Phil Mickelson finishes off Phoenix Open victory
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Phoenix Open, missing another chance to make history in a dominating week at TPC Scottsdale.
Mickelson shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 28-under 256, two strokes off the PGA Tour record set by Tommy Armour III in the 2003 Texas Open, and tie the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia (kal-kuh-VEHK'-ee-ah) in 2001.
Mickelson missed a chance for a 59 in the first round when his 25-foot putt on the final hole caught the right edge of the cup, curled 180 degrees and stayed out. He settled for a 60 and followed with rounds of 65 and 64 to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.
Brandt Snedeker finished second, four strokes back after a 65.
Washington women defeat Arizona State 74-61
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Talia Walton had 26 points and nine rebounds and Washington won its sixth in a row, defeating Arizona State 74-61.
Jazmine Davis had 16 points and seven assists for the Huskies (16-5, 8-2 Pac-12), Kristi Kingma scored 14 points and Mercedes Wetmore had 11 points.
Walton had six of the Huskies' 15 3-pointers that helped them overcome the Sun Devils' 55-29 rebounding advantage.
Washington trailed 37-29 early in the second half, but a 15-2 run put the Huskies ahead to stay. The biggest lead was the final score.
Janae Fulcher led Arizona State (11-11, 3-7) with 21 points.
Promise Amukamara had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Sun Devils.
Washington State women defeat Arizona 60-50
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Lia Galdeira had 21 points and seven steals Sunday to lead Washington State to a 60-50 win over Arizona.
Taylor Edmondson scored 10 points and Mariah Cooks grabbed 10 rebounds for the Cougars (8-13, 4-6 Pac-12), who have won three in a row. Shalie Dheensaw had six points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for Washington State, which ran off 19 straight points in one stretch in the second half.
Davellyn White led the Wildcats (11-10, 3-7) with 17 points. Alli Gloyd had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Arizona.
The Wildcats led 27-26 at halftime, but lost their fifth in a row.
Ali's daughter: The Greatest is OK, watching game
(Stations: Note Arizona interest.)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Muhammad Ali's daughter knocked down rumors of her father being near death Sunday, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.
May May Ali says she talked to her father Sunday morning on the phone and he was fine. She says he was watching the Super Bowl at home in Arizona, wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey.
She said Sunday, "He's fine, in fact he was talking well" Sunday morning. These rumors pop up every once in a while but there's nothing to them."
The rumors were started by a report in a British tabloid quoting Ali's brother, Rahman, as saying the former heavyweight champion was near death. Rahman, though, said he hadn't seen his brother since last summer and had no contact with the family.
The report was widely repeated on the Internet, drawing expressions of condolences on Twitter and Facebook.
Ali suffers from Parkinson's disease.
He celebrated his 71st birthday last month.