Sergio Garcia earns first victory of year in Thailand

Sergio Garcia won the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday for his first victory in a year, finishing with a four-under-par 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes at Chonburi.

Garcia had a 22-under 266 total at Amata Spring for his fourth Asian Tour title. The 33-year-old Spaniard won for the first time since taking the Asian Tour's Johor Open in Malaysia on Dec. 16, 2012.

Stenson, the Swede who swept the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and European Tour's Race to Dubai season points races, also finished with a 68.

France's Alexander Levy was third at 14 under after a 69.


Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record at Naples, Fla.

Kuchar and English finished at 34-under 182, playing their last 28 holes at Tiburon in 25 under. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play and had a 60 on Saturday in better ball.

The duo beat Retief Goosen and Fredrik Jacobsen by seven strokes, matching the tournament record for margin of victory set by Curtis Strange and Mark O'Meara in 1989 in the inaugural event.


Stewart and Connor Cink won the Father/Son Challenge, making two eagles in their final five holes for a three-stroke victory in the scramble event at Orlando, Fla.

Connor Cink, a Clemson freshman who preferred hockey over golf as a teen, put the duo in front with a 30-foot eagle putt at No. 14.

His father capped the day with a 20-foot eagle putt at No. 18, the last of nine consecutive threes in a back-nine 27. They finished with an 11-under 61 for a 22-under total.

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Scott Pinckney shot a seven-under 65 on PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course at La Quinta to take a one-stroke lead after the fourth round of the Tour Qualifying Tournament.

The 24-year-old Pinckney had a 21-under 267 total after 72 holes in the six-day, 108-hole event that will determine player priority rankings for the Tour season.


Army fires Ellerson after rout by Navy

Army fired football Coach Rich Ellerson after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy.

Army Athletic Director Boo Corrigan said in a statement released by the school that Ellerson was notified that he would not be retained about 24 hours after the Black Knights (3-9) finished the season with a 34-7 loss to Navy.

The 60-year-old Ellerson was 20-41 at the U.S. Military Academy and couldn't break the Black Knights' losing streak against their most important rival. The Midshipmen have won 12 straight in the series, the longest streak by either side.

Ellerson came to West Point, N.Y., after eight seasons at Cal Poly and brought the triple-option offense back to Army. The Cadets were 7-6 in his second season, their first winning season since 1996, and it included Army's first bowl victory since 1985. But the last three years, Army was 8-28.


Teddy's Promise led most of the way in winning the $100,250 Playa del Rey Stakes by 11/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Teddy's Promise ran six furlongs on Cushion Track in 1:09.66 and paid $3.20, $2.60 and $2.10 as the 3-5 favorite.

Trainer Ron Ellis said Teddy's Promise is set to make her final career start in the Santa Monica Stakes on Jan. 25 at Santa Anita before going to the breeding shed.


The sixth-seeded USC women's volleyball team (29-6) fell in five sets (26-28, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 17-15) to third-seeded Washington (30-2) in a regional final of the NCAA championship at the Galen Center late Saturday.

The Trojans won the first two sets, but the Huskies roared back to win the match. USC had match point two times but couldn't secure the victory as Washington recorded the final three points to complete a 17-15 win and claim the final spot in the national semifinals.

The Huskies will be joined in Seattle for the semifinals by Texas, Penn State and Wisconsin.


Andrew O'Malley and Leon Brown led Notre Dame to its first NCAA men's soccer title, scoring in the Fighting Irish's 2-1 victory over Maryland at Chester, Pa.

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