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--STENSON TAKES HOME BOTH TROPHIES AND BIGGEST PAYOFF IN GOLF AT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Henrik Stenson held off a brief challenge by 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and closed with a 2-under 68 to win the Tour Championship by three shots over Spieth and Steve Stricker. With the win, the 37-year-old Swede clinched the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. Stenson also earned $1.44 million for winning the tournament. He became the first European to win the Tour Championship since it began in 1987.
-- SPITHILL, ORACLE BEAT BARKER, TEAM NEW ZEALAND TWICE TO STAY ALIVE IN AMERICA’S CUP
Skipper Jimmy Spithill and his crew with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air on San Francisco Bay, winning Races 14 and 15 to cut the Team New Zealand’s lead to 8-5. Spithill steered his 72-foot catamaran to huge leads in both races and has won four straight since the Kiwis reached match point.
--MAN UNITED LANGUISHING IN MID-TABLE AFTER LOSING 4-1 TO RAMPANT MAN CITY IN PREMIER LEAGUE
The reality of life after Alex Ferguson is really hitting home at Manchester United, which is languishing in mid-table after a painful 4-1 loss to its local rival. To chants of “Easy! Easy!” Manchester City ripped United apart at Etihad Stadium to leave the champions staring at a five-point gap to early pacesetters Arsenal and Tottenham in the Premier League.
--CAM NEWTON THROWS 3 TDS, PANTHERS DEFENSE DOMINATES IN 38-0 VICTORY OVER GIANTS
Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Carolina Panthers sacked Eli Manning seven times in handing Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 in the NFL.
--RED BULL’S VETTEL EASILY WINS SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX TO EXTEND FORMULA 1 CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship.