Creamer sinks 75-foot eagle putt for win

SINGAPORE (AP) — Paula Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women’s Champions for her first LPGA Tour title since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

Creamer’s downhill putt curled right to left across the 18th green. The American ran across the green, fell to her knees and put her head on the ground, laughing and pounding the grass.

Creamer closed with a 3-under 69 to match Munoz at 10-under 278 on Sentosa’s Serapong Course. Munoz, from Spain, shot a 70. Australia’s Karrie Webb was a stroke back in third. She blew a three-stroke lead on the back nine, bogeying three of the last six holes.

Richie Incognito receiving treatment

MIAMI (AP) — Embattled former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is receiving treatment in the wake of the team’s bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.

The person said the NFL Players Association is supporting Incognito’s treatment.

Another person familiar with Incognito’s situation said the veteran lineman is exhausted after being “dragged through the mud” in recent months.

KC’s Reid, Carolina’s Rivera honored

KANSAS, CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s Andy Reid was honored as the AFC Coach of the Year on Saturday at the NFL 101 Awards, and Carolina’s Ron Rivera ”“ Reid’s former protege ”“ took the NFC award.

One of Reid’s former players, Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy was selected the NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning took the AFC award for the eighth time.

Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly was the NFC Defensive Player of the Year winner, and Indianapolis linebacker Robert Mathis took the AFC honor. Mathis was the only player of the four present at the awards dinner.

Malzahn wins Bowden Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Gus Malzahn received the Bowden Award named after former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, a Birmingham native who coached the Seminoles to the first of his two national titles in 1993.

The 5-year-old award is selected by the National Sports Writers and Sports Broadcasters of America and the Over The Mountain Touchdown Club.

Former Georgia coach Vince Dooley received the lifetime achievement award.

Bulls sign Jimmer Fredette

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmer Fredette wanted to start over. The Chicago Bulls wanted to improve their outside shooting.

Each side is hoping for a perfect match.

Fredette joined the surging Bulls after the team announced it had signed the sharp-shooting guard for the rest of the season. The 6-foot-2 Fredette then played the last three minutes of Chicago’s 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks, drilling a long jumper for his first basket with his new team.

Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was bought out by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and cleared waivers on Saturday. He is averaging just 5.8 points and 11.1 minutes in his third season, but is shooting 49 percent from 3-point range.

Delbonis wins Brazil Open

SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentine Federico Delbonis won his first ATP title by defeating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final.

Delbonis broke Lorenzi’s serve to start the decisive set and held on to close the match in 2 hours, 6 minutes after converting on his second match point. He jumped and punched the air after sending a winner down the line past the outstretched arms of Lorenzi.

Delbonis celebrated a nearly perfect week in which he also reached the semifinals in the doubles tournament.



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