Serena Williams beats Venus in season-ending tourney
Serena Williams said she didn't arrive at the Sony Ericsson Championships expecting to win.
Plenty of other people did that for her.
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Williams bested big sister Venus again Sunday, winning 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the season-ending tournament at Doha, Qatar, for her third victory of the season. Williams also won Wimbledon and the Australian Open, and clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking earlier in the week.
"It feels great," said Serena, who also won the WTA Tour's season-ending event in 2001. "I totally didn't expect to come here and win."
It was Serena's fourth straight win over her sister. She leads their head-to-head record 13-10.
Serena earned $1.55 million for the win after finishing the event undefeated, bringing her total prize money for the year to a record $6.19 million. Justine Henin had the previous record of $5.43 million in 2007.
Two women accuse Cable of violence
The former wife of Oakland Raiders Coach Tom Cable and a recent girlfriend claim Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women and asked that he seek help for his anger.
Sandy Cable and Marie Lutz said in separate interviews on ESPN's Outside the Lines that the first-year head coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.
Cable's attorney, Donald Yee, said in a statement Sunday that ESPN refused to provide details about the story when the network asked for comment. Yee also questioned the network's motives after waiting until Friday to contact the coach.
"In our view, ESPN has quite purposefully chosen not to provide a fair and balanced story," Yee said. "To us, this represents ambush journalism and utterly fails to meet the standards and practices of responsible journalists."
Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand in a statement released to The Associated Press. Cable said the altercation happened more than 20 years ago and was the only time he's ever touched a woman inappropriately.
Poulter wins by 1 shot in Singapore
Ian Poulter shot a final-round 72 on Sunday to win the Singapore Open by a shot over Liang Wenchong. The 33-year-old Englishman, who led from the opening round, finished at 10-under 274. The victory earned Poulter $833,330 and moved him up 19 places to 10th in the rankings of the European Tour's Race to Dubai. Australian players Scott Hend (69) and Adam Scott (68) finished two shots back in a tie for third. Phil Mickelson (71) and Ernie Els (72) finished six shots back at 4-under.
Fisher beats Kim in World Match Play
Ross Fisher beat Anthony Kim 4 and 3 on Sunday to win the 36-hole World Match Play Championship final at Casares, Spain. Fisher, who won for the first time this season, earned $1.1 million and jumped into third place in the European Tour money standings. The 24-year-old Kim, who would have been the youngest winner in tournament history, improved his chances of playing in the season-ending Dubai World Championship by earning $666,000. The finish moved him into the top 35 on the money list.
American wins New York Marathon
Meb Keflezighi became the first U.S. man to win the New York City Marathon since 1982 on Sunday, a victory that capped an outstanding day for American distance running. Six Americans were in the top 10 for the first time since 1979.
Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia captured the women's race, with two-time defending champ Paula Radcliffe falling back to fourth then grabbing her left leg in pain after finishing.
Born in Eritrea, the 34-year-old Keflezighi became a U.S. citizen in 1998. He pulled away from Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya in the 23rd mile to beat the four-time Boston Marathon champ by 41 seconds. Alberto Salazar had been the last American men's champion, taking three straight titles from 1980-82.
Volleyball Cats sweep Ole Miss
The 12th-ranked University of Kentucky volleyball team swept Mississippi 25-12, 25-15, 25-14 in Oxford, Miss., on Sunday. UK (22-1, 12-1 Southeastern Conference) totaled 47 kills and hit .396 for the match. Junior Sarah Mendoza led all players with 15 kills. Senior Sarah Rumely had 33 assists and recorded her UK-record 160th career ace.
Men's soccer team shuts out FIU
Junior midfielder C.J. Tappel broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the 56th minute, and senior Jason Griffiths added his eighth career penalty-kick goal in the 85th for a 2-0 UK men's soccer victory over Florida International in Miami on Sunday. UK (11-5, 4-3 Conference USA) is fourth in the conference; the top four teams advance to the tournament. UK senior keeper Dan Williams recorded his 19th career shutout, moving into a tie for third place in UK career history.
Louisville women win exhibition
Keshia Hines scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the host Louisville women to a 79-54 exhibition win over Northern Kentucky on Sunday. Warren East graduate Ashley Rainey added 18 points and 12 rebounds for Louisville, last year's national runner-up. Casse Mogan scored 17 points for NKU.
The last word
Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson, who was taken out of Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Chicago Bears after throwing two interceptions:
"I'm not happy that I got pulled out, I'm not happy we lost, I'm not happy about anybody's play, my play, nothing. I haven't been happy."