Rose Plays Like the No. 1 Golfer
Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.
Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot with his third bogey in five holes to start the final round at Torrey Pines. He restored his lead, and then had to hold off a late charge by Scott, who birdied his last four holes for a 68. Rose finished at 21-under 267.
Rose expanded his lead at No. 1 in the world and won for the 10th time on the PGA Tour. The Englishman also won for the 10th consecutive year worldwide, including his gold medal at the Olympics in 2016.
Tiger Woods closed with a 67 to tie for 20th at 10 under in his 2018 debut.
AFC tops NFC
Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Indianapolis’ Eric Ebron, and the AFC beat the NFC, 26-7, in steady rain in the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. It was the third consecutive victory for the AFC in the NFL all-star game.
The AFC led 20-0 early in the fourth quarter, looking like it might notch the first shutout in Pro Bowl history.
But Dallas’ Dak Prescott found Atlanta’s Austin Hooper for a 20-yard score on fourth down with 9:09 remaining.
Mahomes completed 7 of 14 passes for 156 yards and was named the offensive Most Valuable Player. New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, who had an interception and a sack, was the defensive MVP.
Giants owner dies
Longtime San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan has died. He was 76.
The team said Magowan died Sunday after a battle with cancer.
Magowan was a lifelong Giants fan ever since going to games at the Polo Grounds in New York and then played a critical role in the team’s success over the last quarter-century.
Magowan helped form the ownership group that bought the franchise for $100 million from Bob Lurie in December 1992. One of his first moves was signing Barry Bonds to a six-year, $43.5 million free agent deal even before he formally completed the purchase of the team.
Chen strikes gold
Nathan Chen was skating up to collect his medal -- gold, of course -- when he tripped on the small carpet in front of the podium and nearly fell. So maybe he’s not perfect.
Until then, there was hardly any hint of a misstep for Chen, who won his third straight title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. The reigning world champion, Chen was biggest star at this competition coming in, and he won the final event with a score of 342.22 -- over 58 points more than runner-up Vincent Zhou. Jason Brown was third.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux rallied X S Gold over the final furlong at Santa Anita to earn his 6,000th career victory. The 48-year-old Hall of Famer won the first race by a head for trainer Jim Cassidy on Sunday to reach the plateau. ... Carl Pierre scored 22 points for Massachusetts to help the Minutemen get their first win in Atlantic 10 play this season beating Rhode Island, 77-70.