Today's biggest sports news: Lindsey Vonn's horrific crash, college football recruiting's big day, Joe Flacco's big tax bill and more.

Skier Lindsey Vonn broke her leg and tore two ligaments in a brutal crash during the super-G event at the world championships in Austria. The four-time world champ was airlifted from the mountain to a hospital. [USA Today]

The comically bad season the Los Angeles Lakers are having isn't getting any better. Metta World Peace just got suspended for punching a guy in the face, and Dwight Howard is out of action once again with a sore shoulder. [Yahoo]

Cy Young Award-winner and two-time world-champion Chris Carpenter, the longtime ace of the St. Louis Cardinals, is likely out for the season with a nerve injury. This may be the end of the 37-year-old's career. [S.I.]

Wednesday is National Signing Day, when the country's top high school football players announce which schools they'll attend. The top linebacker in Alabama got himself an Auburn tattoo—then announced he was attending Alabama instead. Ah, high school ... [ESPN]

Joe Flacco had the nerve to go and win the Super Bowl MVP award. Just for that, he now owes Uncle Sam $25,000 in taxes. "Serves him right," said a 49ers fan. [GuySpeed]