Vonn sets record for World Cup points
Lindsey Vonn set a women’s record for the most World Cup points in a season Saturday after finishing eighth in a slalom won by Austria’s Michaela Kirchgasser in Schladming, Austria. Vonn reached 1,980 points to beat the mark of 1,970 set by Croatia’s Janica Kostelic in 2006. Vonn, the overall champion, needs 21 points in Sunday’s giant slalom to overtake Hermann Maier’s 12-year-old record of 2,000 points. Vonn will need to finish 12th or better to overtake Maier and can match his record by placing 13th . . . Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the overall men’s World Cup championship in Schladming, overtaking Beat Feuz of Switzerland with a win in the final giant slalom of the season . . . Martin Fourcade of France won the World Cup biathlon overall title in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, after finishing first in a pursuit race.
Goosen, Furyk tied for Transitions lead
Retief Goosen shot a 6-under-par 65 to tie for the lead with Jim Furyk after three rounds of the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. Furyk three-putted on the 18th hole for a 66 to fall into a tie. He and Goosen were at 11-under 202, one shot ahead of Jason Dufner and Sang-moon Bae, who was leading until a triple bogey on the 16th hole . . . Eduardo De la Riva shot a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke lead at the Andalucia Open in Marbella, Spain. He was at 12-under 204 going into the closing round, one stroke ahead of Matteo Manassero (68) and Simon Khan (66) . . . Mark Calcavecchia shot his second straight 4-under 67 in rainy conditions to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif. Fred Couples was a stroke back along with Loren Roberts. Couples shot a 69, Roberts a 70 . . . Ai Miyazato birdied three straight holes on the back nine and finished with a 6-under 66 for a share of the lead with Yani Tseng at the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix. Tseng shot a 67.
Federer, Isner will meet in men’s final
Roger Federer overcame Rafael Nadal and the rain for a 6-3, 6-4 semifinal victory in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., aceing Nadal on a match point that was delayed a few minutes by rain. Federer will play 11th-ranked John Isner in Sunday’s final, a rematch of their Davis Cup showdown last month in which Isner won on clay in Switzerland. Isner fired 20 aces to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and No. 2 Maria Sharapova will meet for the women’s title.
English midfielder in critical condition
Bolton soccer midfielder Fabrice Muamba was critically ill in a London hospital after collapsing with an apparent heart attack during an FA match at Tottenham. Muamba, 23, fell face-down near the halfway line without any players near him. Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated Muamba for around six minutes before he was rushed to a hospital . . . Winnipeg Jets defenseman (and former Bruin) Mark Stuart was fined $2,500 by the NHL for his hit on Washington’s Marcus Johansson Friday night . . . Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson added Jim Todd and Darrell Walker to his coaching staff. Todd, a Billerica native and former coach at Salem State, also served as an assistant under Woodson with the Hawks . . . Wisconsin junior forward Brianna Decker won the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in women’s college hockey. North Dakota forward Jocelyne Lamoureux and Northeastern goalie Florence Schelling were the other finalists . . . Jockey Javier Castellano set the record for wins during a Gulfstream meet in Hallandale, Fla., when he won his 98th race of the season . . . Ian Thorpe failed to qualify for the London Olympics in his comeback from retirement. The five-time Olympic champion didn’t make it through the heats in the 100-meter freestyle at the Australian trials in Adelaide . . . Double amputee Oscar Pistorius ran inside the 400-meter qualifying mark for the London Olympics for a second time in Johannesburg. After running a 45.20 seconds on his carbon fiber blades, the multiple Paralympic champion must top the qualifying time once more in an international race to qualify for the Olympics.