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LINDSEY VONN WINS WORLD CUP SUPER-G IN BULGARIA: BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — On a rough and demanding course, Lindsey Vonn showed that no woman rules this event quite like her.

She captured a World Cup super-G Sunday to become the career leader in the discipline. By winning her 18th super G the American overtook Austria's Renate Goetschl for the record.

HOLCOMB WINS 4-MAN GOLD AT BOBSLED WORLDS: LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Holcomb slid to a halt in USA-1, the hometown crowd at Mount Van Hoevenberg roaring its approval as he thrust his helmet skyward in celebration. Another chapter written in what is becoming a remarkable bobsled career.

A week after winning the two-man gold at the world championships, Holcomb again was the class of the field in four-man, easily besting the top two German sleds.


LOWE SETS AMERICAN WOMEN'S HIGH JUMP RECORD: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Chaunte Lowe set an American record in the women's high jump Sunday at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The 28-year Lowe cleared 6 feet, 7½ inches on her third attempt, eclipsing Tisha Walker, who went 6-7 on Feb. 28, 1998.


CHRIS LANE WINS BASSMASTER CLASSIC: BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Chris Lane won the 42nd Bassmaster Classic on Sunday by hauling in 51 pounds and six ounces over the three-day event, beating out Greg Vinson for the title by less than three pounds.

The 36-year-old nearly from Guntersville, Ala., nearly doubled his career earnings with the $500,000 first prize.


ZIMMERMAN, NATIONALS ADD $100M, 6 YEARS: Ever since he became the Washington Nationals' very first draft pick, Ryan Zimmerman wanted to stay with the club for the long haul.

Now he'll get that wish.

The Nationals took what they hope is another step toward consistent contention by locking up their third baseman — and the guy many still call the face of the franchise — through 2019, adding six years to Zimmerman's existing contract in a deal announced Sunday.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause. The extra six seasons are worth $100 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.


SHARKS COACH MCLELLAN OUT AFTER STICK HIT TO HEAD: ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan has left his team's game at Minnesota after being hit in the head with a stick on the bench.

The team said he was alert and responsive. Wild doctors were treating the injury after McLellan was struck early in the second period on Sunday night.

McLellan was down on the bench during a stoppage of play. A stretcher was wheeled across the ice for him, but McLellan was able to get up and walk to the locker room on his own, though he moved gingerly with his body bent forward.


DAVID FERRER BEATS ALMAGRO TO WIN COPA CLARO: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — David Ferrer won the Copa Claro on Sunday, rallying past defending champion Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in an all-Spanish final.

The fifth-ranked Ferrer earned his 13th ATP tour title. He also won in January in Auckland, New Zealand.