Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said.

The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the retired driver arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma. It wasn't clear whether the 44-year-old German was still in a coma, but the hospital statement said "he remains in a critical condition."

Schumacher fell while skiing off-piste in Meribel on Sunday and hit his head on a rock, according to a statement from the resort. Resort managers said he had been wearing a helmet and was conscious when rescuers first responded to the scene.

  • Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motor sports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, died. He was 90. Granatelli's son, Vince, said his father died of congestive heart failure at a Santa Barbara hospital. Over the course of his career, he was inducted into 19 engineering and motor sports halls of fame.

    College football

    Mack Brown didn't want to go out like this at the Alamo Bowl on Monday in San Antonio. But Texas (8-4) wants a fond farewell for its coach against No. 10 Oregon (10-2) after the tension surrounding Brown's resignation. Longtime Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti is also stepping down after the game.


    Advertisement

  • Arizona State (10-3) can finish with 11 wins for just the second time in 38 seasons when it plays Texas Tech (7-5) in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Monday night.

    Winter sports

    Lindsey Vonn's coach says no date has been set for the injured skier's return to the World Cup and that she might not compete at all before the Sochi Olympics in February. Vonn hurt her surgically repaired right knee at a World Cup downhill in France last week. "Her knee was swollen again after Val d'Isere," Alex Hoedlmoser said.

  • Overcoming several injury-plagued seasons, Marlies Schild finally set the record for most World Cup slalom victories by capturing No. 35. Schild beat American Mikaela Shiffrin by 0.41 seconds in Lienz, Austria.

  • Aksel Lund Svindal mastered the fresh snow conditions to win a World Cup downhill in Bormio, Italy. He finished 0.39 seconds ahead of Hannes Reichelt. Travis Ganong of Squaw Valley was 10th.

  • Jessica Jerome earned the first American spot in the first women's ski jumping competition in Olympics history, winning the U.S. trials in Park City, Utah. Nicholas Fairall won the men's competition to earn his first Olympic spot.

    Baseball

    The Los Angeles Dodgers told outfielder Yasiel Puig the organization is "very disappointed" with his behavior in the wake of his second arrest this year for reckless driving. "This is a very serious issue, and we will continue to educate him," the team statement said. Puig was arrested Saturday in Naples, Fla., after the Florida Highway Patrol clocked him going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.

    Mixed martial arts

    Surgery on Anderson Silva's broken left leg was deemed a success, UFC told ESPN.com. Silva was injured in a failed bid to recapture the UFC middleweight title against Chris Weidman in Las Vegas on Saturday. Silva threw a leg kick that Weidman checked with his knee. A rod was inserted into Silva's tibia, and the broken fibula was stabilized. Recovery time varies from three and six months.