Overall champion

Lindsey Vonn

of the United States injured her left arm in a crash yesterday in the opening run of the World Cup giant slalom in Lienz, Austria.

Vonn initially thought she had broken her arm after losing her balance and falling backward. An X-ray and MRI exam revealed no break, only a bone bruise.

"It's not a classic broken wrist, but a swelling," said doctor Eduard Sporer of the Lienz district hospital, who added Vonn might be able to race in today's slalom.

Kathrin Hoelzl of Germany won the race.

BASEBALL: The Washington Nationals have agreed with former Phillie infielder Eric Bruntlett, 31, and first baseman Josh Whitesell on minor-league contracts.

Both players received invitations to spring training.

Bruntlett played the last two seasons with the Phillies, scoring runs as a pinch-runner in Game 3 and Game 5 of the 2008 World Series.

He had an unassisted triple play, but hit only .171 in 72 games last season.

The San Francisco Giants reached a preliminary agreement with infielder Mark DeRosa, a 12-year veteran formerly with Cleveland and St. Louis, on a two-year deal. DeRosa is a former quarterback for the Penn Quakers.

The Giants are also working to finalize a deal to keep infielder Juan Uribe.

BOXING: The head of the Nevada boxing commission ordered Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to submit to urine tests as a way of trying to break the impasse that has threatened to derail their proposed March 13 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao and Mayweather must submit to the tests within 48 hours or face possible fines or suspension by the Nevada Athletic commission.

The commission's demand came after Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum said he would not budge off a proposal to do just three blood tests on the two fighters - and none within 30 days of the fight. Mayweather's camp has said blood tests are necessary to find performance-enhancing drugs that may not be detected by urine tests.

HORSE RACING: Thomas DiNapoli, New York's comptroller, subpoenaed financial records from the New York Racing Association, saying NYRA is trying to shortchange the taxpayers by claiming it may need another state bailout to save the Triple Crown's Belmont Stakes.

SAILING: America's Cup challenger BMW Oracle Racing said in San Diego that defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland is willing to meet to discuss the American syndicate's claim that the Swiss are planning to use illegal sails when the bitter rivals face off in February in Valencia, Spain.

The best-of-three showdown will begin Feb. 8.

There were moves to make it a best-of-seven series starting Feb. 12, but Alinghi reportedly backed out of that deal.

- Staff and wire reports