LINDSEY VONN STILL IN VAIL HOSPITAL
Lindsey Vonn remains hospitalized in Colorado with “severe intestinal pain” that has been affecting her for the past two weeks. Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, tells The Associated Press that “Lindsey remains in the hospital awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain.” The four-time overall World Cup champion’s ski technician, Heinz Haemmerle, tells The AP that this isn’t the first time she has gone to a hospital. Haemmerle prepares her Head skis and has been on hand in Colorado awaiting her recovery. He says that Vonn hasn’t trained since going out in the second run of the season-opening giant slalom Oct. 27 in Soelden, Austria. Haemmerle adds: “She told me she feels bad and has pain all over her body and that her bones are hurting.”
ELWAY’S GAMBLE ON MANNING PAYING OFF
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The king of the comeback is directing his latest escape act from the executive offices. John Elway is turning the Denver Broncos into winners again. As recently as two years ago, they were dissolving into irrelevance.
The centerpiece of the turnaround, of course, was the signing of Peyton Manning. A decision that seemed, to some, like a risk when Elway made it is looking better with each game. And while Elway refuses to look too far ahead, he does concede that, yes, things are going well. He tells The Associated Press he knew he was putting his reputation on the line when he signed the 36-year-old quarterback with a surgically repaired neck. Elway says: “There’s always risk to it, but we liked our chances.”
AVS LONGTIME CAPTAIN INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
TORONTO (AP) – The induction of Joe Sakic (SA’-kihk), Mats Sundin (suhn-DEEN’), Pavel Bure (BUR’-ay) and Adam Oates into the Hockey Hall of Fame last night was somewhat subdued due to the ongoing NHL lockout. Yesterday was day 58 of the work stoppage which has claimed 327 regular season games so far. There are no negotiating sessions scheduled.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers will be anxious to find out how severely quarterback Ben Roethelisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) injured his shoulder in last night’s overtime win over Kansas City. He was forced from the game in the third quarter and his status for Sunday’s showdown with AFC North leader Baltimore is in question.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Josh Smith overcame a stomach illness to score 19 points and haul in 11 rebounds in Atlanta’s 95-87 NBA win over Portland. The game also marked the end of the Trail Blazers’ streak of 195 consecutive sellouts dating back to 2007.
CHICAGO (AP) – Rajon Rondo had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead Boston to a 101-95 win Chicago. That extended Rondo’s streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest in the NBA since John Stockton had 37 straight in 1989.