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Pretty in pink, Daly honors Amy Mickelson

John Daly wore bright pink trousers during Sunday’s final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Virginia Water, England, in a gesture of support for Phil Mickelson’s wife after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Amy Mickelson was diagnosed last week with the disease and received a message of support Friday from Darren Clarke, who lost his wife to breast cancer in 2006.

“I had a pair, so I figured I’d do that for her today. I thought it would be a good gesture,” Daly said of his trousers. “I know Phil very well and I know Amy. I’ve known them for a long time – we’ve played the Tour together. She’s a great lady. She has always been a sweetheart to everybody.”


Cougars sweep, await NCAA word

Garry Kuykendall had three hits and two RBIs as Washington State beat Washington 10-5 at Bailey-Brayton Field to complete a three-game sweep of the Huskies.

The Cougars (31-23, 19-8 Pac-10) will find out today whether they’ve been selected to play in the NCAA tournament. The selection show is on ESPN at 9:30 a.m.

Gonzaga is already in the tourney, earning an automatic bid by winning the WCC championship.

Top-ranked UC Irvine has been selected to host a college baseball regional for the first time in school history.

The Anteaters, a College World Series participant two years ago, joined Louisville and TCU as first-time hosts when the 16 host schools were named on Sunday. Each of the 16 are guaranteed berths in the tournament, which starts Friday. Other host schools are Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Florida, LSU, Mississippi, Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, East Carolina, Oklahoma, Rice and Texas.


Father-to-be 13th as baby waits

Driver Alex Lloyd made it to the finish of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. So did his wife.

Samantha Lloyd watched from pit road as her husband raced, despite contractions that were 10 minutes apart shortly after the race began. Sunday was her due date to give birth to the couple’s second daughter.

Alex Lloyd finished the race in 13th place, and his wife headed back to their motor home to consult with her doctor.

Samantha Lloyd said she felt well at the end of the race. But she appeared relieved it was over as she hugged her husband after he climbed out of his car.

“She can come now, that’s all right,” she said of the baby. “We made it through.”

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