A bum left knee couldn't stop the best U.S. female skier from claiming her sixth victory of the season on Sunday, her second in three days. Vonn (right) won the Super G at Olympia delle Tofane last Friday, then beat German rival and overall World Cup leader Maria Riesch by .05 of a second in the Dolomites.
Lightning strikes! Tampa's 7--1 thrashing of Atlanta marked its fourth straight win and solidified its lead in the Northeast. Across town, the Rays reunited former Red Sox teammates Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, adding veteran leadership to a young team.
U.S.-born soccer players did their homeland proud last week: Clint Dempsey and Giuseppe Rossi had braces for Fulham and Villarreal in wins; Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel (right) shut out Man City 1--0; and Edson Buddle netted in his debut for Ingolstadt.
LONE STAR REVELS
Twenty-three bench points from J'Covan Brown (right) helped Texas snap No. 2 Kansas's 69-game home winning streak 74--63; Texas A&M beat No. 24 KSU 64--56 (A&M also lost last week—to the Longhorns); and Texas Tech earned its first Big 12 win by offing Nebraska 72--71.