Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record Wednesday at Port Royal in Southampton, Bermuda, with a 7-under-par 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots over U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
Trailing by four shots with 10 holes to play, Scott pulled ahead of his good friend for the first time with a 6-iron that settled inches from the cup on the par-5 17th for a tap-in eagle. Rose pulled his approach and had to settle for par.
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Rose, who opened with a 67, had a 69 in the 36-hole exhibition for the four major champions of the year.
Scott finished at 8-under 134 in his first trip to Bermuda. He won a pink jacket to go along with the green jacket he won at Augusta.
PGA champion Jason Dufner, who started two shots behind, fell off the pace quickly and was never a serious threat. He closed with a 70 to finish alone in third, five shots behind. Padraig Harrington, a three-time major winner, shot 71 to finish eight behind. As the defending champion, Harrington was first alternate to replace British Open champion Phil Mickelson, who chose not to play.
Derrick Rose scored 22 points in his long-awaited return to the United Center court to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-81 exhibition victory over the Detroit Pistons.
The way Rose was dominating, it was hard to believe nearly 18 months had passed since he suited up for a game in this arena. The explosiveness was back after he spent last season recovering from knee surgery, and when he wasn’t finishing drives, the former MVP was hitting his free throws.
Former Huskies star Terrence Ross scored 19 points, Landry Fields had 14 and the host Toronto Raptors beat Boston 99-97, handing the Celtics their fifth loss in six exhibition games.
The New Orleans Pelicans exercised third-year options on the contracts of 2012 first-round draft choices Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
Mark Cuban won a yearslong fight with the federal government as jurors decided the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks did not commit insider trading when he sold his stake in an Internet company in 2004.
The jury in federal district court in Dallas said the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to prove the key elements of its case, including the claim that Cuban agreed to keep certain information confidential and not trade on it.
Galaxy beats Impact
Kofi Opare scored his first career goal midway through the second half, and the host Los Angeles Galaxy pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact.
The Galaxy (15-11-6, 51 points) climbed to third place in the Western Conference, tied with Sounders FC and just two points off the lead with two games to play.
The two-time defending MLS Cup champions can clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie Sunday against San Jose.
Montreal (13-12-7, 46 points), fourth in the East, suffered its third successive 1-0 defeat.
Duke favored in ACC
Duke is the favorite to win the expanded Atlantic Coast Conference, though new member Syracuse has the preseason player of the year in C.J. Fair.
The Blue Devils earned 50 of 54 first-place votes from media members at the league’s media day. Syracuse was picked second and North Carolina third.
In other leagues, defending national champion Louisville was the coaches’ pick to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title.
In the Big East, Marquette was the coaches’ pick to win the first season as a basketball-only conference.
In the Southeastern Conference, Kentucky was the big favorite.
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• Front Row Motorsports will bring back drivers David Gilliland and David Ragan for the 2014 NASCAR season.
• Longtime Holy Cross women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons stepped aside while the college reviews claims by a former player that he was physically and emotionally abusive.
• Police in Aberdeen, Md., charged Jesse Bowen, 33, with trying to carjack baseball great Cal Ripken’s mother in a bank parking lot.
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