Alabama, Florida State Lead First BCS Rankings of Season
Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.
The Seminoles (.9348 BCS average) are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 51-14 victory at previously unbeaten Clemson.
The Ducks (.9320) have only played one team that was ranked at the time, but could get a boost in the next two weeks with games against UCLA and at Stanford.
Ohio State is a more distant fourth, followed by Missouri in the standings released Sunday night.
The top two teams in the final standings after the end of the regular season play in the Rose Bowl for the national title in January.
Don James, Ex-Washington Coach, Dies
Seattle — Don James, the longtime University of Washington football coach who led the Huskies to a share of the national championship in 1991, died Sunday. He was 80.
The university said James died at his home from the effects of pancreatic cancer.
James was 176-78-3 at Kent State and Washington, going 153-58-2 in 18 seasons with the Huskies from 1975-92.
His 1991 team topped the coaches’ poll, while Miami was the national champion in The Associated Press’ media poll.
Simpson Wins in Vegas
Las Vegas — Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour’s new wraparound season.
Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.
Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Bohn tied for second. Ishikawa, the Japanese player who had to play the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour card, shot a 65. Bohn had a 66.
KEB Hanabank Championship
Incheon, South Korea — Amy Yang made a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo to win the KEB HanaBank Championship.
Greater Hickory Classic
Conover, n.c. — Michael Allen won the Greater Hickory Classic for his second Champions Tour title of the year and fifth overall, beating Olin Browne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Allen closed with a 5-under 65, also birdieing the par-5 18th in regulation to match Browne at 13-under 197 at Rock Barn. Browne shot a 64, charging to the lead with seven birdies over a nine-hole stretch.
T-wolves 104, Celtics 89
Montreal — Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Minnesota over Boston.
The game was held in Montreal as part of the 2013 NBA Canada series.
Kevin Martin had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves (3-2). Ricky Rubio led the team with seven assists.
Gerald Wallace had 16 points and three assists for Boston (1-6). Toronto native Kelly Olynyk scored four points in 19 minutes.
Minnesota put together a 12-0 run to grab an 18-7 lead on Martin’s 3-pointer with 6:24 left in the first quarter. The Timberwolves led 57-51 at halftime and carried an 81-72 lead into the final period.
Wozniacki Wins Open
Luxembourg — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won her first tournament of the year, beating German teenager Annika Beck 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday’s final of the Luxembourg Open.
Wozniacki, ranked ninth in the world, lost one set in the tournament. She dominated her 19-year-old opponent and completed the match in 1 hour, 14 minutes.
■ At Stockholm, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title Sunday at the Stockholm Open by beating top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
■ At Vienna, Tommy Haas won his 15th career title and second this season, defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.