SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hector "Macho" Camacho died today, four days after the former world boxing champion was shot in the face while in a car parked outside a bar in Puerto Rico. The 50-year old went into cardiac arrest early this morning, then was removed from life support at his family's direction. Camacho was declared clinically brain dead Thursday.
WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Cardinals third baseman David Freese is OK after wrecking his SUV while trying to avoid a deer Thursday in a St. Louis suburb. The 29-year-old former World Series MVP crashed into a tree, missing the deer.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Four-time overall champ Lindsey Vonn plans to compete in the World Cup giant slalom today, after recovering from a stomach ailment that landed her in the hospital for two days recently. Vonn just returned to training this week and feels healthy enough to compete today. However, she's elected to skip the slalom tomorrow to conserve energy.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to remain tied for the lead with Luke Donald as the world's two top-ranked golfers pulled three shots clear of the field after three rounds of the Dubai World Championship. The top-ranked McIlroy drained a 30-foot eagle putt as well on his way to a 6-under 66. Donald matched that to tie McIlroy at 17-under.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Usain (YOO'-sayn) Bolt won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time after defending his 100 and 200 meter gold medals at last summer's Olympic Games in London. The Jamaican sprinter beat out American hurdler Aries Merritt and Kenyan runner David Rudisha.