Weekend Sports in Brief
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Tiger Woods picked the right place to match Jack Nicklaus for career PGA Tour wins, and with a shot that left even Nicklaus amazed.
Two shots behind with three holes to play, his ball in an impossible spot behind the 16th green, Woods holed a flop shot from 50 feet that turned bogey into birdie and sent him on his way to a stunning comeback Sunday in the Memorial.
Woods made three birdies on his last four holes for a 5-under 67, matching the lowest score of the final round, and he finished in style. He hit 9-iron to just inside 10 feet, and raised his putter - a pose that Nicklaus made famous for so many years - well before the ball tumbled into the cup.
It was his fifth win at Muirfield Village, and the 73rd of his PGA Tour career to match Nicklaus at No. 2 on the all-time list. Sam Snead won a record 82 times.
For Woods, it was a dramatic end to his worst three-tournament stretch as a pro, and it came with the U.S. Open looming.
PARIS - A roller coaster day at the French Open saw one big upset, one big comeback and a couple of young up-and-comers who fell a bit short but walked away smiling.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka got off to a bad start Sunday and wound up with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) loss to No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova. Novak Djokovic recovered from two sets down to beat 22nd-seeded Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.
Lucky loser David Goffin put a scare into Roger Federer, winning the first set before falling 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4, while American Sloane Stephens fell 7-5, 6-4 to U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur.
Also Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stanislas Wawrinka were in the fifth set when they're match was called because of the failing light.
Dover, Del. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson won for the seventh time at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson matched Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most career victories on the 1-mile concrete track. Johnson also stretched the Hendrick Motorsports' winning streak to three. Johnson won at Darlington Raceway and Kasey Kahne won the Coca Cola 600.
DETROIT (AP) - Scott Dixon won a Detroit Grand Prix marred by poor track conditions that stopped the IndyCar race for a little more than 2 hours on Sunday.
A red flag halted the event 45 laps into a race that was scheduled for 90 laps and shortened to 60.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge Sunday after authorities in Oklahoma said he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The former Oklahoma State star smelled of alcohol when an officer pulled him over shortly after 3 a.m., Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson said.
NEW YORK (AP) - No joke: Bill Maher owns a stake in the New York Mets.
The stand-up comic and political satirist was at Citi Field on Sunday and revealed that he bought a minority share of the team months ago. Mets senior vice president of marketing and communications David Newman confirmed the deal is done and that Maher is a new limited partner.
``That's what's great about baseball,'' Maher said. ``I finally found something I can be a-political about.''
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department is investigating San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval in a sexual assault case.
Deputy Sheriff April Skalland said Saturday that the investigation was ongoing.
``No charges have been filed. He was not arrested, he was not detained,'' Skalland said. ``He was interviewed with his lawyer present and he cooperated.''
The knee injury that sparked Shawn Johnson's comeback put an end to it, too.
The Olympic gold medalist announced her retirement Sunday, saying repeated setbacks with her left knee made contending for a spot at the London Games impossible, and left her fearful she was putting her long-term health at risk.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - The Olympic torch began its five-day tour of Northern Ireland with plenty of excitement and no signs of trouble Sunday as the territory's Protestants and Catholics vowed to show the world how united the community has become after four decades of conflict.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall will get a final tuneup for London when they run the Rock `n' Roll Half Marathon on Sunday.
The Eritrean-born Keflezighi, 37, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998, is the defending half marathon champion. He and Hall finished 1-2 in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Keflezighi won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
LeRoy Ellis, who played 14 years in the NBA after a standout career at St. John's, died of prostate cancer. He was 72.
St. John's announced on Sunday that Ellis died Saturday in Portland, Ore., after a long battle with cancer.
Orlando Woolridge, the rugged forward who carved out a reputation over 13 NBA seasons as a scoring specialist and one of the original alley-oop artists, died late Thursday at his parents' home in Mansfield, La. He was 52.
DeSoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke said Woolridge died while under hospice care for a chronic heart condition.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas says he'll sit out next season.
``At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected,'' Thomas said on his Facebook page Sunday. ``That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F's. Friends, Family, and Faith.''
On Friday, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Thomas told the team he was thinking about sitting out a season.
TORONTO (AP) - The U.S. men's team played a scoreless draw against Canada on Sunday night, failing to convert a couple of strong chances in its third exhibition in eight days.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) -Australian rider Luke Durbridge won the prologue of the Criterium du Dauphine stage race Sunday, edging defending champion Bradley Wiggins.