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MLB: Helton will retire after season ends

on September 16, 2013 10:30 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Todd Helton has had enough.

Having decided earlier this year that this will be his final season, the Colorado Rockies decided to go public with his plan to retire.

Helton, 40, has spent his entire 17-year major league career with the Rockies. He announced his decision after Saturday night’s 9-2 loss, when he hit his 586th double.

His final game at Coors Field is slated for Sept. 25 against Boston, which swept the Rockies in the 2007 World Series. The final game of his career figures to be Sept. 29 at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Helton was an All-Star from 2000-04 and is the Rockies’ leader in games, hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs, runs and walks.

Pettersen wins second major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Norway’s Suzann Pettersen beat teen star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship and clinch the second major title of her career.

Pettersen calmly rolled in a putt for par to seal the victory, then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddy and laughed as she was sprayed with champagne.

Pettersen shot a 3-under 68 to finish with a 10-under total of 203 after the tournament was reduced to three rounds when Thursday’s play was rained out. The 16-year-old Ko, who was trying to become the youngest major champion, finished with a 70.

• COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh won the third of four Web.com Tour Finals series events to wrap up a PGA Tour card.

The 22-year-old Noh closed with a 2-under 69 for a five-stroke victory in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.

• ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Joost Luiten beat Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole to win the KLM Open for his second European Tour title of the year.

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