Golf: Jason Day turned his fortunes quickly with a birdie and a clutch par save from the bunker on the final two holes to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday in Orlando, Florida.
Day closed with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory over Kevin Chappell, who looked as if he would finally win in his 150th career start.
Day was one shot behind and facing two of the toughest holes at Bay Hill. He hit his tee shot on the par-3 17th to 12 feet and made it for birdie, and then got up-and-down from just under 100 feet away in a bunker to win by one shot.
Chappell made bogey on the 18th hole and shot 69.
Troy Merritt and Henrik Stenson both faltered late and tied for third.
Austin triumphs in Tucson: Woody Austin holed out for eagle from a greenside bunker on the par-5 15th and held on to win the Tucson, Arizona, Conquistadores Classic for his first PGA Tour Champions title.
Making his 28th start of the 50-and-over tour, Austin finished with a 7-under 65 for a 16-under 200 total.
Playing in the group behind Austin, Jim Carter birdied the 18th for a 68 and second place.
Bernhard Langer was third at 14 under after a 67.
Kim ties record: Sei Young Kim matched Annika Sorenstam’s LPGA Tour scoring record of 27 under, closing with a 10-under 62 at Desert Ridge in Phoenix for a five-stroke victory in the JTBC Founders Cup.
Sorenstam set the mark in 2001 at nearby Moon Valley, shooting a record 59 in the second round. Kim also tied the tournament record of 62 set Thursday by Mi Hyang Lee.
Djokovic, Azarenka cruise at Paribas
Tennis: Novak Djokovic rolled past Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 to win the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, for a record fifth time, while improving to 22-1 in matches this year.
It was the Serb’s third consecutive title in the California desert, breaking a tie with four-time champion Roger Federer.
The women’s final was equally one-sided.
Victoria Azarenka defeated error-prone Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4, returning Azarenka to the world’s top 10 for the first time since August 2014.
Nowitzki drops 40, Mavs top Blazers
NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points and Deron Williams had 31 points and 16 assists, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 132-120 overtime win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
Nowitzki and Williams capped season-high scoring efforts with the first 11 points in overtime. Williams made a tiebreaking 3-pointer before Nowitzki scored eight straight points.
Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 26 points.
Pelicans surprise Clippers: Jrue Holiday scored 22 points and the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans beat the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 109-105.
Omer Asik scored a season-high 15 points and tied his season best with 14 rebounds for New Orleans, while Dante Cunningham scored a season-high 19 points. Reserve guard Tim Frazier added a season-high 17 points.
Chris Paul and J.J. Redick each scored 24 points, and Paul also had 13 assists for the Clippers.
Myhrer, Brem finish World Cup with wins
Skiing: Andre Myhrer of Sweden won the men’s slalom race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on the last day of the World Cup finals for his first victory in the competition since 2012.
Henrik Kristoffersen, who had already won the crystal globe in the discipline, was seeking to become the fourth man to win a record seven World Cup slalom races in a single season but the Norwegian was 19th.
Eva-Maria Brem of Austria clinched the women’s giant slalom title, her first-ever crystal globe.
Brem needed to finish fourth to secure the title and did, edging Marie-Michele Gagnon into fifth by 0.04 seconds.
Red-hot Penguins smash Capitals
NHL: Rookie Tom Kuhnhackl had a goal and two assists on his way to a career-best three points and the host Pittsburgh Penguins denied the Washington Capitals a chance to lock up the Metropolitan Division with a dominant 6-2 win.
Matt Cullen, Trevor Daley, Justin Schultz, Chris Kunitz and Bryan Rust also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby picked up two assists to push his scoring streak to 12 games as the Penguins won their sixth straight.
The Capitals could have clinched the franchise’s ninth division title with a win. Jason Chimera and Andre Burakovsky scored for Washington.
Wild win in SO: Charlie Coyle scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the host Chicago Blackhawks.
Nino Niederreiter had his 18th goal and added an assist as the Wild improved to 4-0 against Chicago this season.
Flyers lose goalie: The Philadelphia Flyers will have to make their playoff push without goaltender Michal Neuvirth.
Neuvirth will miss the remaining three weeks of the regular season with an unspecified lower-body injury. That leaves starter Steve Mason to shoulder the load for the Flyers.
Saint Mary’s advances in NIT
Miscellany: Emmett Naar had 15 points and 11 assists, Dane Pineau added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Saint Mary’s beat Georgia 77-65 in Moraga, California, in the NIT second round.
Saint Mary’s (29-5) pulled away with 11 straight points midway through the second half and led by 19 with 5:16 left. Georgia (20-14) answered with a 9-0 run to get within 72-62 with 3:06 left but got no closer from there.
Charles Mann and J.J. Frazier had 13 points each for Georgia.
Minnesota takes hockey crown: Sara Potomak had a goal and an assist to lead Minnesota to a second straight women’s hockey national title, beating Boston College 3-1 in Durham, New Hampshire.
Potomak scored 13 seconds into the game into the game and Minnesota added two more goals before BC scored its only goal of the game.
Soriano retires: Relief pitcher Rafael Soriano has announced his retirement from baseball after 14 seasons in the major leagues.
He finished with 207 saves and played for the Cubs, Nationals, Rays, Mariners, Braves and Yankees.
Figgins finished: Chone Figgins will retire Monday after signing a one-day contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
Figgins spent eight seasons with the Angels.
He went on to play three disappointing seasons from 2010-12 in Seattle, which signed him to a $36 million deal.