Lindsey Vonn exited a World Cup weekend Sunday with no more victories and far less momentum than when she entered it.

Vonn finished 13th in a giant slalom Sunday in Courchevel, France. Swiss skier Lara Gut tied for second in the race, and that moved her past Vonn into first place overall.

Austrian Eva-Maria Brem won Sunday's race.

It was tough for Vonn in the French Alps. Gut won Saturday's downhill in Val d'Isere, and Vonn failed to finish after skiing off course. Gut also won Friday's super-combined, beating Vonn by one hundredth of a second.

Vonn was 10th in the morning run Sunday but was slower on the second run.

"It just wasn't quite right today," she said. "It was pretty dark second run, but normally I'm good at that. I just kept catching my edge doing weird stuff.

"After yesterday I'm just really sore and I physically need a break. I'm going to take a couple of days off, see my sister in Florence and get ready for Lienz."

Hirscher wins again

Marcel Hirscher became the first skier to win the challenging Alta Badia giant slalom in La Villa, Italy, in three consecutive years, reclaiming the overall World Cup lead from Aksel Lund Svindal in the process. Olympic and three-time world champion Ted Ligety finished fourth, a highlight in a season hampered by injuries.

College football

Rebels send lineman packing

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has played his last college game. The Rebels star, recently charged with marijuana possession, won't be allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl, coach Hugh Freeze said, and will enter the NFL draft as a junior.

Nkemdiche is a second-team All-America and a possible top-10 draft pick.

Maryland finds offensive coordinator

Maryland coach DJ Durkin hired Walt Bell to be his offensive coordinator. Bell served as offensive coordinator at Arkansas State the past two seasons.

•Georgia Southern hired Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers to be its head coach.


Cross-country skiing: Therese Johaug and Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway extended winning streaks in distance races at a World Cup meeting in Dobbiaco, Italy. Johaug won her fifth successive race, Sundby his fourth.

Soccer: Two goals from Luis Suarez and a controversial one from Lionel Messi fired Barcelona to its third Club World Cup title with a 3-0 win over River Plate in Yokohama, Japan. Messi scored in the 36th minute, but replays strongly suggested the ball hit his right arm.