Sports briefs: Woman ends NFL kicker tryout early
NFL • Lauren Silberman's NFL tryout lasted all of two kicks, neither of which traveled 20 yards.
Silberman became the first woman to compete at an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday, but left the New York Jets' practice field after re-injuring her quadriceps. She tried two kickoffs, the first going 19 yards and the second about 13 yards, and then asked to see a trainer.
"I've always been an athlete, and I've always been a gamer," she said while fighting back tears. "When I had the opportunity to be in the NFL, one of the world's most competitive leagues, I absolutely had to take the chance."
Silberman said she suffered a quadriceps injury while preparing for the tryout earlier in the week, and attributed her struggles to that.
Bowe captures 1,000 in Germany
WINTER SPORTS • American Brittany Bowe won a 1,000 meter speedskating World Cup race in Erfurt, Germany, edging Ireen Wust of the Netherlands by 0.04 seconds. Heather Richardson of the U.S. still leads the overall standings, despite finishing 12th.
• Anna Fenninger of Austria upstaged the favorites to win a super-G race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, while overall World Cup winner Tina Maze was placed under police protection after organizers received a death threat against the Slovenian. Fenninger beat hometown favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch by 0.20 seconds. Julia Mancuso of the United States was third.
• Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal clinched the World Cup super-G title after winning a race in Kvitfjell, Norway. He edged Austria's Georg Streitberger by 0.52 seconds to win in 1 minute, 29.79 seconds.
From wire reports