From AP REPORTS
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Angel Cabrera hit all the right shots to hold off Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by a stroke on a Sunday of survival at the U.S. Open, shooting a 1-under-par 69 at brutal Oakmont and giving Argentina its first major championship in 40 years.
And for the second straight major, Woods played in the final group and couldn’t deliver in the clutch.
Woods squandered birdie chances with his wedge and his putter, and Furyk paid for a risky choice of driver on the 306-yard 17th hole and fell out of the lead with a bogey.
That left Cabrera as the winner, and yes, he signed for the right score.
The only other Argentine to win a major was Roberto De Vicenzo in the 1967 British Open at Hoylake. He was equally famous for signing for the wrong score a year later at the Masters, keeping him out of a playoff.
OTTAWA (AP) _ Brandon Watson extended his hitting streak to 43 games, breaking a 95-year-old International League record with a base hit in the Columbus Clippers’ 9-8 loss to the Ottawa Lynx on Sunday.
Watson hit a leadoff single off J.D. Durbin in the sixth and finished 1-for-5 in Clippers' 11-inning loss.
Jack Lelivelt set the IL record for the Rochester Hustlers in 1912.
Watson played 35 major league games in 2005 and '06, batting .176.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred Saturday for his “selfish” rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players _ a politically motivated act, his judges said, that he inexplicably allowed to fester for months after it was clear the defendants were innocent.
Even Nifong and his attorneys supported the decision, though the veteran prosecutor refused to admit to the end that no crime occurred at a March 2006 lacrosse team party.
The committee said Nifong manipulated the investigation to boost his chances of winning his first election for Durham County district attorney. In doing so, he committed “a clear case of intentional prosecutorial misconduct” that involved “dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation.”
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) _ Carl Edwards snapped a 52-race Nextel Cup winless streak Sunday by holding off Martin Truex Jr. at Michigan International Speedway.
Edwards beat Truex to the line to grab his first win since Nov. 6, 2005, at Texas. He celebrated his fifth career Nextel Cup win with his trademark backflip off the window ledge of his car.
He then gleefully took a pair of scissors to team member Tom Giacchi's shaggy beard, clipping off a chunk of hair that had been growing since the two vowed in late 2005 that Giacchi wouldn’t shave until Edwards’ next win.
ATLANTA (AP) _ NASCAR filed a $100 million counter claim against AT&T Inc. on Sunday, accusing the wireless provider of interfering with its exclusive sponsorship agreement with rival wireless company Nextel.
The suit also asks that NASCAR be granted the right to kick AT&T _ and all telecommunications companies other than Nextel _ out of its top series in 2008.
NASCAR filed the suit electronically in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, alleging breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, and conspiracy to aid and abet wrongful interference with Nextel.
NASCAR and AT&T have been battling all season over NASCAR’s refusal to allow AT&T to put its logos on Jeff Burton’s car. Burton and his Richard Childress Racing team have a sponsorship agreement with Cingular, which has since been purchased by AT&T.
LONDON (AP) _ Andy Roddick won his fourth Queen’s Club title Sunday, saving match point in the second set before beating France's Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (2) in the final of the grass-court tuneup for Wimbledon.
Roddick, seeded second, also won from 2003-05 and joined Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker and John McEnroe as four-time winners of this event.
Mahut, who beat French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, was not broken once in the match. He is 0-2 against Roddick.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) _ Jelena Jankovic won her fourth title of the year Sunday, beating Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to capture the grass-court DFS Classic.
Both players had to win semifinal matches earlier in the day at the rain-affected tournament. Sharapova also had two matches Saturday.
Despite falling behind after the first set, Jankovic came back to win her first title on grass.
Jankovic will leave for the Netherlands on Monday morning to play in the Ordina Open.
Earlier, Sharapova beat Marion Bartoli of France 7-5, 6-0 in the semifinals, and Jankovic defeated Mara Santangelo of Italy 6-1, 7-5.
Bartoli, who completed her suspended quarterfinal match early Sunday, beat third-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
MADRID, Spain (AP) _ David Beckham was replaced in the 66th minute with what appeared to be a recurrence of an ankle injury. But he still managed to limp around the field in celebration after Real Madrid beat Mallorca 3-1 to win its 30th Spanish league title.
It was the culmination of a season that can easily be called the most difficult of his life. But even being shunned by both Madrid coach Fabio Capello and England coach Steve McClaren over the last year didn’t keep Beckham from proving he still has the skills to compete at the highest level.