American teenager Lexi Thompson pulled away from Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa to win the Dubai Ladies Masters by 4 strokes and become the youngest professional winner on the Ladies European Tour on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates.
The 16-year-old Thompson chipped in for a birdie on No. 9 to take a 1-shot lead over Pace and then extended her lead with four birdies on the back nine, shooting a final-round 67 to finish at 15-under 273 for the tournament.
American Michelle Wie (72) came into the final round 5 shots off the pace and fell out of contention with two bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine. She finished tied for 12th.
Geoff Ogilvy took a 2-stroke lead in the Australian Masters, shooting an 8-under 63 on his boyhood course at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne.
Ogilvy, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, had a 13-under 200 total. England's Ian Poulter, the leader after each of the first two rounds, was second after a 69. Australians Nathan Green (67) and Ashley Hall (68) were 9 under.
Top-ranked Luke Donald was 5 under after a 69.
Masters champion Charl Schwartzel shot a second straight 6-under 66 to move 4 strokes behind Lee Westwood at the Thailand Golf Championship in Bangkok. Westwood's total of 197 for three rounds left him at 19 under. Schwartzel was at 201, and Michael Thompson of the United States had a 69 to put him in third at 12-under 204.
SPEEDSKATING: Shani Davis and Heather Richardson won 1,500-meter races for their third victories in the U.S. Speed Skating Long Track Championships in West Allis, Wis. Davis and Richardson also won the 500- and 1,000-meter events.
BASEBALL: The Cincinnati Reds addressed their biggest offseason need, acquiring righthanded starter Mat Latos from San Diego for a package of four players that includes two top prospects.
Cincinnati gave up infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal - both first-round picks - along with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to get the 24-year-old Latos, who initially will move into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind Johnny Cueto.
SOCCER: The Austrian football federation said Andreas Herzog will become assistant to United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Herzog left his post as coach of Austria's under-21 team.
FIFA threatened to suspend Switzerland from world football if its national association does not discipline litigious club FC Sion by Jan. 13.
JURISPRUDENCE: A grand jury in Alabama could decide whether to indict Giants linebacker Michael Boley in connection with the alleged abuse of his 5-year-old son earlier this year, according to TMZ.com.
- Associated Press