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• Curacao wins World Series
• Champions Tour
• Bonds nears 700
Curacao wins World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Carlos Pineda struck out 11 and Jurickson Profar hit a two-run homer as Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curacao, took an early lead and held on for a 5-2 victory over Conejo Valley of Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the Little League World Series championship on Sunday night.
It was the first Little League title for the tiny island in the Netherlands Antilles, and the first for any team from the Caribbean.
Curacao (6-0) never trailed, going up 1-0 in the bottom of the first on Jonathan Schoop’s RBI single. Facing a 1-1 count, Profar homered to left field — his first home run of the series — to make it 3-0. California scored both of its runs in the top of the sixth, and had runners on first and third with two outs. James Brady hit to first baseman Christopher Garia, who won a race to make the final out.
In the consolation game, Lamar National Little League of Richmond, Texas, beat Linda Vista Little League of Guadalupe, Mexico, 5-0. Randal Grichuk’s second hit in that game for Texas tied the record for hits in a series with 12.
ALOHA, Ore. — Craig Stadler closed with four straight birdies in a 5-under-par 67 for a one-shot victory Sunday at the Tradition and his second major on the Champions Tour.
Stadler finished at 13-under 275, a stroke ahead of Jerry Pate (66) and Allen Doyle (71) at Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Hometown favorite Peter Jacobsen was one of seven golfers at 11 under.
Stadler, started the round four stokes behind the leaders.
He made a birdie putt at No. 18 to reach 13 under, and headed to the clubhouse to see if the lead would hold up against five others one shot back.
Jacobsen, a Portland native, missed a 4-foot birdie putt at No. 16 that would have given him the lead.
Pate eagled the par-5 16th to take the lead at 14 under, a shot ahead of Vicente Fernandez, but fell back with bogeys on the final two holes.
Stadler, who won the Ford Senior Players Championship and two other senior events last year, was the named rookie of the year on the 50-and-over tour. He also became the first Champions Tour player to win a PGA Tour event, taking the B.C. Open a week after his Ford victory.
Bonds nears 700
ATLANTA — Barry Bonds hit a pair of mammoth two-run homers — giving him 696 in his career — and went 4-for-5 with six RBIs.
The home runs that traveled an estimated total of 929 feet were the second and third longest in Turner Field history. Bonds added a two-run single in the sixth inning to help end Atlanta’s season-best, six-game winning streak.
Bonds had a chance for his first five-hit game in the eighth, but rookie right-hander Roman Colon struck him out.
It was the fourth multihomer game of the season for Bonds and the 68th of his career, breaking a tie with Mark McGwire and placing him second only to Babe Ruth, who had 72. Bonds, who leads the NL in batting at .369, also singled in his first at-bat.
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