Tiger Woods returned to his old dominance in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Poipu Beach, Hawaii.
Woods, who battled a stomach virus in the opening round, won the exclusive 36-hole event for the record sixth time yesterday, closing with an 8-under-par 64 for a seven-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson.
Woods pocketed $400,000 and finished with a 13-under 131 total.
* OLYMPICS: The International Olympic Committee said it will increase the number of doping tests at next year's Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, in an effort to catch drug cheats.
As part of its "zero-tolerance approach," the IOC plans to perform 1,200 tests, which is 45 percent more than the number at the last Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, the ruling body said on its Web site. The World Anti-Doping Agency, an umbrella organization set up to coordinate the fight against drugs in sport, will carry out the tests at the Turin Games, which run from Feb. 10 to 26.
* SOCCER: The United States dropped one spot to eighth in the final FIFA rankings before the World Cup draw on Dec. 9.
Brazil maintained the top spot it has held since July 2002, a month after it won its record fifth World Cup. The Czech Republic moved into second ahead of the Netherlands, which dropped to third. Argentina was fourth, followed by France, Spain, Mexico, the United States, England and Portugal.
* COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 16 Fresno State (8-2, 6-0 Western Athletic Conference) has accepted a bid to play in the Liberty Bowl on New Year's Eve. The game will mark the Bulldogs' first appearance in a bowl east of the Mississippi River.
* BASEBALL: Bobby Howry agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, becoming the second free agent reliever in a week to join the team's bullpen.
* HOCKEY: Anaheim Mighty Ducks forward Todd Fedoruk was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL, a day after he drew a match penalty for a hit on Phoenix center Petr Nedved.
-- From News Services