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Golfer’s relatives die in typhoon

on November 18, 2013 10:20 AM

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Jason Day’s mother said eight of the Australian golfer’s relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother.

Day’s mother, Dening, told the Gold Coast Bulletin on Monday that the player’s uncle and six cousins also died in the typhoon, which killed nearly 4,000 people and has left more than a thousand missing.

Day is teaming with Adam Scott to represent Australia in the World Cup of Golf, starting Thursday at Royal Melbourne.

Day’s mother migrated from the Philippines to Australia 30 years ago.

Baylor gains ground in BCS

UNDATED (AP) — Baylor closed in on third-place Ohio State in the latest BCS standings.

The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS championship game without a loss from one of the top two. Ohio State and Baylor are fighting for the right to be next in line if the Tide or ‘Noles slip up.

The Buckeyes are ahead of the Bears in the Harris and USA Today coaches’ polls but behind Baylor in the computer rankings. The combined average of the six computer rankings has the Bears third, with Alabama and Florida State tied for first. Ohio State is fifth in the computers.

• Baylor overtook Ohio State in The Associated Press college football poll, and Alabama became just the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking for 13 straight polls in a season.

The third-ranked Bears slipped ahead of the fourth-ranked Buckeyes after Baylor beat Texas Tech 60-34 and Ohio State won 60-35 at Illinois on Saturday.

Alabama remained No. 1, with 55 first-place votes. No. 2 Florida State has five first-place votes.

Vettel wins eighth straight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastian Vettel climbed out of his Red Bull car, pumped his right first then held up eight fingers, one for each of his consecutive victories.

Formula One’s baby-faced German dominator just keeps on rolling.

The four-time world champion won the U.S. Grand Prix in easy fashion Sunday, setting an F1 season record with his eighth straight victory behind another blistering drive that gave the field no chance to catch him.

Former LSU star dies at 83

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Dean, a former LSU basketball star and later the university’s athletic director, died Sunday. He was 83.

Dean is one of only three LSU players inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, along with Bob Pettit and Pete Maravich.

Dean, a native of New Albany, Ind., was LSU’s top scorer in 1950 and ’51. He became the second LSU player with 1,000 career points in 1952.

Grinnell’s Taylor scores 109

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Jack Taylor renewed his membership in the Century Club.

Taylor scored 109 points for Division III Grinnell College on Sunday, shooting 24-for-48 on 3-pointers in a 173-123 win over Crossroads. He poured in 53 during the first nine minutes of the second half.

The 5-foot-10 guard set an NCAA record for any level by scoring 138 points last Nov. 20 in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College.

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