SUN CITY, South Africa – Jim Furyk won the Nedbank Challenge in a four-way playoff Sunday, making a 9-foot birdie chip on the second extra hole.

Furyk closed with a par-72 to finish regulation at 282 along with Adam Scott (73), defending champion Retief Goosen (72) and Darren Clarke (69).

Angel Cabrera, who held a share of the third-round lead, closed with an 80 for 289 in the 12-player field. Ernie Els, returning from a 4-month layoff after an injury and surgery, was at 290 following a 75.

•Australia’s Robert Allenby completed a two-week Australian sweep Sunday, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over countryman Mathew Goggin in the Australian PGA.

•Colin Montgomerie won the Hong Kong Open by one stroke Sunday over South Africa’s James Kingston, who squandered a one-shot lead with a double bogey on the final hole.

Rocca wins slalom; Ligety finishes third

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Giorgio Rocca of Italy skied a clean second run in icy and snowy conditions Sunday to win the World Cup season’s first slalom, and Ted Ligety of the United States finished a career-best third.

Reigning overall World Cup champion Bode Miller didn’t qualify for the second run. He missed a gate about 20 seconds into his opening run.

•Alexandra Meissnitzer earned her 14th career World Cup victory and led a 1-2-3 Austrian sweep Sunday in the season’s first super-G race, wrapping up a chilly weekend of competition at Lake Louise.

Kiogora wins inaugural Las Vegas Marathon

LAS VEGAS – Stephen Kiogora of Kenya won the inaugural New Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday while Adriana Fernandez of Mexico won a sprint finish in the women’s race. Kiogora pulled away from Titus Munji of Kenya during mile 23 of the 26.2-mile race and finished in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 58 seconds for his first marathon win. He also collected $100,000. Kiogora and Munji were racing as part of a three-man pack until mile 22, when they pulled away from Araya Haregot of Ethiopia. Munji held on for second in 2:13:21. Tekeste Kebede of Ethiopia was third in 2:14:38, Gimma Tola of Ethiopia placed fourth in 2:14:50, and Haregot finished fifth in 2:15:30.

Taylor posts second win over Hopkins

LAS VEGAS – Bernard Hopkins didn’t act his age, but he didn’t win the fight either. Jermain Taylor established himself as the future of the middleweight division, and now Hopkins can only look back and hope his legacy as a champion is secure.

His second narrow loss Saturday night to Taylor did nothing to damage Hopkins’ reputation as an ageless fighter, though it may have finally ended a remarkable career just a month before he turns 41. Taylor won by unanimous decision this time around but all three judges had it very close, 115-113.

Carrier propels UMF

WATERVILLE – Travis Carrier shot 11-for-14 from the field and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds to lead University of Maine at Farmington to an 81-59 win over Brooklyn College.

Travis Magnusson chipped in with 11 points and eight assists for the Beavers (5-1).

•Sonia Corriveau scored a goal and added an assist to lead the University of Maine women to a 3-2 victory over Northeastern. The Black Bears got goals from Brigitte Laflamme, Corriveau and Vanessa Vani.


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