Phelan inducted into Hall of Fame
Longtime Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo., last night with a class that included Charles Barkley, former Kansas star Danny Manning and Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson. Former Utah All-American Arnie Ferrin also entered the hall, as did announcers Dick Vitale and Billy Packer as contributors. Phelan was famous for wearing a bow tie on the sideline while coaching 49 seasons at Mount St. Mary's. He's the all-time leader in games coached with 1,354 and is fourth in wins with 830. A two-time National Coach of the Year, Phelan led Mount St. Mary's to the NCAA Division II tournament 16 times, winning in 1962. "Who would have thought I could have stuck around all those years?" Phelan said. "This is quite an honor."
Schelotto has 3 assists in Crew's MLS title win
Guillermo Barros Schelotto led Columbus to victory in the Major League Soccer Cup, capping his Most Valuable Player season with three assists in the Crew's 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls in Carson, Calif. Alejandro Moreno scored in the first half for Columbus and, after New York tied it 1-1 early in the second, Chad Marshall and Frankie Hejduk added goals for the Crew. Both teams were original members of the MLS when it began in 1996, and both were playing in the league championship game for the first time.
Spain captures Davis Cup without top-ranked Nadal
Even without top-ranked Rafael Nadal, Spain won its third Davis Cup by beating host Argentina, thanks to Fernando Verdasco's five-set victory over Jose Acasuso. Verdasco outlasted Acasuso, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, before a boisterous Argentine crowd of nearly 10,000. Argentina lost at home for the first time in 10 years in Davis Cup competition. Spain won its first Davis Cup title on the road, adding to victories against Australia in 2000 and the United States in 2004. Verdasco, replacing David Ferrer in the reverse singles, overcame nine double faults to beat Acasuso in 3 hours, 56 minutes.
Shin wins ADT event; Ochoa atop money list
Ji-Yai Shin held off Karrie Webb and an ailing Paula Creamer to win the ADT Championship with a final-round 2-under-par 70 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Shin, a South Korean, captured the $1 million winner's prize, by far the biggest on tour, with a four-birdie, two-bogey day. Shin isn't a full-fledged member of the LPGA yet but won three times on tour this year, has 21 wins worldwide since 2007 and will likely be an instant LPGA front-runner in 2009. Webb finished one shot back and Creamer, who spent Saturday night in the hospital because of an inflamed abdominal wall, finished tied for third with Seon Hwa Lee after both shot 74s. Creamer needed to win yesterday to finish atop the money list. Instead, Lorena Ochoa, who didn't make the ADT weekend, prevailed with $2,762,660. Creamer finished with $1,823,992, good for second place.
Pebble Beach Invitational: : Defending champion Tommy Armour III made a 36-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a three-way playoff with Scott Simpson and Brock MacKenzie in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Montgomery admits to drug use at '00 Games
Disgraced former world-record holder Tim Montgomery said he took testosterone and human growth hormone before the 2000 Sydney Olympics and does not deserve the gold medal he won in the 400-meter relay. The admission was made during an interview scheduled to air tomorrow night on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. "I have a gold medal that I'm sitting on that I didn't get with my own ability," Montgomery said in the interview. "I'm not here to take away from anybody else's accomplishments, only my own. And I must say, I apologize to the other people that was on the relay team if that was to happen." Montgomery never tested positive for drugs, but he was banned from track for two years and his world record in the 100 was erased after he was linked to the BALCO investigation. He retired after the ban was imposed in 2005.
Horse racing: : Steve Asmussen broke his record for most wins in a year when Prophesy won the first race at Remington Park in Oklahoma City to give the trainer victory No. 556. Asmussen set the record of 555 wins in 2004.
Grey Cup: : Sandro DeAngelis led Calgary to its sixth championship, kicking five field goals in the Stampeders' 22-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League title game in Montreal.
Running: : Two Ukrainians ran to a double victory at the Philadelphia Marathon. Andriy Toptun won in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 58 seconds. Vera Ovcharuk won in her marathon debut, clocking 2:44.03 in cold, windy conditions.
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