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GOLFWoods' wife barred from

ambulance after crash

The ambulance crew that responded after golfer Tiger Woods crashed his SUV would not allow his wife to ride with him to the hospital because they thought it was a case of domestic violence, documents released Friday by the Florida Highway Patrol show. But a police officer who responded said he didn't know where the crew got that information because he never heard it from anyone at the scene. The reports also show that Woods' wife, Elin, turned over two bottles of pain pills to troopers after the Nov. 27 crash outside the couple's suburban Orlando home.

Els takes lead at the CA

Ernie Els, rushing to finish as dark clouds gathered over the Blue Monster at Doral, made one last birdie for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead over Robert Allenby in the rain-interrupted second round of the CA Championship. Els had his first lead after any round on U.S. soil since he won the Honda Classic two years ago.

WINTER SPORTSVonn clinches World Cup

Lindsey Vonn is looking forward to some well-earned time away from the slopes. She says she'll skip Saturday's World Cup slalom after having clinched her third consecutive overall title. She needs to give her bruised right knee about four to six weeks to heal. Skiing on that bothersome knee, and with her broken right pinkie protected by a green molded cast, Vonn clinched the overall title Friday with her U.S.-record 33rd career race win in a super-G at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Davis wins another 1,500

Overall speedskating World Cup champion Shani Davis has won his third title of the season at 1,500 meters. Davis finished in 1:45.20 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, beating Denny Morrison of Canada and Kjeld Nuis of Netherlands. Olympic champion Mark Tuitert was fourth.

NHL

Devils beat Penguins again

Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists to snap out of a scoring slump as the host Devils beat the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins for the fifth straight time, 3-1. Martin Brodeur made 33 saves for his 37th win of the season and 594th overall. The Devils, who have outscored Pittsburgh 16-3 during the run, pulled within two points of the Penguins for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Defenseman Matt Walker scored a goal and created another when his shot deflected in off Vincent Lecavalier, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning edge the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 3-2 . . . Former Islander goalie Wade Dubielewicz was recalled by the Minnesota Wild on an emergency basis to replace injured starter Niklas Backstrom. - AP

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