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GOLF

SNEDEKER BEATS WEATHER

SAN DIEGO — Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open on Monday when the conditions turned out to be just as tough as when he shot his 69 Sunday, roughly nine shots better than the average.

Jimmy Walker had a one-shot lead over Snedeker and K.J. Choi when the final round resumed among a dozen toppled trees on the South Course. With a strong wind from the opposite direction, Walker and Choi tried to hang on with pars and simply couldn't.

"The way the wind blew and made those last five holes play so tough on those guys, I feel bad for them," Snedeker said.

Snedeker's 6-under 282 was the highest winning score at Torrey Pines since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. The average score was 77.9, the highest fourth-round average at a regular PGA Tour event since the PGA began keeping such statistics in 1983.

SOCCER

Man City gets its man

Pep Guardiola, soccer's most admired coach, will take over as manager of Manchester City on a three-year contract starting next season, furthering the team's goal to become the dominant force in Europe. Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who ended a pregame news conference by saying he would leave the club at the end of the season.

NO MESSI: Barcelona star Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because he needs some rest, coach Gerardo Martino said.

BASEBALL

Rays outfit T-ball clubs

The Rays for a third straight year will outfit more than 10,000 bay area T-ball players and coaches with jerseys and caps in variations of team colors. The Rays say the program, conducted in partnership with Majestic Athletic and Suncoast Credit Union, includes more than 80 leagues from Citrus to Polk to Charlotte counties and provides about $200,000 in savings. The initiative kicks off with a Feb. 13 clinic featuring manager Kevin Cash and coaches Tom Foley and Jim Hickey then a Feb. 14 "Play Ball Day" event at the Trop.

YANKEES: 1B prospect Greg Bird, 23, is scheduled to have right shoulder surgery today and will miss the 2016 season.

COLLEGES

BC in Beanpot final

Zach Sanford and Colin White scored power-play goals in the second period to lift Boston College over Harvard 3-2 in the opening round of the 64th Beanpot. The Eagles will face the winner of the late game between defending champion Boston University and Northeastern next Monday night.

EMMERT EXTENDED: The NCAA said its board of governors voted to extend the contract of president Mark Emmert three years through October 2020. Emmert has led the NCAA since 2010.

ET CETERA

GREYHOUNDS: Derby Lane's Husker Magic of Abernathy kennel was voted captain of the 2015 All-America team, and Highlyclassified of Farmer Racing also made the eight-dog first team, the American Greyhound Track Operators Association announced.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer; Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

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02/01/16 [Last modified: Monday, February 1, 2016 8:42pm]
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