Magic get big players in major overhaul
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) So much for another tweak.
A rough patch early this season was enough to convince the Orlando Magic that perhaps they werent good enough to contend in the Eastern Conference after all. They acquired troubled guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns in a major roster shakeup Saturday.
The Magic sent forward Rashard Lewis to Washington and Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat to Phoenix in a separate trade. Orlando also gave Phoenix its 2011 first-round draft pick and cash and received Suns forward Earl Clark.
World Cup Skiing
Zurbriggen atop downhill in Italy
VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland won a World Cup downhill Saturday to take the lead in the overall standings.
Zurbriggen clocked 1 minute, 57.21 seconds, edging Austrias Romed Baumann by 0.06 seconds on a fast, bumpy track. Defending World Cup downhill champion Didier Cuche was third.
Bode Miller was the fastest American in 17th place on the Saslong course.
Vonn wins womens downhill in France
VAL DISÈRE, France (AP) American skier Lindsey Vonn won her first downhill race of the season Saturday to close the gap on overall World Cup leader Maria Riesch, who finished 24th.
The three-time defending World Cup and reigning Olympic downhill champion had finished second behind her German rival in both downhills at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, two weeks ago. But Vonn turned the tables at Val dIsère, one of her favorite stops.
Despite a wobble near the top section of the 1.7-mile Oreiller-Killy course, Vonn finished in a time of 1 minute, 51.42 seconds.
Penn State wins fourth title in a row
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA womens volleyball title Saturday night, sweeping upstart California in three sets 25-20, 27-25, 25-20.
Blair Brown had 18 kills and 10 digs, and Deja McClendon added 16 kills for the Nittany Lions, who finished their season 32-5.