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Associated Press

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 5:35 PM


Woods posts historic eighth victory at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Laurel and Hardy. Bourbon and water. Tiger Woods and Torrey Pines.

Some pairings are just made for each other.

Woods posted his record eighth victory at Torrey Pines by winning the Farmers Insurance Open by four shots. No PGA Tour player has ever won eight times at a single course. Woods finished 14 under par for his four rounds at Torrey Pines.

The four-shot margin of victory was a bit deceiving. Woods led by eight strokes before suffering a double bogey and bogey on the back nine. Brandt Snedeker (SNEH'-deh-kur) and Josh Teater tied for second. Woods shot even-par 72 on the final round.

This was Woods' 75th career title. Twenty-two of those victories have come at three courses -- eight at Torrey Pines and seven each at Bay Hill in Florida and Firestone in Ohio. Woods is seven victories away from tying Sam Snead for the all-time record of 82 Tour wins.


Ravens get raucous send off

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of fans turned out to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to send the Ravens off to their second Super Bowl.

Retiring linebacker Ray Lewis, coach John Harbaugh and Ed Reed were among the players who spoke to the crowd before the team got on buses and headed to the airport to fly to New Orleans for Sunday's game. The Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers, who arrived in the Big Easy on Sunday.

Lewis told the crowd the team loves them and the Ravens were going to New Orleans for nothing else but to bring back another Super Bowl ring to Baltimore, where it belongs.

The Ravens landed in New Orleans in mid-afternoon.


Congressmen irked at players union

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chastising the NFL Players Association for standing in the way of testing for human growth hormone, two members of Congress told union head DeMaurice (dih-MOHR'-his) Smith in a letter that they might ask players to testify before their committee.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh), a California Republican, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland asked Smith to turn over documents connected to HGH negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA.

The two congressmen said they were "disappointed with the NFLPA's remarkable recalcitrance," which they say has prevented progress on this issue.


Bad news for Cowboys defender

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Grapevine, Texas, police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested. He was taken into custody last week, after his pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck.

Ratliff refused a breath test, but police obtained a warrant for a blood sample.

Ratliff's arrest came weeks after fellow Cowboy Josh Brent was indicted on an intoxicated manslaughter count in the Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.

In other NFL news:

— The Panthers have announced three assistants have been added to Ron Rivera's coaching staff. Carolina hired Ken Dorsey as their new quarterbacks coach to work with Cam Newton, Jim Skipper as running backs coach and Al Holcomb as linebackers coach.


Wolverines back on top following lengthy absence

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan is No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the first time since the start of the 1992-93 season.

The Wolverines won both of their games last week while holding the No. 2 ranking. They received 51 first-place votes from the 65-member panel of media members. Kansas picked up 13 votes for No. 1 and moves up one spot to No. 2.

Indiana and Florida leapfrog four spots to Nos. 3 and 4. The Gators got the remaining first-place vote.

Duke tumbles from first to fifth after splitting its two games last week and Syracuse falls to third to sixth.

Gonzaga, Arizona, Butler and Oregon round out the top 10.


Three ranked teams preparing for action

UNDATED (AP) — Kansas puts its new No. 2 ranking on the line in this evening's Big 12 game at West Virginia. The Jayhawks' 17-game winning streak is the longest in the nation. They are 18-1 overall.

Slumping Louisville will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak tonight when it hosts Pittsburgh. The Cardinals slipped from first to fifth last week and check in at No. 12 in this week's AP basketball poll. They are 16-4 on the season.

And in another Big East matchup, No. 25 Marquette plays host to South Florida.


Lady Bears still a strong No. 1

UNDATED (AP) — Baylor remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for a fourth straight week after two more Big 12 wins.

The Lady Bears cruised to victories over Iowa State and Oklahoma and have 30 straight Big 12 regular-season victories. Baylor had 37 first-place ballots.

Notre Dame and UConn stayed second and third. The Huskies received the other three first-place votes.


