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  • Henrik Stenson, left, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the second hole as Graham DeLaet looks on during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Henrik Stenson, left, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the second hole as Graham DeLaet looks on during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Henrik Stenson, left, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the second hole as Graham DeLaet looks on during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Henrik Stenson, left, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the second hole as Graham DeLaet looks on during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • Henrik Stenson, left, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the second hole as Graham DeLaet looks on during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • Henrik Stenson, left, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the second hole as Graham DeLaet looks on during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Golf

Stenson finally cashes in
to win at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. – A great summer of golf finally paid off for Henrik Stenson when he won the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Stenson raced by a fast-fading Sergio Garcia yesterday, and he holed a bunker shot on the 17th hole to turn back a final threat from Steve Stricker. The Swede, who had close calls in two majors, closed with a 5-under 66 and tied the tournament record at the TPC Boston. He won by two shots over Stricker.

Labor Day at the TPC Boston was loaded with drama.

Brendan Steele birdied his last four holes to advance to the third playoff event in Chicago. Ernie Els made it by a fraction of a point. And Zach Johnson made a 25-foot birdie putt on his last hole to make the Presidents Cup team.

Boxing

Heavyweight Morrison,
of ‘Rocky’ fame, dies at 44

OMAHA, Neb. – Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie Rocky V, has died. He was 44.

Morrison’s former manager, Tony Holden, said his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death. Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996.

In 1993, Morrison beat George Foreman to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title. He lost to Lennox Lewis in 1995.

NFL

Bears get TE Rosario
from Cowboys for draft pick

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bears acquired tight end Dante Rosario from the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft.

Dallas picked up Rosario during the offseason, and he was among five tight ends on the team’s original 53-man roster.

Rosario, 28, has 99 catches for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns in 91 career games. He has started 26 times.

NFL

Jets sign Quinn to add
depth to quarterback spot

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The New York Jets signed quarterback Brady Quinn, giving the team an experienced backup behind rookie Geno Smith.

Quinn, a first-round draft pick of Cleveland in 2007, was cut by Seattle on Saturday. With Mark Sanchez likely sidelined for the opener with a shoulder injury, it appears Smith will get the start against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

The Jets also cut recently signed quarterback Graham Harrell yesterday. The only other quarterback on the team is the inexperienced Matt Simms.

NFL

Shanahan says Griffin
will start Redskins opener

ASHBURN, Va. – Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday that Robert Griffin III will be under center for Monday night’s opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Griffin was cleared last Thursday to play in Week 1 by his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. However, Shanahan said at the time that Andrews also had unspecified “concerns.”

The coach said he addressed those concerns with Griffin and Andrews on Sunday. Shanahan declined to say what the concerns are: “You’ll have to trust us.”

NFL

Bengals sign DT Atkins
to 5-year extension

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Bengals signed defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a five-year contract extension, locking up one of their best defensive players through 2018.

The All-Pro tackle, a fourth-round pick in 2010, was entering the final year on his original deal. He made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons. Atkins had 12½ sacks last season, the most by any interior lineman in the NFL.

Baseball

Two accused of trying
to take ivy from Wrigley

CHICAGO – Chicago police said two men who allegedly broke into Wrigley Field to try to take ivy are facing misdemeanor charges.

Officers were called to the ballpark just before 4 a.m. Sunday. Police said the men had allegedly entered the park by going through a barred window. Security guards at the field spotted them on a surveillance camera and called police.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green told the Chicago Sun-Times that the men allegedly wanted to take some ivy from the outfield walls.

NHL

Blackhawks give goalie
Crawford six-year extension

CHICAGO – The Blackhawks and goalie Corey Crawford agreed to a six-year contract extension, running through the 2019-20 season.

Crawford, 28, started every playoff game for Chicago last season, helping the Blackhawks win their second Stanley Cup title in three years. He went 16-7 with an NHL-best 1.84 goals-against average in the postseason.

Cycling

American Horner wins
Vuelta stage to take lead

ALTO HAZALLANAS, Spain – Christopher Horner of the United States won the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta yesterday to take the overall lead for a second time.

The 41-year-old RadioShack-Leopard rider also won the third stage. Organizers said he became the oldest rider to earn a stage victory in one of cycling’s three grand tours.

Horner broke away on the steep, zigzagging ascent to the Alto Hazallanas peak at the end of 116-mile mountainous ride from southern Andalucia. He won in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 22 seconds. Vincenzo Nibali pursued Horner but was unable to catch him. He finished 48 seconds behind in second, with Spain’s Alejandro Valverde leading a small pack that was 62 seconds back.

Soccer

Warzycha out as
Columbus Crew head coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Crew fired Robert Warzycha after five years as head coach.

Technical director and former Crew defender Brian Bliss will fill in as interim. Assistant coaches Ricardo Iribarren and Vojislav Stanisic also were let go and will be replaced soon.

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