Martin weathers triple bogey to win Dunhill Championship
Pablo Martin survived a triple bogey to successfully defend his Alfred Dunhill Championship title Sunday, shooting a 2-under 70 for a two-shot victory in Malelane, South Africa.
The Spaniard had a 7 at the par-4 17th but recovered to birdie the last for an 11-under 277 at Leopard Creek Country Club. He was two clear of Thorbjorn Olesen (66), Charl Schwartzel (70) and Anthony Michael (73), who took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the European Tour event.
"I played really well for nine holes, then I got myself into trouble," Martin said. "It was a good start and it gave me a little bit of a cushion, and I needed it."
With a three-shot lead on the tee at No. 17, the triple bogey then cut his advantage over playing partner Michael to one stroke with one hole to play. But Martin recovered to put his second shot on the par-5 No. 18 on the middle of the green, and Michael found the water to end his chances.
■ Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter won the Shark Shootout Sunday, shooting a 13-under 59 in the scramble format to beat Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell by two shots.
Johnson and Poulter grabbed the lead with birdies on their first four holes and never looked back, finishing at 30-under 186 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. Clarke and McDowell (59) never got closer than two strokes.
The two teams passed second-round co-leaders Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker (64), and Fred Funk and Kenny Perry (66).
■ Australia's Peter Senior won the rain-delayed Australian PGA on Monday, beating Geoff Ogilvy with a par on the second hole of a playoff to become the oldest player to win a major professional tournament in Australia. The 51-year-old Senior, a regular on the Champions Tour, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation for a 1-under 71 to match Ogilvy, the Australian Open winner last week in Sydney, at 12-under 276. Ogilvy finished with a 66.
Both players parred the 18th hole on the first hole of the playoff, and Ogilvy three-putted for a bogey on the second extra hole.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Scott County boys beat Lafayette
Scott County got 20 points from Tamron Manning and 16 from Tanner Shotwell to beat Lafayette 71-56 Sunday in the Racing to the Rim Showcase at Rupp Arena.
Manning was 7-for-18 from the floor and Shotwell 7-for-12 for Scott County (4-1). Manning had eight assists, and Shotwell added six rebounds.
Lafayette (1-4) was led by Dee Yarbrough with 17 points and six rebounds. Jackson Davis had 10 points and 10 boards.
Wolfe County wins at buzzer
Freshman guard Garrett Dunn hit a last-second, 15-foot runner in the lane to give Wolfe County a 42-40 victory over Pikeville in the Racing to the Rim Classic at Rupp Arena on Sunday.
Wolfe County (1-3) was led by junior guard Sawyer Denniston's 20 points and six rebounds. Pikeville dropped to 3-2.
Player in Nigeria dies during game
A soccer player in Nigeria has died after collapsing during a game in the country's top league. The Nigerian Premier League club Ocean Boys said defender Emmanuel Ogoli was stricken in the 39th minute of Sunday's home game against Niger Tornadoes in Yenagoa, in southern Nigeria. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Team spokesman Eddy Ohis told The Associated Press the club thinks the cause was heart failure but is not sure. Ogoli was rushed from the stadium in an ambulance as the game continued. Ohis said his team's players went to the hospital after the game "to find the body." He said the team has requested an autopsy.
■ Carlos Tevez says he wants to leave Manchester City because he has fallen out with officials at the Premier League club. Tevez said his relationship "with certain executives and individuals at the club has broken down and is now beyond repair." The Argentina striker has scored 39 goals in 17 months with City.
Hunting's popularity on the decline
Hunting's popularity has been waning across the country as suburbs consume the countryside, hunters age out of the sport and kids plug into texting and Facebook instead of bows and rifles. Fewer hunters mean less revenue for state conservation agencies. Now officials nationwide are scrambling to preserve hunting traditions — and the billions of dollars they generate — before they fade away for good. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates 33 states saw declines in hunting license sales over the last two decades. The sharpest drop was in Massachusetts, which has seen a 50 percent falloff in hunting license sales during that time. Nationwide, the wildlife service estimates that overall hunting license sales fell about 8.5 percent nationwide between 1990 and 2009.
Navratilova: 'I just couldn't breathe'
Martina Navratilova was released from the hospital Sunday, three days after her fluid-filled lungs forced her to abandon her attempt to climb Africa's highest mountain. The 54-year-old tennis great was carried down Mount Kilimanjaro on a stretcher Thursday night and Friday morning. Navratilova said she knew by Wednesday she wouldn't be able to reach the summit of the 19,340-foot mountain in Tanzania.
"I didn't feel badly, I just couldn't breathe. I couldn't get a full breath of air," Navratilova said shortly after her release from the Nairobi hospital, where she was treated for high-altitude pulmonary edema. "Nothing hurt, and for an athlete that's weird. Nothing hurt but I (couldn't) go on."
Navratilova, who had a bout with breast cancer this year, reached nearly 14,800 feet when a doctor with a 27-person climbing team told her she needed to descend. The winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles said quitting is not in her vocabulary, but "when the doctor said you're going down, you're going down."
The last word
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng took an elbow from Kobe Bryant that left him with a cracked wisdom tooth — and a personal foul. Said Deng:
"I guess I hit his elbow with my chin."