Maze skis after death threat

MICHAEL S. WIRTZ/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Abby Rodgers, 16, (left), newly named Miss Philadelphia Outstanding Teen 2013, high-fives Miss Philadelphia 2013, Francesca Ruscio, 19, on Sunday. The Miss Philadelphia pageant was Saturday at the Prince Music Theater.
MICHAEL S. WIRTZ/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Abby Rodgers, 16, (left), newly named Miss Philadelphia Outstanding Teen 2013, high-fives Miss Philadelphia 2013, Francesca Ruscio, 19, on Sunday. The Miss Philadelphia pageant was Saturday at the Prince Music Theater.
Posted: March 04, 2013

WORLD CUP-winning skier Tina Maze was placed under police protection for a super-G race on Sunday after an emailed death threat against her.

The Slovenian finished fourth and had two bodyguards close by after the race, won by Anna Fenninger, of Austria, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The threat came in an email received Saturday afternoon after Maze won the downhill on the same slope and become the first skier to collect more than 2,000 points in a season.

Aksel Lund Svindal won the men's event in Norway to clinch the World Cup super-G title.

Olympics * 

Bulgaria national wrestling team coach Armen Nazaryan started a hunger strike to protest the IOC decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic program from 2020.

* Voters in Switzerland rejected a proposed bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics at St. Moritz and Davos.

Sport Stops * 

American Brittany Bowe won a 1,000-meter speedskating World Cup race in Erfurt, Germany.

Lauren Silberman's NFL tryout lasted two kicks. Silberman, 28, is the first woman to compete at an NFL regional scouting combine. She left the Jets' practice field after injuring her quadriceps. She tried two kickoffs, the first going 19 yards and the second about 13 yards. "The distance wasn't there," she said. "Hopefully, the scouts will notice my technique. It's not always length."

* Qualifier Ernests Gulbis beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 7-6 (3), 6-3, to win the Delray Beach (Fla.) International Championships.

Will Leer ran the fastest indoor time run "at altitude" in winning the mile at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. His time was 3 minutes, 58.79 seconds.

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