DULUTH -- Trevor John of Crosslake powered his Polaris to a third-place finish in the Pro Open feature race in the opening round of the World Snowmobile Association's Minnesota Regional Snocross Championship at Spirit Mountain on Sunday.
He also finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the Pro 600 and Pro 440 features. In his three Pro Open qualifying rounds on Saturday, John won twice and placed fourth in the other. In the Pro 600 qualifying rounds, he placed fourth in all three and in Pro 440, he placed third, fourth and sixth.
Tucker Hibbert of Goodridge, also on an Arctic Cat, won the Pro 600 and Pro Open features and Roseville's Ray Schlegel raced his Arctic Cat to the Pro 440 feature win.
In the Pro Women's class, Amanda Johnson of Aitkin on an Arctic Cat won all of her qualifying rounds on her way to winning the feature.
Levi Lavallee of Longville, also on a Polaris, finished fifth in the Semi-Pro Open class final. The next round of the series is at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday.
Bjorklund scores 24 in overtime win
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Brainerd High School graduate Chris Bjorklund 24 points to lead the Cal Poly men's basketball team to a 99-97 overtime win over visiting Northern Arizona Saturday night.
Cal Poly led 84-78 with 1:06 left but a three-pointer by Northern Arizona cut the lead to 84-81. Bjorklund was immediately fouled and made a pair of free throws to push the lead back to 86-81 with 45 seconds left.
The Mustangs, 3-1, return to action next Saturday at San Francisco.
Trinidad knocks Vargas down 6 times
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Felix Trinidad Jr., who couldn't stop Fernando Vargas with two first-round knockdowns, beat him with three knockdowns in the final round of a wild junior middleweight championship showdown Saturday night.
Trinidad also was knocked down in the fourth round and was penalized two points for low blows while Vargas was penalized one point for low blows in a fight that had a sellout crowd at Mandalay Bay Event Center roaring.
Trinidad, the former IBF-WBC welterweight champion from Puerto Rico scored his 32nd knockout in boosting his record to 39-0.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Antley, who rode Charismatic to victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby and just missed winning the Triple Crown, was found dead at his home with a blow to his head Saturday night. He was 34.
Police said they were investigating the death as a homicide.
Antley won 3,480 career races from 19,719 mounts, and his horses earned more than $92 million. He was the first rider to win nine races in a single day.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Carmen Policy, former president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco 49ers, agreed to a settlement for alleged salary cap violations after refusing to assert his innocence under oath, according to a statement by New York Giants owner Wellington Mara.
Mara's statement, released before the Giants-Redskins game, gives some inside details on how the league handled the matter which led to last week's agreement. In it, Policy paid $400,000 and another former 49ers executive, Dwight Clark, paid $200,000.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Dennis Erickson, who coached Oregon State to its best record ever, signed a new seven-year contract Saturday that could earn him nearly $7 million.
Erickson's new deal supersedes the five-year contract he signed in January.
Erickson guided the No. 5 Beavers to a 10-1 record this season and a share of the Pac-10 Conference championship.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Gustavo Kuerten swept Andre Agassi in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, to win the season-ending Masters Cup and finish the year as the world's No. 1 player.
This was the first time Kuerten won the Masters Cup, a tournament featuring the sport's top eight players.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sandra Baldwin became the first female president of the U.S. Olympic Committee when she was narrowly elected.
Baldwin, 61, a real estate executive from Phoenix, was chosen over Massachusetts attorney Paul George in balloting by the USOC's board of directors.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Davis Love III charged from behind with an 8-under 64 to overtake Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia and win the Williams World Challenge.
Love, who hasn't won a PGA Tour event in more than two years, finished with a 22-under 266 total -- including two 64s -- at Sherwood untry Club to take the $1 million first prize.
Woods, the tournament host, closed with a 69 that left him two shots back in second.
Garcia, the 20-year-old Spanish star, had an up-and-down round and finished with a 73 to finish third at 17 under.
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) -- Ernie Els beat Lee Westwood on the second hole of a playoff to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the richest top prize in golf -- $2 million.
Both players finished the four rounds at 20-under-par 268.
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Hale Irwin shot his second straight bogey-free round to win the Senior Slam by two strokes over Tom Kite.
Irwin, who shot a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday, followed with a 5-under 67 on the Our Lucaya Reef Course to win the 36-hole event and the first prize check of $300,000.
First-round leader Kite finished at 7-under-par 137 and earned $150,000. Doug Tewell, the PGA Seniors' Championship winner, finished in third place and won $100,000, while Ray Floyd, the Ford Senior Players winner, was fourth and claimed $50,000.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Australia's Robert Allenby shot a 2-under-par 70 for a one-stroke victory over countryman Steven Conran in the Australian PGA.
Allenby, a two-time winner this year on the PGA Tour, had a 13-under 275 total on the Royal Queensland course. He earned $94,535 for his sixth career victory on the Australasian tour.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Canada's David Morland IV Morland shot his second straight 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Australia's Stephen Allan (68) with one round left in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
New Zealand's Frank Nobilo, among the 18 PGA Tour champions in the field, was tied for 16th at 343 after a 70. Casey Martin, whose lawsuit against the PGA Tour for a right to ride a cart will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month, was tied for 42nd at 348 after a 73. SOCCER
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- UCLA defender Krista Boling scored an own goal in the 83rd minute as North Carolina stormed from behind with two late goals to beat UCLA 2-1 and claim its 16th national championship in 19 years.
Bobby Labonte, who parlayed consistency and four wins into his first Winston Cup championship, has been named Driver of the Year by a 16-member panel of motorsports writers and broadcasters from all over the United States.
Labonte, who drives the No. 18 Interstate Pontiac for Joe Gibbs Racing, was first in the stock car series points through most of the season, leading the standings for the last 21 of 34 races. He had 18 top-five finishes and 23 top-10s and clinched the championship two races from the end of the season.
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) -- Fredrik Nyberg of Sweden pulled off an early season upset, topping Hermann Maier for his first career World Cup super-G victory.
Maier, who had won seven of nine races at Beaver Creek, finished in sixth place, and missed a super-G podium for the first time since last Feb. 12.
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