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Golf

Woods wins PGA player of year title

• Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

Woods has won the PGA of America’s points-based award for player of the year on the strength of his five PGA Tour victories, the money title and the Vardon Trophy. Adam Scott would have had to win the Tour Championship and the Vardon Trophy for the race to end in a tie.

Woods had 90 points — 10 points for each of his five wins, 20 points each for the money title and Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average.

It was the 11th time that Woods won PGA player of the year, and ninth time he won the Vardon.

Soccer

Sunderland fires manager Di Canio

• Paolo Di Canio became the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he was fired by last-place Sunderland on Sunday. Di Canio helped the Black Cats avoid relegation after he replaced Martin O’Neill on March 31 but got off to an 0-4-1 start this season. Di Canio signed American forward Jozy Altidore last summer from AZ Alkmaar.

• Manchester City delivered a ruthless attacking display to rout Manchester United 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, the first derby between the rivals since the retirement of United manager Alex Ferguson. Sergio Aguero volleyed home an acrobatic goal in the 16th minute, Yaya Toure doubled the lead in the 45th minute and Aguero scored his second goal in the 47th. Samir Nasri’s 50th-minute goal completed the burst at the start of the second half. Wayne Rooney scored United’s goal on a curling free kick in the 87th.

Sailing

Oracle wins twice
to stay alive in cup

• Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air Sunday on San Francisco Bay, winning two races against Emirates Team New Zealand to stay alive in the America’s Cup. Oracle’s 72-foot catamaran jumped to huge leads in both races and has won four straight since the Kiwis reached match point on Wednesday. Oracle cut the Kiwis’ lead to 8-5. Docked two points in the biggest cheating scandal in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, Oracle needs four more wins to keep the oldest trophy in international sports. Oracle won Race 14 by 23 seconds and then took Race 15 by 37 seconds.

Hockey

Oilers’ Gagner will miss season’s start

• Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner will miss the start of the regular season with a broken jaw. Gagner was hurt in Edmonton’s 5-2 exhibition win over the Canucks on Saturday. Gagner collided on the side boards with Vancouver’s Zack Kassian, and Kassian’s stick knocked out some of Gagner’s teeth. Kassian received a four-minute penalty.

College Football

Player killed, 2 hurt in Ohio car crash

• A freshman offensive lineman for Cincinnati was killed and two freshman receivers were injured in a one-vehicle accident following the Bearcats’ 14-0 win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night in nearby Oxford. Ben Flick of Hamilton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred south of Oxford. Receivers Mark Barr of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Javon Harrison of Dayton, Ohio, were taken by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Barr and the driver of the vehicle — whose identity has not been released — were listed in critical condition. Harrison was in stable condition. The three players are redshirting and didn’t dress for the game or travel with the team. They were returning from Oxford, located 25 miles north of Cincinnati. 

• Sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Battle will miss No. 3 Clemson’s next game against Wake Forest after he was ejected for punching North Carolina State defensive back Jarvis Byrd on Thursday night. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday that Battle would sit when the third-ranked Tigers (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) return home to face the Demon Deacons on Saturday. Battle threw an uppercut that knocked Byrd to the turf late in Clemson’s 26-14 victory over the Wolfpack.

Running

New Zealand runner wins N.Y. road race

• Nick Willis and Jenny Simpson won at the Fifth Avenue Mile on Sunday. New Zealand’s Willis, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500 meters, won in 3 minutes, 52.1 seconds to edge Americans Bernard Lagat and Garrett Heath. Simpson, the 2011 world champion, won in 4:19.3.

— From wire reports



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