Lara Gut of Switzerland profited from Lindsey Vonn's bad luck to win a World Cup downhill on Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

In Vonn's first start since setting the all-time World Cup wins record last Monday, her race unraveled when she hit a rut midway down the new Engiadina course while trailing 0.05 seconds behind Gut's time split.

Vonn was pushed wide into soft snow and lost all speed before finishing more than two seconds back in the final downhill before the Alpine world championships next month at Vail-Beaver Creek, Colo., where she lives.

"It's disappointing but at the same time I skied well, just that one mistake," Vonn, who placed 23rd, told the Associated Press.

Gut raced down in 1 minute, 43.82 seconds to get the downhill victory that home fans had wanted since, at age 16, she first made a World Cup impact as a third-place finisher in 2008.

"It's cool for me to finally find a way back," said Gut, who likely would have won seven years ago but for crashing and tumbling sideways across the finish line. "Of course, it's a special feeling here."


Penalized: Actor/race car driver Patrick Dempsey, who was flagged for improperly passing during a wave around at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, putting his Porsche team in a deep hole.

Returning: Lane Kiffin as Alabama's offensive coordinator. Kiffin reportedly had been a candidate to become offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.

Charged: Former major league pitcher Ted Lilly with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a report in the San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Tribune.

Hired: Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor for the Chicago White Sox. Coleman won six National League stolen base crowns during his major league career.

college football

Gophers' Cobb has good showing

Gophers running back David Cobb rushed for 69 yards on 11 carries and scored one touchdown in the North's 34-13 victory over the South at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Cobb's touchdown came on a 4-yard run late in the third quarter. He also had two catches for 16 yards. The game showcases senior NFL prospects.


'Black Saturday' in FA Cup

The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league opposition on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition.

Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup day, with leader Chelsea squandering a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 to third-tier Bradford at Stamford Bridge in the biggest surprise of them all.

"It was a 'Black Saturday' for the Premier League teams," Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech said.


Four tied for lead at Humana Challenge

Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam in La Quinta, Calif.

Kuchar and three others were a stroke behind the leaders, who were tied at 17-under 199.

Jimenez and Mediate tied for Champions lead

Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

horse racing

Upstart wins early Derby prep race

Upstart pulled away in the stretch and easily won the $400,000 Grade 2 Holy Bull in Hallandale Beach, Fla., one of the early races that will determine the field for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Upstart finished the 1 1⁄16 miles at Gulfstream Park in 1:43.61 and returned $6.20.

Long shot wins at Santa Anita

Long shot Mischief Clem won the $250,000 California Cup Derby for 3-year-olds by a head in a photo finish at Santa Anita. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, 11-1 shot Mischief Clem ran 1 1⁄16 miles in 1:44.82 and paid $25.60, $9.60 and $13.40.


1Sunday is Rob Manfred's first day on the job as Major League Baseball's 10th commissioner. Bud Selig stepped down after nearly 22½ years — 8,173 days — on the job. Selig said he leaves with no regrets. Manfred was Selig's top deputy.