Stewart nips Bowyer at Daytona finish line
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tony Stewart continued his domination of the Nationwide Series season opener, overcoming a late pit stop to fix a flat tire and catch Clint Bowyer at the finish line at Daytona International Speedway.
It was the fourth consecutive victory for Stewart in the opener for NASCARs second-tier series, and hes won this event in six of the last seven seasons.
Stewarts chances seemed slim when he had to pit from second place to change a flat right rear tire during a late caution. It dropped him to 11th on the restart with six laps to go, then he hooked up with Landon Cassill to charge his way through the field. Stewart nipped Bowyer by .007 seconds, the closest finish at Daytona in Nationwide Series history.
Stewart will start 25th in todays Daytona 500, the Super Bowl of the Sprint Cup.
Wozniacki reaches final, regains No. 1 ranking
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Caroline Wozniacki, set to regain the No. 1 ranking, beat Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday at the Dubai Championships to reach her first final of the year.
The top-seeded Dane downed Jankovic for the first time and will play for the title today against Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Wozniacki will supplant Kim Clijsters at the top of the rankings Monday.
No. 1 Kansas rebounds with home win vs. Colorado
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Markieff Morris had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Kansas bounced back from a lopsided loss to Kansas State with an 89-63 victory over Colorado, the Buffaloes 28th consecutive defeat in Lawrence.
Brady Morningstar hit his first four 3-pointers to help the Jayhawks (25-2, 10-2 Big 12) get off to a flying start after their brand new No. 1 ranking was tarnished Monday night by a shocking 84-68 loss at the home of the unranked Wildcats.
Colorado (16-11, 5-7 Big 12) will go into the Pac-10 next year with a 5-52 record in Allen Fieldhouse.
Alec Burks led the Buffaloes with 15 points.
Faried breaks Duncans NCAA rebounding record
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Kenneth Faried broke Tim Duncans modern-era NCAA Division I career rebounding record, and Morehead State edged Indiana State 71-65 on Saturday in a BracketBusters game.
Faried, a 6-8 senior, finished with 12 rebounds, giving him 1,576, six more than Duncan collected while at Wake Forest from 1994-97.
The NCAAs modern era began after 1973, when freshmen were permitted to play.
Wittels streak ends two games shy of tying Ventura
MIAMI (AP) DiMaggio. Ventura. Wittels.
Its not the record he spent a year seeking, but inclusion on that list is one whopper of a consolation prize for Florida Internationals Garrett Wittels.
Wittels pursuit of the longest hitting streak in NCAA baseball history was halted Friday night.
He went 0-for-4 against Southeastern Louisiana, leaving him two games shy of matching major league All-Star Robin Venturas 58-game Division I record for Oklahoma State in 1987 and four short of the NCAA all-divisions mark of 60 games by Damian Costantino of Division III Salve Regina from 2001-03.
The streak ended at 56, the same number DiMaggio was stopped on when he had major league baseballs longest hit streak for the New York Yankees in 1941.