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  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, speeds down to the course  in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, speeds down to the course in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, speeds down to the course  in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, speeds down to the course in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, speeds down to the course  in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Matteo Marsaglia from Italy, speeds down to the course  in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Aksel Lund Svindal from Norway, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
  • Hannes Reichelt from Austria, reacts on the finish area after his run in the men's World Cup super-g ski race in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Thousand Oaks, Calif. — Graeme McDowell rolled in two long putts early in the round Saturday and ran his streak to 29 holes without a bogey on his way to a 4-under 68 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley going into the final round of the World Challenge.

McDowell hasn’t won anywhere in the world since he rallied from four shots behind and beat Tiger Woods in a playoff at this event two years ago, capping off a dream season in which he won the U.S. Open and the decisive match for Europe in the Ryder Cup. This time, he’ll be the one protecting a lead.

Bradley, a Woodstock, Vt., native, said he had to cope with more fallout on the proposed ban of the belly putting stroke when one man in the gallery called him a “cheater.” It doesn’t take much to motivate the former PGA champion, and it didn’t keep him from a 67 that put him in the final pairing with McDowell.

“It’s very disrespectful, but it’s fine with me,” Bradley said. “I’ve got to try to look at it as motivation to help me try to win this tournament.”

Woods, the tournament host and five-time champion at Sherwood Country Club, kept himself in the game. Even though Woods failed to birdie any of the five par 5s, he picked up a pair of birdies on the final two par 3s and added a third to salvage a 69 that left him five shots behind along with Bo Van Pelt (70).

McDowell was at 13-under 203, and will try to win from the front for the first time since the 2008 Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. His specialty of late has been rallying on the last day — four shots behind at the World Challenge, three shots behind at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, four shots behind at the Wales Open, all of those in 2010.

Bradley and McDowell are the only players to post all three rounds in the 60s.

Bradley has been the center of attention all week, especially after the USGA and the R&A proposed a new rule on anchored strokes that would keep him from using the belly putter. The rule is not to take effect until 2016 at the latest, but some fans are passionate against it.

Already ;ast week, Bradley told of getting a tweet from some follower who advised him to apply for a job at Burger King in 2016. And then he told of the man who told him he was cheating, which was unusual for Bradley, because he can’t ever recall getting heckled.

“There’s always going to be people who are negative,” he said.

MLS Soccer

Beckham Leaves a Champion

Carson, Calif. — Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup yesterday.

Omar Gonzalez tied it in the 61st minute with a long header for the Galaxy, who defended their title in a rematch of last season’s championship game.

With a stirring second-half surge capped by Robbie Keane’s goal on another penalty kick in injury time, Los Angeles won its fourth MLS Cup, tying D.C. United for the MLS record.

The Galaxy also gave an appropriate farewell to Beckham, the 37-year-old English midfielder who transformed the league and his team over six seasons in Los Angeles. Beckham will play elsewhere in the new year, but he hasn’t disclosed his immediate plans.

College Hoop

Rick Majerus, Ex-Coach, Dies

Los Angeles — Rick Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died yesterday. He was 64.

Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman, the coach’s longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through The Salt Lake Tribune that Majerus died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital.

Majerus said Nov. 19 that he wouldn’t return to Saint Louis because of the heart condition. He ended the school’s 12-year NCAA tournament drought last season with a 26-win team that won its opening game and took top regional seed Michigan State to the wire. The Billikens were ranked for the first time since 1994-95.

Majerus was undergoing evaluation and treatment in California for the ongoing heart trouble and the school announced he was on leave in late August.

Skiing

Vonn Wins

Lake Louise, Alberta — Lindsey Vonn raced to her 13th World Cup victory at Lake Louise yesterday, leading another 1-2 U.S. sweep in the second downhill at the Canadian resort.

Vonn finished in 1 minute, 52.9 seconds to edge teammate Stacey Cook by 0.52 seconds. On Friday in the season-opening downhill, Vonn beat Cook by 1.73 seconds.

Switzerland’s Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden was third in 1:53.52.

The 28-year-old Vonn, from Burnsville, Minn., will race in the super-G on Sunday in a bid to sweep the three-race event for the second straight year.

Italian Wins Super-G

Beaver Creek, Colo. — Matteo Marsaglia of Italy took big risks on a challenging super-G course for his first World Cup victory.

Finding speed in sections of the hill where others were slowing, Marsaglia finished in 1 minute, 14.68 seconds to edge Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway by 0.27 seconds Saturday. Hannes Reichelt of Austria was third and Ted Ligety of the U.S. took fourth.

The margin between a good run and going off course was slim on the tight layout. Quite a few skiers didn’t finish, including Austria’s Max Franz. He smacked a gate and fell hard to the snow, bumping his head. Franz was taken to a hospital for observation.