Immelman wins Nedbank Challenge

Trevor Immelman shot an even-par 72 and won the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, by one stroke despite three consecutive bogeys over the closing holes and a late challenge from Justin Rose. Immelman, who won the $1.2 million first prize, finished at 16-under 272. Rose shot 73 after a double bogey on the 18th.

 Larry Nelson won the Del Webb Father-Son Challenge for the second time with a different son, teaming with Josh, 29, for a second consecutive 12-under 60, a 24-under 120 total and a two-shot victory in Orlando. Bob and Kevin Tway were the runner-up for the second year in a row.

• Former UCLA star Jane Park completed a wire-to-wire victory in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., topping the 17 players who earned full 2008 playing status.

• Frank Lickliter II shot a 4-under 68 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla., and took a five-stroke lead after the fifth of six rounds in the PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament.

• American Bryan Saltus shot a 5-under 67 and won the inaugural Cambodian Open in Seim Reap, dedicating his first Asian Tour title to the Grateful Dead band. Saltus said he had attended 153 of the band's concerts and they inspired him.


Blake's victory gives Davis Cup to U.S. 4-1

James Blake defeated Dmitry Tursunov 1-6, 6-3, 7-5, and the United States wrapped up its Davis Cup victory 4-1 over Russia in Portland, Ore.

Igor Andreev gave the Russians their only victory in the final by defeating Bob Bryan 6-3, 7-6 (4) earlier in the day, after the U.S. already had clinched the title for the first time in 12 years.

Bryan and his brother Mike defeated the Russian duo of Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday, giving the Americans an insurmountable 3-0 advantage.


Schild, Albrecht get a Swiss double Switzerland's Daniel Albrecht and Martina Schild posted a rare double World Cup victory Sunday, and veteran Didier Cuche took over the men's overall standings, demonstrating that the small Alpine nation's decade-long slump has finally come to an end.

Albrecht won the giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colo., his second victory in four days. He won a World Cup super-combi on Thursday.

Cuche finished third in the giant slalom and overtook injured reigning overall champion Aksel Lund Svindal atop the rankings.

Schild battled biting cold to win the season-opening women's super-G in 1 minute, 16.21 seconds in Lake Louise, Alberta. Former Burnsville skier Lindsey Vonn, who won Saturday's downhill, fell, hit a gate and slid into the fencing. Vonn -- formerly Kildow -- said she was sore and bruised but not seriously injured.


Soccer: AC Milan midfielder Kaka won the Golden Ball award after his standout performances helped the Italian club win the Champions League title. Portugal and Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo was second.

Volleyball: Russia knocked the United States out of its first chance to qualify for the Beijing Olympics with a 25-23, 20-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-8 victory on the final day of the men's World Cup in Tokyo. Three teams qualified: Russia and Bulgaria at 9-2, Brazil at 10-1.