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Adam Scott wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf

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Scott breaks course record at Port Royal with a seven-under-par 64 to claim a two-shot victory over Justin Rose.

October 16, 2013|Staff and Wire reports
  • Adam Scott of Australia celebrates after making the winning putt during the final round of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.
Adam Scott of Australia celebrates after making the winning putt during… (Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images )

Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record Wednesday at Port Royal with a seven-under-par 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots over U.S. Open champion Justin Rose at Southampton, Bermuda.

Trailing by four shots with 10 holes to play, Scott pulled ahead of his good friend for the first time with a six-iron that settled inches from the cup on the par-five 17th for a tap-in eagle. Rose pulled his approach and had to settle for par.

Rose, who opened with a 67, had a 69 in the 36-hole exhibition for the four major champions of the year.

Scott finished at eight-under 134 in his first trip to Bermuda.

PGA champion Jason Dufner, who started two shots behind, fell off the pace quickly and was never a serious threat. He closed with a 70 to finish alone in third, five shots behind. Padraig Harrington, a three-time major winner, shot 71 to finish eight behind. As the defending champion, Harrington was first alternate to replace British Open champion Phil Mickelson, who chose not to play.

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AVP ends season at Huntington Beach

The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will end its season at Huntington Beach Pier beginning Thursday and finishing Sunday.

Among the featured players will be three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings with her new partner, April Ross; and men's Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers and silver medalists Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal.

Walsh Jennings won three Olympic gold medals with Misty May-Treanor, who has retired, and Gibb and Patterson have won four straight AVP tournaments.

—Diane Pucin

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Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais signed a two-year deal with KVSH Racing to replace Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan.

The contract confirmed to the Associated Press gives team principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and James "Sulli" Sullivan hope that KVSH can compete for titles going forward now that it has a driver who is tied for second with Mario Andretti and Dario Franchitti for series championships.

Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 in May with KVSH but decided to leave for Chip Ganassi Racing next year.

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Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi, 6-3, 6-1, at Moscow.

Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Sofia Arvidsson, 6-2, 7-5.

Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic outlasted Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (5), to reach his second quarterfinal of the season in the Erste Bank Open at Vienna.

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Mexican newspapers on Wednesday published banner headlines reading "We Love You," and "Thank You, USA," after the U.S. kept Mexico's World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a 3-2 victory over Panama.

Mexico and the U.S. are usually bitter rivals. Feelings are so strong in Mexico that fans chanted the name of Osama bin Laden as the "Star-Spangled Banner" played in a 2004 Olympic qualifying game.

Mexico lost its Tuesday match, 2-1, against Costa Rica. If Panama had held on to its lead and beaten the United States, Mexico would have been eliminated from the World Cup qualifying rounds. But the U.S. scored two goals in the closing minutes of the game to pull ahead.

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Former NFL player Irving Fryar and his mother were indicted by a grand jury in Newark, N.J., on charges they conspired to steal more than $690,000 through a mortgage scam.

In announcing the indictment, prosecutors said Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, engaged in a "sophisticated mortgage fraud scam" by allegedly having McGhee submit false information to obtain five loans on her home within a six-day period. The two were indicted on counts of conspiracy and theft by deception.

The 51-year-old Fryar, of Springfield, N.J., is pastor of a church he founded and the head coach of the Robbinsville High School football team. His 72-year-old mother lives in Willingboro. The former wide receiver played for four NFL teams between 1984 and 2000, including the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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