Rain keeps leaders away at BMW Championship
Jim Furyk will have to wait one more day to try to end three years without a PGA Tour victory.
The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended Sunday because of steady rain that left too much water on Conway Farms. Furyk, who has a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker, was still about two hours away from even teeing off.
"The bad news — obviously, I'm anxious to get out there and play, as is everyone else," Furyk said. "But the good news is no one wants to go out and play in this and slop it around in bad weather on a golf course where we're playing the ball down and it's probably a little too wet out there."
Rory McIlroy found one small consolation to the end of his PGA Tour season — he was one of six players who finished. McIlroy had yet another double bogey — that's 12 double bogeys and a triple bogey in three FedEx Cup playoff events — but holed out from 164 yards for eagle on the 12th hole and had his second straight 68.
It was the first time he had back-to-back rounds in the 60s in the same tournament this year on the PGA Tour.
Furyk was at 13-under 200 and in the final group with Stricker. Brandt Snedeker was two shots behind at 202, followed by Zach Johnson at 203 and Tiger Woods at 204.
Joost Luiten beat Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the KLM Open for his second European Tour title of the year.
Luiten became the first Dutch winner of his country's national open since Maarten Lafeber in 2003 and the first Dutchman to win twice in a season on the European Tour. He also won the Lyoness Open in Austria in June.
Jimenez made four early birdies to take the lead but Luiten rallied on the back nine at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club, with both making par on the 18th to force the playoff.
South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh won the third of four Web.com Tour Finals series events Sunday to wrap up a PGA Tour card. The 22-year-old Noh closed with a 2-under 69 for a five-stroke victory in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. He finished at 12-under 272 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course and earned $180,000 to take the series lead with $210,125.
Suzann Pettersen barely had time to hug her caddie before the Champagne started flowing in her direction.
In the first women's major played in Europe, Pettersen beat teenage star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship on Sunday and clinch the second major title of her career.
The Norwegian calmly rolled in her par putt to seal the title. Pettersen then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddie and laughed as she was surrounded by friends spraying her with Champagne on the green.
"I might start to get a bit emotional," Pettersen said, her voice wavering, as she collected the trophy.
It was her first major since the LPGA Championship in 2007 and her second straight tournament win after the Safeway Classic this month.
Women's soccer topples W.Va.
The Kentucky women's soccer team got a career-best game from junior Arin Gilliland on Sunday afternoon when the Lexington native struck for two goals and two assists as the Wildcats rocked the No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown, 4-2.
Gilliland wasted no time, scoring just 10 seconds into the match, capitalizing on a WVU defensive miscue off the kickoff. Her second goal came on a penalty.
Kentucky (6-1-1, 0-0-0 SEC) also got goals from junior Stuart Pope and freshman Zoe Swift.
"I have said to people what (WVU head coach) Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff have built is one of the most special things in the country," Kentucky Coach Jon Lipsitz said. "I think one of the things that means the most to our program is to come in and not just play well, but play well against a team that we respect so much."
Texas A&M slips to 10th in AP poll
Now that Alabama has survived its latest meeting with Johnny Manziel, and for coach Nick Saban's sake it will be the last time he'll ever have to worry about Johnny Football, the Crimson Tide are set to settle into an accommodating slice of schedule as the No. 1 team in the country.
The Tide remained top ranked in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after a wild 49-42 victory against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
Alabama received all but one of the 60 first-place votes from the media panel and the rest of the top five was unchanged this week, with Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. The Ducks got a first-place vote.
Texas A&M slipped four spots to No. 10.
LeBron ties the knot
LeBron James wanted his wedding day to be perfect and private. It appears he got both.
With guests dining on a five-course dinner, prefaced by plenty of appetizers and all done under incredibly tight security, the Miami Heat star married his longtime partner Savannah Brinson on Saturday night at a posh resort in San Diego. Guests had their phones taken away for the ceremony and reception in an effort to ensure that no photos or details leaked out.
"A first-class affair," said one of the guests, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the couple had yet to reveal any details of the event themselves. "Ceremony was short and sweet."
The couple were high school sweethearts and are the parents of two sons.
Boxing Mayweather subdues Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.
Fighting off his shortest layoff in years, Mayweather was sharp, efficient and sometimes brutal in dismantling an unbeaten fighter who was bigger and was supposed to punch harder. He frustrated Alvarez early, pounded him with big right hands in the middle rounds, and made him look just like he said he would — like any other opponent.
Mayweather was favored 117-111 and 116-112 on two ringside scorecards while a third inexplicably had the fight 114-114. The Associated Press scored it 119-109 for Mayweather.
"I just listened to my corner, listened to my dad," Mayweather said. "My dad had a brilliant game plan, and I went out there and got the job done."
Mayweather remained unbeaten in 45 fights.
The last word
Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin is doing his second stint with the Chicago Blackhawks. Teammate Patrick Kane complimented Khabibulin's physical conditioning, saying the goaltender was the best-in-shape 40-year-old he'd seen. Khabibulin replied.
"Well, I don't know how many 40-year-olds he's seen."