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Justin Rose wins World Golf Final by a stroke

Rose beat Lee Westwood by a stroke Friday to win the eight-player World Golf Final.

October 13, 2012|Staff and wire reports
  • England's Justin Rose watches a shot during the World Golf Final on Friday
England's Justin Rose watches a shot during the World Golf Final on… (Associated Press )

Justin Rose beat European Ryder Cup teammate Lee Westwood by a stroke Friday to win the eight-player World Golf Final in Belek, Turkey, and earn a career-best $1.5 million.

The fifth-ranked Rose shot a five-under 66 in the all-English final at the Antalya Club to finish 5-0 in the $5.2-million event. Rose birdied the opening hole on the Sultan Course and led the rest of the way against the fourth-ranked Westwood, who earned $1 million.


John Mallinger opened a four-stroke lead in the Open at San Martin, Calif., making an eagle and two birdies on the final four holes for a nine-under 62.

Mallinger eagled the par-five 15th and closed with consecutive birdies to cap his second straight bogey-free round and reach 14 under. He matched the CordeValle Golf Club record with the 62.

Billy Horschel and Jhonattan Vegas were second. Horschel had a 65, and Vegas shot 67.


Defending champion Na Yeon Choi took a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur, shooting a four-under 67 in hot and humid conditions to reach 10 under.

American Sydnee Michaels was second after a 65. Norway's Suzann Pettersen shot a tournament-record 64 to match American Lizette Salas and Japan's Momoko Ueda and Mika Miyazato at seven under. Salas had a hole in one on the par-three 15th in her 67.


Dan Forsman shot a seven-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk, David Frost and Larry Mize after the first round of the Greater Hickory Classic at Conover, N.C.


Dodgers fire hitting coach

Dave Hansen, the Dodgers' sixth hitting coach in the last six seasons, will not be retained, the team announced Friday. Hansen has been offered a new position in the organization.

The remainder of Manager Don Mattingly's coaching staff will return next season: bench coach Trey Hillman, first base coach Davey Lopes, third base coach Tim Wallach, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and bullpen coach Ken Howell. Wallach is a candidate for the Boston Red Sox's managerial job.

In other moves, reliever Blake Hawksworth and outfielder Matt Angle were outrighted by the Dodgers to triple-A Albuquerque, removing them from the 40-man roster.

— Dylan Hernandez


There was Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels running 69 yards in the wrong direction in the 1929 Rose Bowl, and now a 2-year-old colt, Spinning Love, has accomplished the same feat at Santa Anita.

On Friday in the second race, Spinning Love, in the No. 1 post position, came out of the starting gate in the six-furlong race and soon jumped over the temporary inside rail, unseating jockey Alonso Quinonez and then running in the opposite direction through the clubhouse turn and into the stretch.

Stewards immediately radioed outriders about the loose horse, and track announcer Trevor Denman made an announcement during the race. Jockeys briefly stopped riding. No horses or jockeys were injured.

The race was declared by the stewards a "no contest," resulting in refunds of $267,505 on daily doubles, win, place and show wagers, exactas, trifectas and superfectas.

— Eric Sondheimer


The Pac-12 Conference has instituted a policy mandating that schools allow visiting football teams to conduct a 60-minute walk-through at their stadiums the day before games.

The ruling came out of last week's Pac-12 Conference athletic directors meetings in Berkeley and was adopted as part of move to "maintain some consistency" in game operations, not as a result of a complaint about a specific school, said Dave Hirsch, a conference spokesman.

USC this season adopted a policy prohibiting visiting teams from conducting walk-throughs at the Coliseum. School officials have said the move was made to maintain the condition of a new field that was installed before the season.

— Gary Klein


Keenan Reynolds threw three touchdown passes to lead visiting Navy (3-3) to its second straight victory, 31-13 over Central Michigan.


Joey Logano raced to his eighth Nationwide Series victory of the year, passing Brad Keselowski with eight laps to go at Concord, N.C., after taking on two tires and a splash of gas. Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Elliott Sadler.

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