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October 19, 2009
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October 19, 2009

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By the U.S., the Presidents Cup, with a 19½--14½ victory over the International team on Sunday in San Francisco. The win, the third straight for the U.S. and its sixth in the eight times the biennial tournament has been played, was clinched by Tiger Woods's 6-and-5 final round win over Y.E. Yang; Woods (above) became only the third player in Presidents Cup history to go 5--0 in one event. Combined, Woods, Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker—the world's top three players—went 13-1-1 for the U.S. "It's one of my better Cup experiences," Woods said. "The fact that we won, that's the Number 1 thing. We came here to win as a team, and we did it."


By the Las Vegas Locomotives last Thursday, the first United Football League game. Las Vegas beat the California Redwoods 30--17 in the upstart league's opener, thanks to two touchdown passes from former Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman. The game drew a crowd of 14,209 to UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium (capacity: 40,000). Each of the four teams in the league—the Florida Tuskers beat the New York Sentinels in the other Week 1 game last Saturday—will play six games, with the season culminating in a championship game on Nov. 27 in Las Vegas.


By NASCAR, the season credentials of Joey Logano's father, Tom, for arguing with driver Greg Biffle after a race. The younger Logano, 19, won the Nationwide Series race in Fontana, Calif., last Saturday, his fifth Nationwide title of the year. On Lap 50 he had a scrape with Biffle, who bumped Logano minutes after suggesting over his radio that he wanted to put the teenager into the wall. Logano's crew chief, Dave Rogers, called Biffle "a coward" over his radio, and after the race Tom Logano confronted Biffle and made threatening gestures at him in pit lane. NASCAR rescinded Logano's annual track pass; he can apply for single-event credentials.


Ineligible by Oklahoma State, All-America wide receiver Dez Bryant (right). Last summer Bryant, a senior and a top prospect for the 2010 NFL draft, spent a day with former All-Pro corner Deion Sanders and had dinner at Sanders's home in Prosper, Texas. The NCAA prohibits certain types of contact between active players and pros not associated with their schools; during an NCAA investigation into the relationship, Bryant lied about having visited Sanders at home. On Oct. 7, three days before the No. 15 Cowboys opened their Big 12 schedule with a win over Texas A&M, the school ruled Bryant ineligible for misleading investigators. Oklahoma State said it will apply to have Bryant reinstated by the NCAA.


After seven months on the job, acting U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Stephanie Streeter. The announcement came on Oct. 7, five days after Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Games was soundly rejected by the IOC and just hours after the U.S.'s 40 Olympic sports federations gave Streeter a unanimous no-confidence vote. Streeter, 52, a former CEO of Banta Corp., took over the USOC job after longtime head Jim Scherr was pushed out by the board of directors earlier this year; she said she would not seek the job on a full-time basis and would step down by next March. The USOC said it will hire a recruiting firm within a month to find her replacement.

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