Woods closed with a 3-under 69, sweeping his arm when the final putt dropped, then slamming down his first in a celebration that was a long time coming. it had been 749 days and 26 official tournaments since he last won on Nov. 15, 2009 at the Australian Masters, back when he looked as though he would rule golf as long as he played.
Alabama edged Oklahoma State in the final round of voting Sunday and will play the top-ranked Tigers in an all-SEC BCS national title game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.
The Cowboys made a late surge by beating Oklahoma 44-10 on Saturday night, and closed the gap between themselves and Alabama in the polls. But it was not enough to avoid the first title game rematch in the 14-year history of the BCS.
The Tigers (13-0) beat the Tide 9-6 in overtime on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama (11-1) finished second in both the Harris and coaches’ polls by a wide enough margin to make up for the fact that Oklahoma State was ahead in the computer ratings.
The Cowboys (11-1), champions of the Big 12, will play in the Fiesta Bowl against Stanford from the Pac-12.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Thousands of fans stormed the field and tore down goalposts after Oklahoma State’s 44-10 victory over archrival Oklahoma on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people injured, including one who were airlifted to a hospital.
Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis says he doesn’t know what more stadium security could have done to prevent fans from getting injured while storming the field following a Big 12 championship-clinching win.
NEW YORK — Attorneys for one of the alleged sex abuse victims of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky say his New York Times interview contains an “unconvincing denial and a series of bizarre explanations” for Sandusky’s behavior.
In a written statement released Saturday, the attorneys for one of Sandusky’s eight accusers say the former coach’s comments wrongly cast Sandusky as a “victim,” which further harms their client and the other alleged victims.
DALLAS — The suddenly splurging Miami Marlins landed their second big free agent in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract with All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, a person familiar with the negotiations told The associated Press.
After adding All-Star closer Heath Bell for $27 million over three years, the Marlins gave the NL batting champion a deal that includes a club option for 2018 that would make the contract worth $120 million, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.
NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto battered a one-eyed Antonio Margarito over nine lopsided rounds then won a TKO decision amid confusion in the corner before they came out for the 10th on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Cotto (37-2-0) earned a punishing measure of payback for his loss to Margarito three years ago. With the New York crowd going wild for the Puerto Rican Cotto, he was never seriously threatened and retained his 154-pound title, shuttering Margarito’s right eye to cause the stoppage.
SEVILLE, Spain — Rafael Nadal recovered from a terrible start and beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (0) Sunday to give Spain its fifth Davis Cup title.
Nadal endured his most lopsided set defeat in the competition as Del Potro fired forehand winners at will, with the Spaniard failing to hold his first four serves to trail 1-0, 40-0 by the second game of the second set.
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — Lindsey Vonn won the super-G at Lake Louise on Sunday to complete a sweep of this weekend’s World Cup races in her first competition since she announced she was going through a divorce with her husband of four years.
The American also won both downhills at the mountain resort west of Calgary. The only other woman to sweep all three World Cup races at Lake Louise was Germany’s Katja Seizinger in 1997.
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Marcel Hirscher of Austria turned in a blazing final run to overtake Ted Ligety and win a World Cup giant slalom on Sunday.
Hirscher finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 38.45 seconds, holding off Ligety by 0.16 seconds. Fritz Dopfer of Germany was third for his first podium finish.
KENNESAW, Ga. — Teresa Noyola scored from point-blank range Sunday to help top-ranked Stanford beat no. 3 Duke 1-0 and finally give the Cardinal their first NCAA women’s soccer title.
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NEW ORLEANS – the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, announced its 10 finalists for this year's award on Wednesday. the winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in new Orleans.
Many of the sports analysts are projecting that Michigan will land in the BCS Sugar Bowl. Wouldn't that be something in Brady Hoke's first year as head coach?! the seniors also have only gone to one bowl game: last year's.
Hawaii, which plays host to 8-3, bowl-bound BYU at 5:30 pm MST on ESPN2 on Saturday, needs a win to secure its second straight bowl bid under fourth-year coach Greg McMackin, the former Utah defensive coordinator (1990-92). “If I know them,
By: Sugar Bowl Resort. DONNER SUMMIT, Nov. 30, 2011 – Sugar Bowl had a successful opening weekend and with snowmaking temperatures in the future, they'll reopen for operations on December 3 & 4, 2011. Conditions