GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Lindsey Vonn, the overall World Cup leader, won a downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday, becoming the first woman to win multiple downhills on the Kandahar course.
Vonn also won a downhill four years ago. She also has three Super-G wins and one slalom victory in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The American keeps breaking her own records with every new victory. Vonn raised her record to 38 downhill wins, the most by a woman in a specific discipline.
"Every win is more special than the last one. Every day is a new chance to break a record," Vonn said.
On a sunny day but with most of the Kandahar course in shade, Vonn made no obvious mistakes and finished 1.51 seconds ahead of Fabienne Suter of Switzerland. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, winner of two consecutive giant slalom races coming into Saturday's event, was third, 1.57 seconds behind Vonn.
With her 76th World Cup win, Vonn closed the gap on the all-time record of 86 victories held by Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden.
He's a Blue Jay: Righthander Gavin Floyd, who signed a one-year, $1 million dollar contract with Toronto. The 12-year veteran made seven relief appearances with Cleveland last season.
Interested: MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the league will soon begin searching for a stadium site in hopes of expanding to the Gateway City.
Back at it: Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, who defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw host Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in their Fed Cup matchup.
Attendance record set at Phoenix Open
The Waste Management Phoenix Open drew an estimated 201,003 fans Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to break the tournament and golf record.
The previous largest crowd at the Stadium Course was 189,722 in 2014. The tournament also set a day record Friday at 160,415.
Danny Lee shot a 4-under 67 to move three strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama.
McIlroy eight back at Dubai
Defending champion Rory McIlroy was eight shots off the lead after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.
McIlroy, who saved his round with a blistering back nine, shot a 4-under 68 Saturday for a 208 total.
The leader is Englishman Danny Willett, who shot a second successive round of 7-under 65. Willet has a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
Pavin and Lehman tied in Boca Raton
Corey Pavin birdied his last hole to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a one-shot lead over close friend Tom Lehman into the final round of the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
"Playing golf with a friend like Tom is always a lot of fun," Pavin said. "But we are both going to try and beat each other's brains out."
Jang becomes first-time LPGA winner
Ha Na Jang won her first LPGA Tour title by making a late birdie to take the lead and closing with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson in Ocala, Fla.
Jang played the final 36 holes with Lydia Ko, but it was the No. 1 player in women's golf who buckled.
Ko closed with a 75 and finished three shots behind.
AROUND THE HORN
Soccer: With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May. From 5,000-1 outsiders for the title in August, Leicester became the 7-4 favorites with several British bookmakers on Saturday after going five points clear at the top.
Rugby: Despite a marked increase in security checks, a calm and relaxed atmosphere prevailed outside Stade de France as fans arrived for the Six Nations rugby match between France and Italy on Saturday. It was the first event held at the national stadium since the deadly attacks that struck Paris on Nov. 13.
Bobsledding: After being sidelined two months by a concussion, Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States took victory in the two-woman bobsled World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
1957The last time the U.S. lost at home to Canada in men's soccer. The Americans beat Canada 1-0 in an exhibition on Friday night in Carson, Calif., in their last scheduled match before resuming World Cup qualifying at Guatemala on March 25. Since July 6, 1957, the U.S. is 9-0-9 against Canada on home soil.