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Monday's Sports In Brief

Monday's Sports In Brief

Y.E. Yang says his win over Tiger Woods at the HSBC Champions in 2006 was a major factor in setting up his victory over the world No. 1 last week in the PGA Championship that made him the first Asian golfer to claim a major.
Yang will meet Woods again at this year's HSBC Champions in November, along with defending champion Sergio Garcia and world No. 2 Phil Mickelson.
Yang said in a statement that the 2006 win set the stage for greater achievements because it gave him the courage to pursue loftier goals, like playing on the PGA Tour and winning a major.
Others competing in the tournament Nov. 5-8 at Shanghai's Sheshan International Golf Club include Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson, Stewart Cink and Padraig Harrington.
FOOTBALL
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Quarterback Philip Rivers signed a six-year contract extension through the 2015 season with the San Diego Chargers worth $93 million, with $38 million guaranteed.
Rivers is coming off his best pro season, when he set a team record for touchdown passes with a league-high 34. He also led the NFL with a quarterback rating of 105.5, another team record.
Rivers has a career 36-18 record as a starter, including playoffs.
BASEBALL
DENVER (AP) _ Former American League MVP Jason Giambi signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies, and he could be back in the major leagues in as little as a week.
The 38-year-old Giambi reported to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he hit several home runs during batting practice. He said his troublesome right thigh was pain-free and that he was hoping for a Sept. 1 call-up to help the Rockies with their pennant push.
Colorado holds a four-game lead in the NL wild-card race.
CINCINNATI (AP) _ William J. Williams Sr., one of the owners of the Cincinnati Reds from their Big Red Machine days, died Sunday night. He was 93.
Williams was part of a small group that bought the team in 1966 and celebrated back-to-back World Series championships in 1975-76. His family sold controlling interest in the team in 1985.
In 2006, sons W. Joseph Williams Jr. and Thomas L. Williams were part of a group that bought controlling interest in the Reds, along with Bob Castellini.
Williams also was a founding owner of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968 and retained a share of the NFL team until his death.
BASKETBALL
MIAMI (AP) _ Michael Beasley of the Miami Heat is being treated for depression-related issues at a Houston rehabilitation facility, a person briefed on the situation told The Associated Press.
Beasley checked into the facility last week, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns. It's unknown how long Beasley will remain at the facility, or whether he will be available when the Heat open training camp on Sept. 28.
BOXING
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Authorities investigating a shooting outside a skating rink were seeking an associate of the company that promotes boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., Las Vegas police said.
Police suspect a man who is described as a "known associate" of Mayweather Promotions. Nobody was hurt in the shooting Sunday night a few miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Police searched one of Mayweather's homes and his Rolls-Royce, saying the car was involved.
Mayweather has not been named a suspect, and police said he is cooperating in the investigation. Authorities said it was not immediately clear whether Mayweather was present during the shooting.
AUTO RACING
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) _ Three-time reigning NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson donated $150,000 in grants to four Charlotte-area school systems.
The grants are from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, and available to schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Mooresville, Cabarrus County and Iredell-Statesville school systems.
The grants are a product of the Lowe's "Toolbox for Education" program. Lowe's is the primary sponsor of Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet.
Johnson and his wife, Chandra, have launched similar programs in their hometowns of El Cajon, Calif., and Muscogee, Okla. The total donations so far from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation are $500,000.
OLYMPICS
VIENNA (AP) _ Austrian skiing great Toni Sailer, who in 1956 became the first athlete to win all three alpine ski events at a Winter Olympics, has died. He was 73.
Sailer passed away Monday after a long illness, his Kitzbuehel Ski Club said in a statement Tuesday.
Sailer won gold in the downhill, slalom and giant slalom at the 1956 Cortina Olympics in Italy. He also won gold in the downhill, giant slalom and combined, as well as silver in the giant slalom, at the world championships in Bad Gastien, Austria two years later.
After retiring from competition in 1959, Sailer became a singer and an actor.
He was awarded the Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee in 1985.
SPORTS BROADCASTING
BRISTOL, Connecticut (AP) _ ESPN says it will test its ability to televise football games in 3-D with a special screening of the game between No. 4 USC and No. 6 Ohio State at three theaters on Sept. 12.
Tickets will be given away to fans listening to ESPN radio affiliates in Los Angeles, Dallas and Columbus, Ohio, later this week.
The Galen Center on the USC campus in Los Angeles will screen the game in 3-D, as will theaters in Columbus and Hurst, Texas.
The sports network said crews will use seven 3-D cameras, capping off two years of research into how to apply 3-D technology to live game situations.


Updated : 2020-12-04 07:53 GMT+08:00