Skier Lindsey Vonn tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in her right knee during a super-G run at the world championships Tuesday in Schladming, Austria, and she will miss the rest of the season.
The American gold medalist was flown by helicopter to a hospital. She lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off, and she veered into a gate.
At the time of the crash, the 28-year-old trailed race leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.12 seconds.
U.S. ski team medical director Kyle Wilkens said Vonn "tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in her knee and also suffered a lateral tibia plateau fracture," which involves the upper surface of the shin bone.
"She will be out for the remainder of this season but is expected to return to racing for the 2013-14 Audi FIS World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi," the statement read. The 2014 games begin a year from Wednesday.
--Lance Armstrong doesn't have any plans to repay as much as $12 million in bonus earned for three of his Tour de France wins, despite admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs during those wins, his lawyers told USA Today Sports
SCA Promotions insured and paid U.S. Postal team bonuses for the victories. The Texas company has said it's considering filing a lawsuit to recoup the money paid for his fourth, fifth and sixth Tour victories.
Armstrong's lawyer, Tim Herman, said there was no precedent for such a payback.
Old Dominion coach Blaine Taylor has been relieved of his duties, the school announced.
The Monarchs are 2-20 overall this season and 0-10 in the Colonial Athletic Association play. Taylor, who had two years left on his contract,has the best record in the history of ODU (239-143) after 12 years at the school.
--Dick Vitale will call Final Four games this year for ESPN International, the network announced.
The longtime announcer will work a semifinal and the championship game for telecast that will air in 150 countries and territories across 35 broadcast networks in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Canada.