• Former champ Camacho passes: Hector “Macho" Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50. Shot while sitting in a parked car outside a bar Tuesday with a friend in the city of Bayamon, he was declared dead at the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. Camacho fought professionally for three decades, winning titles as a super featherweight (maximum 130 pounds), a lightweight (135 pounds) and a junior welterweight (140 pounds).
• Maze wins GS race, Vonn 21st: Immediately after crossing the finish line, Lindsey Vonn collapsed to the snow in complete exhaustion. Her stamina gone, Vonn simply couldn’t make up ground on winner Tina Maze of Slovenia in a World Cup giant slalom race Saturday in Aspen, Colo. Vonn finished 21st in her return after missing time with an intestinal illness. Then again, given the way Maze has been racing of late, no one was going to catch her. She used a blazing final run to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 59.39 seconds to hold off Kathrin Zettel of Austria by nearly a second. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was third. Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin had the best finish for the Americans as she wound up in ninth place.
• Svindal wins men’s downhill: Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won the season-opening World Cup men’s downhill Saturday in Lake Louise, Alberta, beating Austria’s Max Franz by 0.64 seconds. Svindal finished the Olympic course in 1 minute, 48.31 seconds. American Marco Sullivan and Austria’s Klaus Kroell tied for third at 1:48.97.
• Vick, McCoy ruled out for Eagles’ game: Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for the Eagles’ game against Carolina on Monday night because of concussions. Coach Andy Reid announced the decisions Saturday. Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Vick is symptom-free, but McCoy has headaches and dizziness. Rookies Nick Foles and Bryce Brown will start in place of Vick and McCoy.
Arkansas won’t bring back coach: Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long wasted little time in bringing the John L. Smith era to a close. Long said in a statement released by the university Saturday that Smith will not return next season as the Razorbacks’ coach. Long met with the interim coach a day after the Razorbacks’ season-ending 20-13 loss to LSU and told him the school “would be making a change in leadership within our program." The former Michigan State and Louisville coach was hired away from Weber State in April to replace the fired Bobby Petrino and signed to a 10-month contract. Arkansas (4-8, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) began the season ranked in the top 10, openly discussing the possibility of winning an SEC and national championship, but quickly fell out of the polls after a stunning loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 8.
• Hamilton wins F1 pole: Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel will start fourth and title challenger Fernando Alonso seventh. Hamilton set a lap of 1 minute, 12.458 seconds with his McLaren at Interlagos, just .055 in front of teammate Jenson Button. Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will start third after a lap of 1:12.581, with Vettel behind him following a run of 1:12.760. Vettel needs to finish fourth or better today to become F1’s youngest three-time champion at age 25. Alonso, also seeking his third title, needs at least a podium finish to have any chance of overcoming a 13-point deficit in the standings.
• McIlroy, Donald share lead: Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday to remain tied with Luke Donald as the world’s two top-ranked golfers pulled three shots clear of the field after the third round of the Dubai World Championship in United Arab Emirates. The top-ranked McIlroy, who has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, struggled early when he bogeyed the first hole and missed several makeable birdie putts. But he improved on the back nine, sinking a 30-foot eagle putt on 14 to go with three birdies for a 6-under 66. Donald also had a 66 and is tied with McIlory with a 17-under total of 199. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen (68) and Charl Schwartzel (67) are three shots back.
— From wire reports