auto racing • Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said. The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the retired driver arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma.
It was not clear whether the 44-year-old German was still in a coma but the hospital statement, which was signed by a neurosurgeon, an anesthesiologist and Marc Penaud, the hospital’s deputy director, said "he remains in a critical condition."
The retired driver fell while skiing in Meribel earlier Sunday and hit his head on a rock, according to a statement from the resort. Resort managers said he had been wearing a helmet and was conscious when rescuers first responded to the scene.
• Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. He was 90. Granatelli’s son, Vince, said his father died Sunday of congestive heart failure at a Santa Barbara, Calif., hospital. Andy Granatelli’s cars won the Indianapolis 500 in 1969 (with Mario Andretti driving) and ’73 (Gordon Johncock). Granatelli kissing Andretti on the cheek in Victory Lane is one of the most famous images in Indy history.
U.S. beats Germany
hockey • Notre Dame’s Vince Hinostroza helped the defending champion United States wrap up a spot in the playoff round in the world junior hockey tournament, scoring twice and adding two assists in an 8-0 victory over Germany on Sunday in Malmo, Sweden. The United States (3-0-0) will finish Group A play Tuesday against Canada (1-0-1).
From wire reports
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