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Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - Page 18

ALPINE SKIING

Vonn out of hospital

US skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn is recovering at her home after being released from a Colorado hospital on Wednesday, her spokesman Lewis Kay said. The four-time overall World Cup champion was discharged two days after being treated for “severe instestinal pain.” Kay said Vonn underwent a number of tests while in hospital and was feeling well enough to go home. “Lindsey is feeling much better today and has been released from the hospital,” said Kay, a vice president of entertainment with PR agency PMK-BNC. “She is resting comfortably at home. Doctors are still working to determine what specifically was the cause of her illness, but thankfully she has responded well to their treatment.” Kay did not go into details about what type of treatment she received or the reason for the hospitalization.

BASKETBALL

Bogut to nurse ankle

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle in the Los Angeles area during part of the team’s upcoming road trip. The team said on Wednesday that Bogut would be under the supervision of Richard Ferkel, the doctor who performed the surgery on the 2.13m Australian on April 27. The Warriors begin a three-game road trip at Minnesota today. The team had said last week that Bogut would be out for seven to 10 days. Instead, Bogut, who sat out his third straight game on Wednesday night against Atlanta, is to be out even longer. The 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick fractured his ankle on Jan. 25 while playing with Milwaukee and missed the rest of the season after being traded to Golden State.

CRICKET

No pressure, Warner says

Australian opener David Warner yesterday denied he was feeling the pressure after a lean run and said it was only a matter of time before he hits his explosive best again. The left-hander, whose stunning 180 against India this year prompted comparisons with batting great Adam Gilchrist, has struggled since then and failed again in the first Test against South Africa. However, the 26-year-old said he was not concerned, despite watching fellow opener Ed Cowan, captain Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey all help themselves to big scores in Brisbane, while he was out for four. “I don’t think so at all,” Warner said when asked if he felt under pressure heading into the second Test in Adelaide next week. “As long as we are winning games and we are on the way to becoming No. 1 ... that’s all that counts. I’m feeling good, I’m nice and refreshed. I’m ready to go again.”

SOCCER

Sex couple lose appeal

Italy’s highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a couple who said they should not have been convicted of obscene acts in public because they had sex outside while the rest of their town was inside watching a soccer match. The couple, then a 60-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, were caught having sex outside in southern Italy in 2006 while the national soccer team was playing in the World Cup quarter-finals in Germany. Their defense at a previous trial was that they had timed their tryst under the stars so they would not offend anyone, because everyone else would be watching the game on TV. They were convicted and brought their case to Rome’s Court of Cassation, the highest appeals court, where they lost again. For the record, Italy played Ukraine that night and won 3-0, going on to win the tournament in the final against France.