Jeter gearing up for return...Cards sign infielder Cedeno

UNDATED (AP) — Derek Jeter has worked out on a baseball field for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October.

The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop at the team's minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.

The 13-time All-Star expects to start in New York's opener against Boston on April 1. This is the time of year Jeter usually starts his onfield pre-spring training routine.

In other offseason news from around the major leagues:

— Infielder Ronny Cedeno (seh-DAYN'-yoh) has agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Cedeno can earn an additional $850,000 in performance bonuses under Monday's deal. The 29-year-old Cedeno hit .259 with four homers and 22 RBIs last year for the New York Mets.

— Luke Gregerson's agent says the pitcher has agreed to a $3.2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. Gregerson was 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 77 relief appearances last season, striking out 72 in 71 1-3 innings when he made $1.55 million.

— Juan Rivera has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 34-year-old outfielder and first baseman, who played for the Yankees from 2001-03, hit .244 with nine homers and 47 RBIs last year for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

— A person familiar with the deals says the Phillies have signed veteran reliever Chad Durbin to a one-year contract. The 34-year-old right-hander returns to Philadelphia where he was a key member of the bullpen for the 2008 World Series championship team. Durbin was 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in a career-high 76 games for Atlanta last season.

— The Phillies and Yuniesky Betancourt have agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. The 30-year-old utility infielder hit .228 with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 57 games with Kansas City last season.

— Luke Gregerson's agent says the right-hander has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $3.2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The 28-year-old reliever was 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 77 appearances last season, when he made $1.55 million.

— The Los Angeles Dodgers formally announced a deal with Time Warner Cable to create a new TV channel that people familiar with the situation say assures the team more than $7 billion over 25 years. That is double what Major League Baseball thought the local TV rights were worth when the team was sold out of bankruptcy just last year.


Slumping Timberwolves get coach back

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Rick Adelman has returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves after spending three weeks with his ailing wife. He rejoins a club that lost nine of 11 games in his absence.

Adelman ran practice on Monday and says he plans to be on the bench against the Clippers on Wednesday night if all goes well. Mary Kay Adelman is being treated for an undisclosed condition.


A rather bland NBA schedule

UNDATED (AP) — Just two of the seven games on tonight's NBA schedule involve a pair of winning teams.

The 26-18 Indiana Pacers will be looking to avoid a third straight loss when they take the court in Denver. The Nuggets have won three straight and are 27-18 on the season.

And in Salt Lake City, it'll be the 24-20 Jazz taking on a 24-22 Houston Rockets club that will be chasing a third straight victory.

Elsewhere on the pro hardwood, Memphis is at Philadelphia, Toronto is home to Golden State, Sacramento plays at Washington, Central leader Chicago hosts league doormat Charlotte and Orlando will be out to end a five-game skid when it plays the Nets in Brooklyn.


A hand-full of games on ice

UNDATED (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will be out to improve on a 1-2-1 start tonight when they host the Vancouver Canucks. It's one of five games on the NHL slate.

Elsewhere, you've got Boston skating at Carolina, Columbus hosting Dallas, Phoenix home to Nashville and Colorado at Edmonton.


Big East commissioner opens up

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Big East commissioner Mike Aresco says the conference is looking to add another school, and may sign a TV deal with multiple networks.

Aresco spoke to reporters after a local chamber of commerce breakfast in Connecticut.

He says the Big East wants to keep its name as it rebrands, and wants to add one more school to give it 12 playing both football and basketball after Navy joins the league in 2015.

Aresco also says that he hopes deals can be worked out to keep traditional conference rivalry games intact even after the so-called Catholic seven schools leave the Big East to form their own basketball league.


2 Pa. congressmen want scholarships restored

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania congressmen want the NCAA to restore football scholarships taken away from Penn State as part of sanctions for the child sex abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Reps. Charlie Dent and Glenn Thompson wrote in a letter sent Monday to NCAA President Mark Emmert that taking away up to 40 scholarships harmed players who had nothing to do with the scandal.

Gov. Tom Corbett has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the NCAA sanctions.