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News » BRIEFS 2008-12-03

BRIEFS 2008-12-03

BRIEFS  2008-12-03
PHELPS SI'S TOP SPORTSMAN. Michael Phelps achieved another unprecedented feat: the first swimmer honored as Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year.

Phelps broke Mark Spitz's record with eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in August and became the winningest Olympian ever with his 14 career victories.

In 1972, the year Spitz won his medals, UCLA Basketball coach John Wooden and tennis great Billie Jean King were honored by the magazine.

SEVE HAS MORE BRAIN SURGERY. Five-time major champion Seve Ballesteros underwent more surgery in Madrid yesterday, this time to drain fluid from his brain.

Ballesteros was in stable condition in the intensive care unit after the operation to implant a valve in his brain, La Paz hospital said.

A hospital official declined to say if the latest surgery meant the 51-year-old Ballesteros had taken a turn for the worse.

PACERS STUN Lakers. Danny Granger scored 32 points and Troy Murphy tipped in a missed shot at the buzzer, completing Indiana's comeback from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit in a 118-117 victory over the visiting Lakers (14-2), whose winning streak was ended at seven . . . Caron Butler had 22 points and 10 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to their first road win, 108-88, over the Nets . . . Rockets guard Tracy McGrady says he'll miss three weeks to rehabilitate his sore left knee.

FLYERS WIN IN OT. Mike Richards scored two goals, including the winner 2:05 into overtime, as the host Flyers beat the Lightning, 4-3.

DUKE TOPS PURDUE. Kyle Singler had 20 points and 12 rebounds as No. 4 Duke beat host No. 9 Purdue, 76-60, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge . . . Ryan Ayers had 35 points for No. 7 Notre Dame in a 102-76 win over visiting South Dakota.

BROOKVILLE'S BROWN A WINNER. Mark Brown of Brookville shot a 5-under par 67 to win the opening event of the 32nd annual Srixon PGA Tournament Series in Port St. Lucie, Fla. At 138, Brown finished two shots ahead of Tim Weinhart of Duluth, Ga.

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