Guerrieri Sweeper winner on two ends
Dan Guerrieri rolled 1248 to win $1,000 during the Thanksgiving Day bowling Sweeper at Bell-Wick Bowl.
Guerrieri outscored Tony Carson, who had 1209 for $450, while Dean Groover’s 1204 for third place netted $225. Guerrieri also picked up $200 for his senior division nod over Joe Nuzzo, who rolled 1087 for $130.
A story about college football players Matt Krause, Josh Bermann and Jason Ferguson being selected to play in the Tazon De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) in Guadalajara, Mexico on Dec. 15 should have stated that the trip is organized — not funded — by the Global Football Foundation.
Hogan leads Stanford past UCLA, 27-24
Kevin Hogan threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for 47 yards and another score to help eighth-ranked Stanford beat No. 17 UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
UCLA quarterback Brent Hundley almost brought the Bruins (9-4) back, but Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a 52-yard field goal wide left in closing moments for a disappointing loss.
The Cardinal (11-2) will play the winner of the Big Ten title game between Nebraska and Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
Wood, Indians agree to $560,000, 1-year deal
Right-hander Blake Wood and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $560,000, one-year contract, a raise of $58,000.
Wood was claimed off waivers from Kansas City on Nov. 2. The 27-year-old had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in May and missed the entire season.
Wood, drafted by the Royals in 2006, spent two seasons in the Kansas City bullpen and appeared in 106 games.
Catcher Martin signs 2-year deal with Pirates
Russell Martin is going from a franchise that has won a record 27 World Series titles to a franchise that has endured a record 20 consecutive losing seasons.
Yet Martin, a catcher, said Friday he is excited about joining the Pittsburgh Pirates after signing a two-year, $17-million contract as a free agent. Martin spent the last two seasons with the New York Yankees.
The Pirates are hoping Martin can help get them at least over .500. Their string of losing seasons continued this year when they went from 16 games over .500 at 64-48 on Aug. 8 to a 79-83 finish by losing 35 of their last 50 games.
World Golf Challenge
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.
Graeme McDowell has done a lot right this year, except for win. He now has one last chance to fix that. Back on the course that has provided two key moments in his career, McDowell opened with three straight birdies Friday and finished strong for a 6-under 66, giving him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the World Challenge.
Bo Van Pelt got up-and-down from the drop zone for bogey on the final hole that gave him a 68, leaving him tied for second.
Meen Whee Kim leads PGA Tour Q-school
LA QUINTA, Calif.
South Korea’s Meen Whee Kim shot a 5-under 67 on Friday on PGA West’s Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
The 20-year-old Kim had an 18-under 131 total in the six-round event. The final top 25 and ties will receive 2013 PGA Tour cards and the next 50 and ties will earn Web.com Tour cards.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
The 18-year-old Jutanugarn had a 13-under total at LPGA International. The final top 20 in the five-round event will earn full tour status.
Vindicator staff/wire reports