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Sports news briefs — Oct. 19

Compiled from wire reports


Seattle outfielder’s wife faces charges

• The wife of Seattle Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero is facing federal wire-fraud charges for allegedly using a debit card belonging to the wife of star pitcher Felix Hernandez to make nearly $180,000 in online purchases, according to sources and court documents. Maria Jacqueline Peguero, 22, is charged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with three counts of wire fraud, which carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Maria Peguero has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is free on bond and under the supervision of federal community Pre-Trial Services, according to the court docket. The charges were filed by the U.S. Secret Service on Oct. 1 and allege that Maria Peguero used a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez to have nearly $180,000 in merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue delivered to her Fife apartment between June 26, 2012, and Oct. 9, 2012.


Simpson keeps lead in Las Vegas event

• Webb Simpson maintained a 4-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, birdieing four of the last seven holes at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Chesson Hadley was second after a 67, reaching 15 under with an eagle on the par-5 16th. Jeff Overton was third at 14 under after a 68.

Bernhard Langer overcame a bad start to take a 2-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C. Michael Allen, Brad Bryant and John Riegger were tied for second. Allen shot 65, Bryant had a 66, and Riegger a 67. Bruce Vaughan, who won the qualifying tournament to make the field, shot a 62 to join Olin Browne at 7 under. Browne had a 68. Perry was tied for 17th at 3 under after a 69.

• South Korea’s Kim Hyung-tae shot a 5-under 66 to take a 4-shot lead in the Korea Open in Cheonan, South Korea, while sixth-ranked Rory McIlroy had a 75 to drop 10 strokes behind.

Brody Ninyette shot a 5-under 67 to take a 1-shot lead after the third round of the Perth International in Perth, Australia. Ninyette had seven birdies and two bogeys in a round which gave him an 8-under 208 in the European Tour event.

Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot a 2-under 70 to remain tied for the lead with Katherine Hull-Kirk of Australia after the second round of the KEB HanaBank Championship in Incheon, South Korea. Nordqvist had four birdies against two bogeys to move to 7-under 137 while Hull-Kirk had an eagle, a double bogey, five birdies and three bogeys in her 70.


Wozniacki to face Beck in title match

• Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will play Annika Beck of Germany in today’s final of the Luxembourg Open in Luxembourg. Wozniacki defeated third-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4, 6-4 in a semifinal. Beck advanced to her first WTA final when Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland retired at 7-5, 1-0 in the other semi.

• Top-seeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Ferrer will play seventh-seeded Grigor Dimotrov of Bulgaria, who beat Benoit Paire of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, in today’s final.

Samantha Stosur beat doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 and will face Simona Halep of Romania in today’s Kremlin Cup final in Moscow. Halep routed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-2, 6-1 to advance.

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Jazz add four years to Favors’ contract

• The Utah Jazz signed Derrick Favors to a four-year contract extension. Terms of the deal with the three-year veteran were not announced. The 6-foot-10 forward-center averaged career highs with 9.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.69 blocks in 77 games and eight starts last season. He had nine double-doubles.

• Mao Asada beat Ashley Wagner to win the Skate America women’s short program in Detroit, and Russian pairs Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov set a short program world record. Asada skated cleanly and had 73.18 points. Volosozhar and Trankov scored 83.05 points.

• Manchester United (3-3-2) stumbled again under new manager David Moyes, allowing a late equalizer against Southampton in a 1-1 tie, and Arsenal (6-1-1) maintained its Premier League lead with a 4-1 rout of Norwich.

— From wire reports


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