Skiing • Elisabeth Goergl of Austria took advantage of an early start number to win a World Cup super-G on Thursday in Cortina D’ampezzo, Italy, and boost her status as a medal contender at the Sochi Olympics.
Wearing the No. 9 bib, Goergl timed 1 minute, 24.23 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course.
With changing light making it more difficult for the top-ranked skiers starting 16-22, overall World Cup leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch finished second, 0.04 seconds behind.
The top Americans were Julia Mancuso in seventh and Stacey Cook in ninth, both season bests.
NASCAR reinstates suspended executive
Auto Racing • NASCAR reinstated Michael Waltrip Racing executive Ty Norris on Thursday, though he remains on indefinite probation.
Norris was suspended indefinitely in September after the race team was caught trying to manipulate the finish of a Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
From wire reports
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