinals offensive lineman Dan Dierdorf waves to fans as he is inducted into the Arizona Cardinals' ring of honor during a ceremony at halftime of a football game against the Chicago Bears in Glendale, Ariz. Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is retiring from broadcasting after 43 straight years involved with the NFL. CBS announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013,  that he will leave the booth after this season. The 64-year-old Dierdorf has called NFL games for three decades, the longest current tenure by a TV analyst. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2006, file photo, former St. Louis Cardinals offensive lineman Dan Dierdorf waves to fans as he is inducted into the Arizona Cardinals' ring of honor during a ceremony at halftime of a football game against the Chicago Bears in Glendale, Ariz. Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is retiring from broadcasting after 43 straight years involved with the NFL. CBS announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, that he will leave the booth after this season. The 64-year-old Dierdorf has called NFL games for three decades, the longest current tenure by a TV analyst. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn watches during a news conference in view of the Alpine Skiing World Championships, in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn's personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued statements Wednesday, Nov. 20, detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; "minor facial abrasions"; a bruised shoulder blade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn watches during a news conference in view of the Alpine Skiing World Championships, in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn's personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued statements Wednesday, Nov. 20, detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; "minor facial abrasions"; a bruised shoulder blade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Johnson delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2006, file photo, former St. Louis Cardinals offensive lineman Dan Dierdorf waves to fans as he is inducted into the Arizona Cardinals' ring of honor during a ceremony at halftime of a football game against the Chicago Bears in Glendale, Ariz. Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is retiring from broadcasting after 43 straight years involved with the NFL. CBS announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013,  that he will leave the booth after this season. The 64-year-old Dierdorf has called NFL games for three decades, the longest current tenure by a TV analyst. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

ALPINE SKIING

Vonn partially tears repaired right knee ligament

Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.

What is less clear at the moment: When the four-time overall World Cup champion and 2010 Vancouver downhill gold medalist might be able to compete and how her injuries might affect her Olympic hopes.

The U.S. Ski Team and Vonn’s personal publicist, Lewis Kay, issued nearly identical statements yesterday detailing her injuries from her fall at Copper Mountain, Colo., a day earlier: a mild strain to her right knee, the same one Vonn hurt in a high-speed crash at the world championships in February; “minor facial abrasions”; a bruised shoulder blade.

Vonn has not competed since needing surgery to fix her ACL and MCL after the crash in Austria nine months ago; the ACL was re-injured Tuesday.

Kay said that after Vonn rests for a few days, she “then will pursue aggressive physical therapy and will determine the next time she is able to compete after seeing how she responds to the treatment.”

NFL

Redskins’ Hankerson out for season with injury

ASHBURN, Va. – Washington Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson is done for the season with a left knee injury.

Coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday that Hankerson will have surgery on a damaged lateral collateral ligament and will require months of recovery. Hankerson was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

He had emerged as the team’s No. 2 wideout this season, with 30 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns.

NFL

McGloin to start again for Raiders at QB

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Matt McGloin will start at quarterback for the second straight week for the Oakland Raiders after throwing three touchdown passes in his debut performance.

Coach Dennis Allen announced yesterday that he was going with McGloin over Terrelle Pryor on Sunday against Tennessee.

Allen said McGloin earned another chance to start after becoming the fourth player since the 1970 merger to throw three touchdown passes and no interceptions in his first career start when he led Oakland to a 28-23 win at Houston.

Allen said Pryor is still nursing a sore right knee and will be the backup on Sunday if he is healthy.

NFL

Vikings keep Ponder in place at quarterback

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The quarterback carousel in Minnesota is staying put for another week. Christian Ponder will be the starter at Green Bay.

Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier announced his decision yesterday, and Ponder made this sound like it wasn’t much of a decision at all. Ponder said Frazier didn’t tell him he was keeping the job. He just assumed the spot was still his.

Ponder’s status was in question after he had three more turnovers last week in a loss at Seattle. After throwing his second interception in the fourth quarter, Ponder was pulled for Matt Cassel. But Frazier said he believes Ponder gives the Vikings the best chance to beat the Packers, ahead of Cassel and Josh Freeman.

NFL

League fines 49ers LB Brooks $15,570 for hit on Brees

NEW YORK – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.

That is the standard amount for such hits to the head and neck area.

Brooks leveled Drew Brees, forcing a lost fumble. But the penalty kept the ball in the Saints’ possession, and they soon kicked two field goals to win, 23-20. The tackle left Brees with blood on his chin.

Brooks vehemently argued against the penalty, saying he didn’t use his hands or helmet and called it a “bear hug.” Brees labeled the hit a clothesline tackle.

NFL

Bears’ Cutler out of hard cast

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is out of a hard cast and wearing a small brace on his injured left ankle.

Coach Marc Trestman said yesterday that Cutler remains week to week with a high ankle sprain. The Bears have ruled him out for Sunday’s game at St. Louis, and Trestman would not say if he expects his quarterback to play the following week at Minnesota.

Cutler tore his left groin muscle against Washington on Oct. 20 and missed the next game at Green Bay two weeks later. He returned earlier than expected against Detroit on Nov. 10, only to injure his ankle in the first half and sit out the game’s final drive.

NFL

Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting after season

NEW YORK – Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf is retiring from broadcasting after 43 straight years involved with the NFL.

CBS announced yesterday that he will leave the booth after this season. The 64-year-old Dierdorf has called NFL games for three decades, the longest current tenure by a TV analyst.

He played offensive line for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971-83, earning All-Pro honors six times. Dierdorf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996, and in 2008, he was recognized with the Hall’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. Frank Gifford, John Madden and Len Dawson are the only others to receive both honors.

Dierdorf spent 12 years on ABC’s Monday Night Football before rejoining CBS in 1999. He currently calls games with Greg Gumbel.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Victim’s lawyer critical of police in Winston case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The attorney representing the alleged victim in a sexual assault investigation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said her client never said she did not want to press charges.

Patricia Carroll said yesterday it’s not true that the case about the alleged December 2012 assault was placed on hold because the victim did not want to prosecute, as a Tallahassee official told city commissioners in an email.

Carroll said the alleged victim was trying to get on with her life after it became apparent the Tallahassee Police Department was not seriously investigating the case. TPD did not respond to calls seeking comment.

BASEBALL

Johnson, Padres finalize $8M, 1-year contract

SAN DIEGO – Josh Johnson was looking for a team close to his Las Vegas home, and the San Diego Padres were looking for a top-of-the rotation pitcher.

The sides quickly agreed on an $8 million, one-year contract that was finalized yesterday.

Johnson, who had bone spurs removed from his right elbow on Oct. 1, was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA 16 appearances last season with Toronto.

The Padres expect him to be ready to go by spring training.

BASEBALL

Cardinals sign Matheny to 3-year extension

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals gave a three-year contract extension to Manager Mike Matheny, who has made deep postseason runs in both of his seasons.

The Cardinals lost the World Series in six games to the Boston Red Sox this fall and were one game shy of reaching the World Series in 2012, his first season managing at any level.

The team also announced yesterday that pitcher Chris Carpenter has retired. The 38-year-old right-hander missed all of this season with a recurring nerve issue in his shoulder.

SOCCER

Algeria: 12 die in World Cup qualifying rejoicing

ALGIERS, Algeria – Algerian authorities said 12 people died and 240 were injured during celebrations for Algeria’s 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso that sent the country’s team to the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil.

A government statement yesterday said that five celebrating fans were killed when a van slid off the road into a ravine in the mountain town of Bejaia, east of Algiers, while four others died in the southern city of Biskra in a car accident.

The remaining three died in other towns, the statement added without further details.

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